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Breaking the Silence

by Arenborne on Nov 27, 2016 at 02:33 AM}
On a fine, late autumn morning, Inayat woke to find the other side of the bed empty, Arenborn already awake and out of bed. However, beside the bed, is a flash of colour.

Sat on the chair is a bundle of flowers, freshly picked, set with a drawing of the two of them together, and a folded up piece of parchment. Written in Arenborn's best hand writing, making it easier to read for Inayat, is a letter of the first words Aren has ever said to Inayat. Sure he had gestured and pulled expressions, spent time playing trial and error to get a message across. But none of it was actual words. He had never properly said anything to her.


Inayat,

Now you can read, there are a lot of things I have wanted to say to you that I can’t say just by waving my hands.

First and foremost, I love you. I love you more than I ever believed I could love somebody. Since meeting you, I have had a home for the first time since losing my voice. You have made me a better man, just by being there for me. You have made my life so much better, so full of purpose that I cannot thank you enough. Without you, I was weak, unable to control myself, unable to even look after myself. I didn’t see the need. With you? I have a reason to get up in the morning.

I was lost. For so long I had no idea what I was doing and without a voice, I didn’t know how to find the way. But with you, I don’t need it. With you I have everything I have been looking for and more. You are like the star to guide me through the storm, to show me the light that is life with you. You are the kindest, most loving, lively person I have ever met and I don’t know what I’d do without you.

Look at me. However long unable to say anything to you and now I can I can’t think of the words? Perhaps it is right, words cannot begin to explain what I feel for you and what you mean to me.

Well… one thing I have wanted to say for a while, and not known how, is that you are beautiful. More beautiful than any sunrise or sunset. More beautiful than the moon or the sea on a calm night. You are more beautiful than any flower in any country or any diamond found in any mine. More fair than any of the fair folk, who should all aspire to look like you.

All of this, me, you, our home, is new. Half the time I don’t know what I’m doing. Back in Pelargir I was told I would be married to a woman of noble birth who I may or may not come to love but I would do it for the family. Now that seems so wrong. Us, together, feels so backwards, yet so perfect. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I don’t want this to end, ever. You listen to me, understand me, and most of all you help me when I struggle. I couldn’t ask you for more. Just know whenever you need something I will be there. Whenever, wherever, whatever, I will always help you.

I love you with all my heart and will continue to do so till I cease to exist.

Aren
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