Overview: In the middle of her freshman year of high school Riley Matthew’s mother gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to run her firms London Office. Much to everyone’s surprise her mother accepts the job, forcing Riley and her younger brother Auggie to leave behind everything they’ve ever known. Almost three years later the Matthew’s family moves back to New York and Riley comes to realize a lot has changed in the time she’s been gone. Author’s Notes:
[As always the text in italics are flashbacks.] Riley’s world is slowly starting to fall to pieces the more her heart gets broken. In the words of Stefan Salvatore ‘how many more ways are there for you to rip my heart out?’ Well, plenty. The next chapter will revolve around whats been happening to Lucas since Riley left. As it turns out, she’s not the only one who’s changed. Chapter Five: “Sound of my heart breaking.” Previous Chapters:1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Word Count: 4,374
“Just go – your new
life is waiting for you.”
After abruptly ending
their video call Maya sat there, staring at the empty screen before her. She
couldn’t wrap her head around what had just happened. She hardly ever got into
it with Riley, they were always so good at talking through their feelings but maybe
that was the problem. She didn’t know how to talk through what she was feeling
because she didn’t know how to describe what she was feeling in the first
place. How do you tell your best friend that you hate that they’re happy
without you? It didn’t make sense to her. She loved Riley and would do anything
for her but the thought of Riley thriving without her, the thought of her
living her life without her seemed unfair. They were supposed to take on the world
together and Riley was getting a head start.
Her phone screen
lights up, notifying her that she had a text.
Riles: I don’t want to fight with you, Peaches.
She types out a long
message, apologizing, admitting to being in the wrong and just as she’s about
to press ‘send’ she gets an Instagram notification telling her Riley had been
tagged in a photo. Closing her iMessage she opens the app, curious to see who
had tagged her and what the picture was of.
It was a picture of
Allison and Riley, sitting on her bed eating take out and the caption read:
Reunited with my best friend.
Feeling angry and
forgotten, Maya did what Maya does best and she shuts down.
I was writing the outline for the wedding sabotage au until i got bored. So I watched one of my fave movies Marie Antionette and had this idea. Wrote this drabble in a couple hours. I’m tired but its cute. idk if u want more lemme kno of course (dnt worry i’ll still work on the other one too). As always, love you guys a lot and enjoy <<<333
It has come to my attention, after discovering a possible invasion and attempt to conquer Delfeur, that I, King Aleron de Vere, implore a disparate annex towards Vere. It would be unwise to take an area of Veretian soil and expect absolute subjection. The Delfeurean people are loyal to the crown of Vere and a war against our country will cause the death of a great many young men and would impact the taxes of both our nations. Raises in taxes will lead both our people to restless behavior and acrimony towards you, King Theomedes. For you will be solely responsible for this war. You must also take into consideration that when compelling my people under your rule, they too will remember that you are solely responsible.
I would like to make an offer that both kingdoms, Vere and Akielos, should find presentable and most suitable for avoidance in war. Prince Damianos, heir to Akielos, is of age to marry and is yet to be. It is in Vere, The Council, and my greatest interest and contentment that my youngest son, Prince Laurent de Vere, has recently come of age. From what I have heard of your most honorable son is that he prefers the physiognomy that my son bears. Prince Laurent is an intelligent young man but knows when to hold his tongue, follow orders, and sustain his duties. In my most unbiased opinion I see it as a very tolerable match and constitutes itself as a preferred one of the people when the knowledge that it keeps from war is greatly acknowledged.
I hope you take this into great consideration. For both my people of Vere and the people of Akielos have their lives in your most dignified hand.
The Regent finished and looked up towards his brother, King Aleron.
“See, dearest brother, all you need is to sign the document. I’ll have it sent and we wait for King Theomedes’ answer.” The Regent gave a wicked grin and placed and pen and paper on the desk in front of King Aleron, who had his head resting gravely against his hand.
“Laurent goes off to marry some sweaty barbaric-”
“He is much more use there than he is here. Prince Auguste is the only heir we desire and Laurent wastes his time riding and reading books and when not doing that he is distracting Prince Auguste with such nonsense.”
“A royal marriage will not only be beneficial to this Kingdom but to Laurent as well. He will be forced to learn Akielon and practice the social cues of both Veretian and Akielon.”
We’ve had an amazing lifetime together. More than amazing. I couldn’t be happier to be called your wife; to have three amazing kids with you, and three more that we consider our own and to have met such an incredible human being.