Mary? Mary? Francis. I’ve been waiting for you. Is this real? Nothing is more real. I love you. I always have. I love you too. Were we truly this young? Yes. It seems like so long ago. It’s been so difficult, Francis. So difficult. Shh. That’s over now.
“En ma Fin gît mon Commencement.” This is the saying which Mary embroidered on her cloth of estate whilst in prison in England and is the theme running through her life. It symbolises the eternity of life after death.
In the darkest of times, you were my conscience. Your heart was a light, Mary, and it burned so very bright for France. No matter how far you go, that light will burn forever.
I love you, Mary Stuart. F o r e v e r.
“The one who truly lost the most by the death of Le Petit Roi was his grieving young wife. Her affection for Francis was deep and sincere. He had been her constant companion for more than a decade, and ever afterwards, though she was to be married twice more, she would always think fondly of Francis as the
onegreat love of herlifeandher one truehusband.”
- In My End Is My Beginning: A Life of Mary Queen of Scots by James A. Mackay