“Love me. I still remember those words you spoke, so long ago. The way your beautiful, starlight eyes searched me for a response. When we laid ourselves bare and vulnerable, for the other to see.
How could i not? Came my response. Entwined in the sheets, and in your arms, i could not, in that moment, have done anything else. The way tears swam paths down your cheeks, and your lips smiled - And i met them. I remember it as though it were but a bell ago.
Love me. It wouldn’t be the last time you would speak it, love. These two words have echoed through our cycles together, and all have been met with different, yet similar responses, always with the notion that your affection need never go unrequited.
Forever, So I Swear. These four words have been spoken thrice, in our lives. Our first was after a messy contract on a boat, where we laid our weapons down. Where we realised that we did not want to be apart. Perhaps, then, we knew what would become of us, so many Moons later.
The second, was at your proposal. When you took my hand in yours, and placed a ring on my finger, in a way that made sense to only us. I still smile, when i look beneath the ring, to the circle of flesh that matches your own… And on your hand settles the twin.
And the last, was two cycles ago, to the sun. This sun marks our second anniversary as Husband, and Wife. The sun we walked the aisle of the Sanctum together, before the eyes of so many, and were bonded, for all to see. I knew, as we wept at the altar, and exchanged our vows, that this Sun would remain in fondest of memories. That i could recall it to perfection, from every blooming rose, to every word you spoke.
So, with all of this. After Love Me’s, and Forever So i Swears, and all of the important words that have carved themselves in my soul, i found myself thinking. That, this sun, i would write something. Something grand, and breathtaking, that i would be able to profess my love to you in verse or song for all to see.
But i couldn’t do it, Max.
Because of all of the beautiful words i know, none of them compare to you. Nothing can quite describe the way your eyes light up when you smile, or the way your cheeks only give the faintest hint of colour, when you blush. There are no words that do justice to your voice; that soft, lulling murmur, that has long since soothed my worries since before we wed. Or the ways your beautiful mind works, despite all that has happened.
All i have, are these three words. To condense so many feelings, and thoughts, into something that might, somehow, make sense.
Maximilien Amalaryssia, I Love You.
No matter how many cycles pass, or what obstacles we may face, i will stand with you, until time ceases to be. With our friends and our family beside us, to who i’m immensely thankful to have supporting us in our lives.
Ever at your side. Ever at your back.
Forever, so i swear. Your loving wife, Bexy.”
-From Bexy, to Max, on their Second Wedding Anniversary.
not many artists would go out of their way to create a trilogy of music videos with only the purpose to tell a story
not many artists would take the time and effort to educate us on present day issues that still surround the LGBTQA+ community/above and beyond
not many artists would highlight such issues in an emotional and obviously extremely personal way
not many artists would be able to leave me feeling so moved and thought provoked
the blue neighbourhood trilogy is something that i truly feel i will remember for the rest of my life - the impact it has had on myself and others is clear to see and the story is truly heartbreaking above all
it’s raised some important questions and shown a level of vulnerability from troye that i didn’t expect to see
it’s also began to establish the kind of artist he is: a visionary, a true talent, someone who really does care
im so grateful and proud to have been a part of something that was clearly so close to his heart
we love/appreciate you in ways you’ll never know troye