Short stories and snippets : Duty

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She looked into his eyes in silence. She showed no emotions but he knew, staring deep into her eyes that there lay a hidden pain, a hesitance, a longing.

“It cannot happen? “We” cannot happen?” she asked.

He gently pulled her closer and lay her head on his shoulder. He then gently rested his head atop hers.

“Unfortunately no…” he replied.

“Why…”

“Because I’m here to do what I have to do. I cannot violate that order. I am your shield from the dangers that come after you.”

“You are doing that well. Can’t it be more than just that?”

“No…it can’t. It’s because of the way things are now that I can be next to you. I don’t want to leave you.”

His wings spread and cast a shade over her, protecting her from the raindrops that started to fall upon them. Both sky and eyes shed tears at that moment. She buried her face in his chest, trembling and sobbing while he looked at her in silence.

I am your guardian angel…
I must abide by my code and order…

I do not break the order not because I’m beyond mortals…
But it’s because I am more mortal that I was made to be…

I have not fallen from grace but I have fallen in love…

And yet, I cannot break away from duty for I will be pulled back to heaven as I would be deemed unworthy to carry out my duty…

And I cannot bear to leave you…

A guardian angel is an angel…
A mortal is a mortal…

Divine irony…

So near yet so far…
So close yet so distant…

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