In Lord of Blakeley, the peaceful farming community of Blakeley is attacked, and Andrew, as the Lord of the Province, led his men in defending their land and people. Andrew did not return.
“Lady Aleese, it’s Carmine. Come out.”
“Where is Drew?”
“Lady Aleese? Please, come out,” he begged. “I need to talk to you. It’s about Andrew. He… he’s been…”
She unlocked the door and looked at him. She saw the look on his sad tear-stained face. He didn’t have to say another word. She knew.
“NO! NO!” she cried, falling on the floor. “NO! Do not tell me he is dead! NO!”
“I’m so sorry, Lady Aleese. He died saving all of us, our land, our crops, and our food. Oh, he was so incredibly brave, My Lady! He was majestic, even. He managed to blow them all up. Unfortunately he was in the middle of that explosion.”
“NO!” She pulled herself up. “I feel in my heart that my beloved Drew is not dead.”
“I saw it with my own eyes. I saw him… get blown up.”
“No. It cannot be. Go away, Carmine. I wish to be alone.”
“I understand you want to be alone. But, please, let me help you up to your room. Your ladies can take care of you upstairs. You don’t want to stay down here in this cold, dark cellar by yourself.”
“Drew told me to stay here and wait for him to come and get me. And I’m staying right here. I’m waiting for him to come and get me. Go away.”
“But Lady Aleese…”
“GO THE HELL AWAY!!!” She threw a wine bottle at him. It crashed to the floor and broke into pieces.
Carmine nodded and backed away from her. She slumped back against the wall, slowly sinking to the floor, screaming and sobbing.
“Come for me, Drew! Please, My Love, come for me. I don’t want to go on without you. You told me to stay here and wait until you came for me. I’ll wait for you, Drew. I’ll wait right here. Come for me, My Love. Please, come for me.” She cried some more and soon cried herself to asleep on the cold, damp cellar floor.
She heard something, someone walking on the broken glass from the wine bottle on the floor. A shadowy figure approached her.
“Drew? Drew, My Darling, I knew you would come for me. I knew you wouldn’t desert me. Drew!” She reached for him. The shadowy figure reached out and grabbed her tightly. The light caught a silvery glint from his wristband. They both disappeared.