Of Liberties And Loss (A When You're Gone Al...
The year is 1872. Up in the grand ballroom, a boy hears parties being held, stories being told, knowing deep inside that he can have none of it as the music reverberates through his exposed ribs. Through the scars laid over his skin. Dancing, enjoyment, liberty. It was a life he was born to, but not the one he has lived.
Upstairs, a girl steals hearts with her beauty and charm, but she hides a secret. Stealing food and bringing them into the dank storage room under the castle will warrant more than a sound scolding from her otherwise mild-mannered foster father, but she persists. Despite all the bachelors vying for her hand, her heart remains in the bony hands of an emaciated boy who has been deprived of love and sunlight.
They dance to their own unheard music, bask in their own unseen light, and love with their own shattered hearts, but all things must come to an end and nothing ever happens without reason.
They will fall in love, and they will break apart, but perhaps it is for good reason. After all, only the bad things hide in the darkness, and aren't those who refuse to be saved still worth saving at all?