Daily Archives: August 30, 2012

My Dear Emma

*-These characters are not mine.

 *-Written from Mr. Knightley to Emma the night before their wedding.

                                                     My Dear Emma


My Dear Emma

 I remember the day you were born. I begrudgingly joined my parents and John to meet you. My mother fussed over you and insisted that I hold you, but I declined.

 I would have never imagined then the newborn I met more than one and twenty years ago would grow into the woman I would marry.

 I love you, my dear Emma with everything I hold dear. I had known for a while that we are ill suited to all but each other; I only needed time to reconcile the idea. The night of the ball I at long last realized that my feelings for you were not of a plutonic nature.

 I have met many women in my lifetime; despite my initial consideration of Jane Fairfax, you are the only woman who has ever induced me into matrimony.  

 Tonight is the last night I sleep in Donwell Abbey as a bachelor. Tomorrow our life begins together.

 Think of me tonight as I think of you.


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