She looked down at the white envelope in her hands and turned it over once more. It was blank except for her sister’s name on the front an a simple line of words on the back.
Everything I could never tell you.
There was a letter inside, a letter that she had spent moments between preparing writing. This letter would likely be that last thing she could ever give her sister other than a chance for any kind of life. A letter that would be the last link between the two of them.
After today, Star would never see Comet again. She would never hear anything from her or about her. That was part of the price to pay.
“Are you ready?”
Star turned and met her Queen’s eyes and nodded with a solemn expression on her face. The letter was tendered over and the Queen took it without hesitation.
“Would you make sure that Comet…that she…” Star floundered with what to say.
She needn’t have worried. Her Queen already knew what lay within her heart in this matter.
“I will make certain of it. She shall receive this letter when she is able to read it and she will never lose it.”
“But her abilities will be sealed, how shall she keep it without fear of losing it?” Star asked even as she fell into step slightly behind her Queen.
There was a gentle smile, “Just because she cannot use them, not even subconsciously, does not mean that everything must be lost to her. She was born this way and nothing we can do will fully change that.”
They turned down a long hallway that ended in to a single audience chamber that held a few small circles of uniformed people. Men and women were in each circle, but the uniforms varied from the pant and shirt suit that Star herself wore to the skirt and shirt suit that some of the others wore. There was a lot of white in the coloring of those in skirts and a lot of black in those in pants.
In the middle of the circles was a young woman lying on the ground in hospital garb.
“It is time to begin.”
Written for this week’s FreeWriteFriday.