Cody hadn't done much as the days passed by. He was surprised that he hadn't been thrown out yet but knew that it would happen sometime. His advisor, Jeremy, had been running the kingdom while he sulked in his room or in the throne room where everything had first went wrong. He was there now, leaning to his right, slumping in his chair, his right arm up with fingers twirling a small, golden object between them. A ring. His wedding ring. The small circle of metal that bound he and Audrey. It meant nothing to her now but he still had the small amount of hope that she would realize what truly happened but it was dwindling little by little, fragile in its state.
He didn't see Audrey anymore though he would often walk down the corridor, acting like he would go talk to her but when he got there he kept on walking, not knowing what to say and feeling his throat restrict with the facts that Will would probably be with her. Cody couldn't see Audrey; not now—maybe not ever. Maybe she would just have him executed instead of exiled. That's what he would do. It made sure to set an example. At least he wouldn't have to worry about his name being ruined by his murderous father; it would be ruined by Audrey's opinion of him. It didn't matter to him how others thought of him as only Audrey's opinion mattered the most. He only wanted to be someone to her—rich or poor; young or old. If he died right now would she care?
Cody went to his room stiffly and took some paper and a quill, scratching it against the hard paper. It's contents read as follows:
I understand that you may want to tear up this letter but please hear me out. I know how you feel about me right now and believe me it's taking its toll on me as well. I'm not going to try to justify myself to you again in this letter as you have already made your opinion clear to me. I apologize for causing you any pain that you may have felt. It was and has never been my intention to hurt you.
I've been sitting eyes wide open behind these four walls, hoping you'd call. It's just a cruel existence like there's no point hoping at all. Audrey, I feel crazy, up all night, all night and every day. Give me something, please, but you say nothing. I wonder: what is happening to me? I don't want to live forever because I know that I'll be living in vain and I don't want to fit wherever, I just want to call your name until you come back to me. I just know that I love you.
I know that I have never expressed my true feelings to you in person because I was too prideful to see them myself. I hope that you take my words as true. I'm so sorry, Audrey. I'll be here to talk if you want to try to hear me out.
My sincerest apologies for anything I've done to you and that you believe about me,
He stared at the letter for a long while before crumbling it into a ball and throwing it against the wall. "Stupid."
"How are your eyes?" She asked
"Well, I've been told they're dreamy but I'll let you decide for yourself."