"_______, are you having a nice time on this trip?" Ludwig asked, looking down at you. You nodded with a content smile on your face.
"Yep! I can't wait to go to Tokyo~"
You watched the lively people of Japan pass back and forth. A mother tending to her crying baby. A man reading a newspaper on the bench. Two young children giggling, one chasing after another. An older sibling scolded them, but you couldn't understand what she was saying. You loved the busy hustle bustle of the train station.
You and Ludwig were in Japan to visit your close friend, Kiku Honda. You could barely hold your excitement in. You were in a different country! It definitely was exhilarating and all, but also risky at the same time. Neither of you knew how to speak Japanese. Trying to comprehend it was just as difficult. Your oriental friend was bilingual, but he wasn't there to help. You were supposed to be taking the train to see him right then.
"Wait here, liebling. I'm going to get a map."
"Okay. But hurry up!!"
Ludwig walked up to a stand that held various brochures. He stared at the unfamiliar characters printed on the papers. He then went through all of them, searching for anything that looked like a map. If it was published in English, he could ask you for help to read it. It wasn't his best language, since he felt the most comfortable with German. He picked up another brochure, unfolding it desperately. The train could come at any time.
A map! And to his relief, when he flipped it to the opposite side, the Japanese was translated into English. He turned around to tell you the good news. Wait...
You were nowhere in sight.
"__________? ___________?!" He practically screamed, looking for you in a frantic matter. "___________!!!"
You stepped onto the train by yourself. The door slid shut behind you. Then the train drove away on the tracks that lead to another world ahead.
Ludwig's stomach sank to the ground. All color drained from his face.
What was he going to do?
He wanted to so badly tell the police, but he couldn't speak Japanese!
Soon enough, a mob of people surrounded him. Pushing, shoving, yelling words at him he's never heard.
The only thing he could do was scream...
Ludwig jolted awake with a loud gasp. He had fallen asleep at his desk, his head resting in his crossed arms. The dim table lamp was still lit, and a thick book was open at random page. He slid his reading glasses off and pinched the bridge of his nose. The feeling of tears stung his eyes underneath closed lids. They rolled down his cheeks when he opened them again. Ludwig was actually scared to lose you!
"Another damn dream..." He muttered. He switched the lamp off and left the dark room. Instead, he went to your bedroom.
Ludwig studied your sleeping form, and knew for certain that he was sobbing. He would hate to admit that he was crying, since he was a tough man, but at times like this, he felt he couldn't help himself.
You woke to sounds of despair. Your sleepy gaze traveled over to your alarmed husband. He knelt next to you on the floor and continually kissed your hand. "___-______!"
"Lud, what's wrong?" You asked, leaning over to turn on the table lamp.
"I know I sound ridiculous, but I'm so scared to lose you. ________, I love you so much!" He cried out. You have never Ludwig so sad and upset. It made you feel a little bad. "It's okay. Don't cry about me." You reassured him, taking his face into your hands. You kissed his cheeks, forehead, and lips.
"I had this dream when we were visiting Kiku in Japan. We were waiting for the train in the big train station. I went to get a map because we were lost. And when I turned around, you were gone. You already left on the train without me. I wanted to tell the police, but I didn't know how to speak Japanese."
"Wow... I don't know what to say. I'm flattered. I love you more, Luddy~"
"I am just so happy you're here everyday, __________. I don't want to lose you."
Ludwig smiled at you with teary eyes.
~ Das Ende ♥