Zofia awoke to the sound of someone knocking on her door. She groaned out a response that told whoever it was that she was awake but way too lazy to get up and let that person in.
Of all the people to be knocking on her door, Rook was one of the people she wasn't expecting. Sure, they had gotten closer, but she didn't think their relationship was at that level already. This intrigued her so much that she actually opened the door to see what he needed.
"Surprised to see you here without my sister." She said. "May I ask why?"
Rook stood there nervously, the same way he did when he came there a week prior for a favor. "I was planning on doing it today."
Zofia raised her eyebrow at him. "That would be one hell of birthday gift for Ela. Give me a sec."
She went back into her room and rummaged through her desk before finding her old wedding ring. Two months after they got back from the forest thanks to Buck's sacrifice, she decided to tell Jeremiah everything and still push through with the divorce. Just because she lost her happily ever after doesn't mean Jeremiah has to lose the chance to find his. In fact, she even heard from Sofie that he has a kind and loving new girlfriend now.
She gave Rook the ring. "Do I need to give you the speech or no?"
"You already did when I asked if I could borrow the ring."
"Oh yeah." Zofia said. "Take care of her, you hear me?"
Rook nodded. "Do you want to be there when I do it?"
"Won't I ruin the mood?"
"You can stay outside my room and just come in after she answers."
Zofia rolled her eyes. "Fine. Go on ahead, I'll catch up once I get dressed." She said. "Good luck Julien."
Rook stared at her. "You just called me Julien."
"Its always just been Nizan before." Rook said, before smiling. "We're becoming friends."
For a split-second, Zofia saw Buck in Rook. No wonder they got along well. "Get out of here before I change my mind."
Rook nodded and left her alone to go change her sister's life forever.
Meanwhile on her end, the unexpected reminder of Buck prompted Zofia to re-read the letter that Buck somehow found the time to write for her and instruct Frost to give to her in case he didn't make it.
Just in case I don't make it, I just want you to know that I love you very, very much. I know that sounds cliché but fuck it, that's how I really feel.
I just want to clear some things up.
Last night, when I broke up with you, that was the dumbest mistakes I ever made, and the reason for it wasn't what I said it was. At least not entirely. The part about me not wanting you to throw your family away was true, but I also broke up with you was partly because I was scared. I was scared that I won't be able to fill the void that losing your family will leave on you. I was scared that I wasn't going to be enough. Don't blame yourself for something that was my fault.
I'm not a religious person, and I have faced death many times before but for some reason, its only now that I'm curious as to where I end up if I do kick the bucket, and to be honest, I don't care which afterlife I'd end up in as long as I get to watch over you. That way I can take comfort in knowing that I'll always be by your side, and that you'll know that…
…I'll be there for you, when no one else is.