This is my first fanfic so sorry i'm a bad writer..Also James and Sarah are 18 in this.
They were all sitting at the table eating their stew silently, and James was waiting for the right moment to tell them his big news. He was nervous about how they would react, especially Sarah. He dropped his spoon in his stew and cleared his throat loudly. Everyone stopped eating and looked up at him.
"I enlisted in the army. I leave in two days." James tried desperately not to look at Sarah who was sitting across from him.
"James! You can't! What about ze newzpaper? What about all of us? " Henri shouted with tears steaming down his face.
"I'm sorry Henri I guess you and Sarah will have to take over." He looked up at her and saw she had tears in her eyes. His heart ached at the sight. He didn't think it would have hurt her this much, he wasn't sure if it meant she felt the same way for him as he did for her or if she just hated this fighting more than anything.
"I don't think this is the best idea, James, but I understand why you want to. I'll be sad to see you go and I hope that you'll be careful out there." Moses patted him on the back as if trying to say he doesn't like what he's doing but he likes why he's doing it, for Liberty and for freedom and that was good enough for him. Henri looked from Moses to James and rubbed his eyes and began eating again. James looked at Sarah again, she had her head down but she wasn't eating.
"You've been awfully quiet. What's your opinion on this?" he asked her trying to make his voice sound carefree to lighten the mood a bit. She didn't look up at him she only whispered,
"Why?" He was confused he thought it was obvious why.
"What do you mean 'why'?" He kept his eyes on her but she still didn't lift her head up.
"I mean, Why?" she yelled, her voice was shaky and she lifted her head up to stare directly at him. He was shocked. She was angry but her eyes were filled with sadness and tears were running down her cheeks. He couldn't help but think that even with tears on her face she was still so gorgeous.
"You know why! I'm doing this for our freedom! I'm doing this for all the people the British have wronged! And I'm doing this whether or not you approve!" he huffed. Moses looked at James and Sarah and knew this was about more than him leaving.
"Come on Henri let's give these two some time alone." Moses grabbed Henri's arm and started pulling him up the stairs.
"Aww come on Moses I want to see them fight!" Henri begged.
"No Henri! We're going now!" they went up the stairs leaving James and Sarah scowling at each other from across the table. Sarah got up out of her chair and started walking towards the stairs as well but James got up quickly and turned her around to face him.
"Where do you think you're going?" he howled.
"Not that it's really any of your business but I am going to retire there is nothing I wish to say to you." She stuck her nose in the air and turned back around making her way to the stairs once more.
"Wow, how very British of you, running away from a fight!" he yelled.
She stopped in her tracks but didn't face him again.
"Well then I guess you don't have any problems then do you." She sighed.
She turned around and faced him noticing that his expression had softened and his face was filled with sorrow. It was then she let her guard down and ran to him. He held her close and she buried her face in his chest while tears fell from her emerald eyes. He wrapped his arms around her waist and tangled his hands in her fiery red hair.
"Don't leave! Stay here with me!" she cried. His heart pounded against his chest at her words. Does she have feeling for me too? He thought. He wanted to tell her how much he loved her and to kiss away all her tears but he knew he couldn't.
"Sarah, I have to. It's my job as an American to help fight for our freedom, it's the right thing to do." He ended their embrace and took a step back holding her hands in his and looking down at his feet.
"But what if something happens to you?"
"Nothing will! I promise!" He knew it was an empty promise and that there was a big chance he'd never see her again. He put his hand on her cheek, wiping her tears with his thumb.
"I don't know what I'd do without you. If you died…" she was stopped by her sobs and he pulled her close to him resting his head on hers.
"Shhh…don't cry. I'll be back before you know it." She looked up at him forcing herself to believe his words but she couldn't.
"Please…don't go. Please…I need you." He stared into her beautiful green eyes and his eyes started to water. He kissed her gently on the forehead and let go of her completely. He stiffened not wanting his tears to fall.
"I leave in two days, Sarah. It's done." He walked past her and up the steps to his room pretending he couldn't hear her sobs. He swallowed hard and went into his room almost slamming the door, he leaned his back against it listening to her sob loudly downstairs he closed his eyes and wept.
Hope you liked the first chapter :) more are coming soon! R&R please!