"I'm sorry." She murmured in guilt but that was not my intention. Drowning her in self guilt is not my goal I just wanted her to look over the whole situation and get back to me, but with pride and confidence this time.
"Don't apologize, Bella. If you are apologizing for hurting me, then rather I prefer you over your apologies." I said in a soft voice for the first time in a while. "I'm done with all the struggle I went through and going through right now, Bella. I just want some peace and assurance from you. I'm done fighting for you." I sighed and took a step back to look at her clearly.
Bella's eyes widened at my confession but dropped her head without a question back or an argument. Even before, I tried different ways to keep her insecurities in check. I tried several ways to make her proud of herself for surviving through tough conditions. Few times, I was successful in making her feel good about herself and the other times, she has become just too timid to accept herself.
"It's okay. I ?understand." She nodded her head vigorously looking at me with tearful eyes. "I will never tell anyone about our wedding ?" Heavens! I sighed in exasperation.
"I'm done fighting for you ?does not mean I am giving you up, Bella. Heavens please stop putting yourself in a dirty spot of a darkest room. You are a great woman and any man would be lucky to be with you and you have to believe it. I am not going to fight for you because I want you to fight for yourself now." I exclaimed almost close to yelling at her.