His cold blue eyes watched her, as her own eyes filled with pure shock.
"Who are you?" Her lips whispered the words. "I don't know you anymore."
"You don't understand, zis is the future. A utopia viz ze right kind of people, ze perfect race." His voice sounded as if he were a machine. She slowly shook her head as a tear ran down.
"No..." He took a step towards her. Her eyes widened as she mirrored his step with one backwards.
"Please understand me, zis is for ze good of all-"
"Killing others isn't for the good of anything. It only continues the evil begun by him." She snarled as she pointed out of the house, he knew exactly what she meant.
"He restored zis country to it's former glory."
"What's the point of glory if a genocide is what brings it, Ludwig?! Open your eyes!!" Tears began rushing down her face as she clenched her teeth in frustration. "You of all people should see there is no logic behind any of his argument! What have any of those people done to any of us? To anyone?! There are children in those camps Ludwig. Children who haven't had the chance to actually live!!! Please understand me..." She looked deep into his eyes, into his very soul. "Those children are our future, those people are our present. Killing won't solve any of our problems, it will only bring more blood shed and leave a scar in the world's heart."
"No, you still don't understand! You are being to emotional und soft...weak. I should have known not to bring a voman into a man's var."
"No... I understand completely." Her gaze fell to the ground. "The blindfold has finally fallen, and I can see what has happened, though it's difficult to take in."
"I'm glad you finally see zings my vay." She slowly looked up at the man she loved so dearly, her eyes glazed over with intense agony. He stepped towards her, her eyes widened with sheer terror.
"No." She whispered. His brow furrowed as he took another step towards her. "Get away from me!" She screamed. His eyes widened.
"You're not the same man anymore. Don't touch me you monster!!"
His footsteps echoed through the abandoned streets of what had once been his home. Desolate wasteland, ruins of buildings covered the ground. A single tear slipped down the thin dust mask that covered his face. Ever since she had left that day, he had never been the same. Loneliness had once again invaded his heart, but it was now burning a hole in it. His arms ached for her as his heart did for her pacifying, compassionate love. She had been right, he was a monster.
He continued, until he returned to the transportation. An American waiting in the driver's seat. He smiled slightly as Ludwig entered the vehicle. He placed a hand on the German's broad shoulder.
"You did what had to be done, don't feel so bad."
"I lost her Jones, I lost the only voman..." Tears began to trickle down his cheeks. He buried his face in his palm, embarrassed by his emotional outburst.
"I'm sure you'll find her, Beilschmidt. Don't worry. Now next stop, Berlin."
The trip to Berlin was long, and Ludwig continued to feel the emptiness in his heart. As they drove to the meeting place, Ludwig froze. He couldn't believe his eyes. It couldn't be...but it was.
"Jones, Stop Ze Car!" He shouted at the American. Jones stepped on the break, nearly sending Ludwig flying out of the jeep. The door was thrown open as Ludwig made a mad dash to the sidewalk. "________!!" He shouted. Several people turned around and stared him, not one of them her.
"Mama." A child tugged on his mother's coat. She looked down at her son, confused and curious.
"Yes?" He pointed at Ludwig, who was running towards them. Her eyes filled with tears as she shook her head in disbelief. "Ludwig." She whispered. He closed the remaining space between them, his arms wrapping around her. "Ludwig..." She returned the embrace, much to his surprise.
"You were right, please forgive me liebling." He tilted his head down, pressing his lips to hers. "Please." He continued to plant little kisses all over her face.
"I can't forgive you Ludwig." She whispered. He pulled away, his heart pained. She noticed his expression and chuckled. "How can I forgive you for something that was already forgiven years ago?" She pressed a kiss to his hand that was intertwined with hers.
"Mama?" They looked down at the boy, who was looking at Ludwig. His small brows deeply furrowed as he studied the man's face. A slight smile crept up the child's face as he began to recognize it, he pulled something out of his coat pocket. It was folded and a little dirty. He unfolded it to reveal a photo. He handed the photo to Ludwig, who gently took it from the boy. Under closer inspection, he found it was a photo of himself in his military uniform. "Zat's mein papa." The child grinned up at him. "I finally get to meet him." He stared at the boy, who looked like a perfect combination of his mother and his father.
"________..." He looked at her.
"He's ours Ludwig." He shook his head slightly, before scooping up his child and holding him close.
"I can't believe it." He murmured as the child buried himself in his father chest. _________ smiled at her husband, and wrapped her arms around him. "Don't let me go..." He whispered in her ear.
"I don't plan on it ever again..."