They heard the chains click, closing on his hands once again.
"I don't want you to go, don't do this! you don't have to do it for me, I don't want you to" she said, pointlessly. She was helpless, and the deed was already done anyway.
"Don't worry dear, no need to cry for me. I'll come back, like I always do- even sooner! I'll return, a free man, and I will have a gift for you" He said, smiling calmly. He doesn't allow himself to regret, or to show that he does.
He was taken away, by his new owner, to him he willingly gave another part of his life.
He did this many times before, always for the same reason: Her. She has a great potential, both of them knew, but she was weak, fragile, lacking the resources to fulfill herself- and not being able to fulfill herself felt bad. Feels bad. He knows. So he decided to do whatever is unnecessary, in order to get her what she needs. Sometimes she gave him a clear direction, sometimes vague clues. It was sometimes hard for her to decide what is the