After midnight once again. Been working this through my mind for the better part of the day, and well...
The wind, which had been blowing in great gusts that made a deafening howl in Wilhelm's ears as he sobbed to the heavens, stopped without warning. In a way, the quiet was louder than the wind.
He heard a few stones behind him move about, causing him to immediately jerk his head to the side to look over his shoulder. He saw me then.
"I know you..." he said in a tone that told me he was choking back another sob, "You're the voice, your'e the one that brought me here!"
I smiled at him. What else could I do?
"No, Wilhelm," I said quietly, my voice was clearly heard in the dead quiet, the world around us had frozen in time just as I'd willed it, "I didn't bring you here. No, you came here on your own. I only wish I could have stopped you.
"I know what you've come here looking for, but Wilhelm...I care for you. I care for you more than you know, for reasons I can't tell you without breaking you beyond repair. I can't give you what you're looking for, Wilhelm. If I gave you what you wanted, I'd be neglecting my love for you.
"I'm...deeply sorry you've made this journey. I want to tell you everything," I chuckled, motioning with my arms and pacing as I tend to do from time to time, "I'm sorry."
With a motion of my hand and a tear in my own eye, the man was gone. Gone back home. Just like all the others.