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Monday, September 19, 2011
Romantica Short Story~ post 2
One Night Of Passion
s her eyes
fluttered open she gazed up to see Jagger starring out the window of the
carriage. His expression told her everything he had not yet spoken to her. He
was gone. He was truly never coming back for her. She would never hear his
voice again. Never experience again the way his neck smelled as she buried her
noise in it. Feel his strong arms wrap around her pulling her close to him.
Tears began to blur her vision and she
closed them tight. She felt as though she was choking, suffocating, being
buried alive inside a box of her own pain.
Kate pushed her face into the soft red
velvet cushion and let out the cries that she held in for two long years. The
sudden outburst startled Jagger and he leaped forward to Kate's side.
"Kate, I'm so very sorry."
"I never told him how I truly feel
and now I will never be able to Jagger," Kate said.
"Kate look at me," Jagger
said. "He was never going to let you marry Beckum. He was coming back for
She wrapped her arms around Jagger's
neck and thanked him. They spent the next three hours riding through the
country talking. Jagger encouraged Kate to look towards the future. Kate had
asked if Jagger would attend her party for moral support. She expressed he was
the only other one who had cared for him as she does. Jagger accepted the
Jagger dropped Kate off in front of her
London townhouse. After waving her good-byes she stood facing the townhouse.
She didn't want to go in and face her brother who would certainly demand
answers for where she has been all afternoon. Within moments she found herself
walking away down the street.
She was positive she looked simply
dreadful, but she didn't care. Her heart was breaking and if she had to at this
moment step one foot inside her brother's house, she would lose it. Knowing how
happy the news of his death would make her brother was too much to bear.
Kate turned the corner as she was
staring off across the street at a happy couple arm in arm and she ran into a
tall solid man.
"Oh!" She screamed right
before her bottom found the ground.
The tall man stood over her.
"Foolish chit! Next time do watch where you are going and not in another
direction." He stepped over her and proceeded across the street.
Kate began to
giggle out loud when she realized it was Beckum. "Perfect." She said
in between her laughter to herself. Then she suddenly stopped. Out of nowhere
came the question in her mind. How was she going to get out of bed tomorrow
knowing he is gone forever? What was the rest of her life going to be like?
She remained sitting on the corner of
Eastwood and summers, just starring down at her lap.
"May I offer you some assistance my
Kate gazed up to see a man holding out
his hand to her. With the sun now almost disappearing into the horizon for the
day, Kate could not get a good look at him. She noted his long ungroomed beard
and well fitting clothes, fit for a gentleman.
She slowly raised her hand and slid it
in his hand. The man carefully pulled Kate to her feet.
"I was in fear you were seriously
injured. On my way into the cigar shop I saw you bump into a man and I assumed
he was going to aid you. I was in the shop for quite some time and when I
emerge you were still in the same spot I had last saw you in," he said.
Kate glance across the street to the
cigar shop and said, "Well thank you for your concern and kindness."
"I shall like to escort you home
mam," he offered.
Kate looked around her and then let out
a sigh. She thought for a moment on how she would explain this to her brother
and then said, "I accept your kind offer Sir..."
"You can call me Bellford," he
"I live down a few blocks this
way." Kate pointed.
He held out his arm for her and they
began walking. The first half a block neither of them spoke.
"I was surprised the man you bumped
into did not offer you help. Any reasonable gentlemen would," Bellford
Kate shook her head slightly in
agreement. "That is to be my future husband if my brother has his
way." Kate said then laughed at the thought of it and his actions.
The man remain quiet for a second then
said, "You could refuse him. I mean after all he did step over you and
left you sitting on brick paves."
Kate stopped and looked at the man.
"I don't love him. I don't want him. I despise him." After a moment
Kate continued walking. "I'm sorry. I-I am not myself today and should not
be in the company of others."
He chuckled softly. "I'm told that
about myself often the last few years."
Kate looked to him. "You seem to me
to be a pleasant fellow."
"Yes well people are not always who
they seem to be at times. I did something dishonorable a few years back and
have had to live with the regret of it." He said.
"Is it something you can set
right," Kate asked.
"I fear it may be too late."
After a second Kate asked, "May I
ask what it was that you did?"
He remained quiet then said, "I ran
away from the woman I love, the only woman I have ever loved. I nearly took her
innocence and then left. I was scared and foolish in thinking she would always
be waiting for me and now," he paused, "And now, she is to marry
Kate squeezed his arm as she stopped
him. "Do not give up Bellford. I am nearly certain she awaits you
somewhere. If she truly loves you then she waits for you."
Bellford smiled at her. "Perhaps
there is hope."
"Kate! Where the devil have you
been?" Gary shouted from a few houses down.
"I'm sorry that is my
brother," Kate said.
Bellford looked at him then at Kate.
"I shall escort you the remainder of the way and introduce myself."
"Oh no that is not-"
"Do not worry Katie, it will be
ok," Bellford said.
Kate starred at him. No one called her
"Kate, I have sent out men looking
for you all over London," Gary shouted at her.
"And her she is safe and sound at
your door." Bellford said as he extended out his arm to shake hands with
Gary. "I found your Kate on the ground a few blocks down. Apparently, her
to be husband knocked her over and then proceeded to step right over her on the
street with everyone watching. Quit a charming man was my first impression of
him I have to say." Bellford looked to Kate. "Would you not agree
Kate tried to stop herself from smiling.
Gray took Kate's arm and said,
"Thank you for seeing her home sir."
Bellford bowed to Gary. "It was my
pleasure sir." He then winked at Kate as Gary turned to go inside with
Kate on his arm.
Gary took Kate to the sitting room off
to the left of the entrance. "Good God Kate! Why did you take off all day
and then show up with that-that strange looking man?"
Kate sat down on the sofa. "I had
many things to do and ran around all day and then I happened upon an old friend
and received some news. He is not strange looking Gary."
Gary picked up the poker and jabbed it
into the fire sending embers popping into the room. He took his shoe and pushed
them back towards the fireplace. Gary turned to Kate and said, "You cannot
run about London as you please. I will not allow it!"
Kate pinched her lips together. Then
after a moment said, "I am a grown woman Gary and refuse to be treated
like a girl in finishing school. You-"
"I, dear sister, am in charge of
this house and everything in it, including...you! No more running about London
with strange men." Gary shouted.
Kate stood up. "I will not be held
up in this house. I will not be used to pay your debit and I am not marring
Gary strode towards the sofa and slapped
Kate across the cheek. Kate gasped and cupped her burning skin.