Image: ‘Lovers’ by Felix Nussba
Felix and Jane hurried through the cold winter night. Every so often he would stop and look behind hoping not to see the glint of Jane’s father’s gun.
The discovery of their affair had not met with any favour from Jane’s father. He was not happy and ordered Felix to leave his house and never return and never see his daughter again.
Over the next week they met secretly and planned tonight’s escape. Eloping would not be easy as it also meant leaving their village to never again return.
Jane was conflicted by their decision but her love for Felix had won out, she couldn’t imagine life without him. She had packed a few meagre things which she now carried close to her chest.
With Felix beside her and his arm around her she felt safe, protected and determined to reach their destination. But like Felix she feared her father’s wrath.
Tonight they would become husband and wife, the little church and minister were waiting for them.
Jane huddled in close to the man she wanted to be with, the chilly wind whipped around them but each step was a step closer to a new life.