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.
Written for: https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/microfiction-challenge-16-lovers/
A wonderful tale of true love, tension, and suspense. I do hope they are wearing quiet but fast boots. And they are not equidistant between her father’s gun and the chapel. I’m hoping they do take those steps into their new life. With true love and each other.
Thank you so much Miss Frilly, lovely image to write too…
Aww c’mon, Michael. You’re just going to leave us hanging in suspenders like that? 😮 That’s just not cricket!
Jane set a 200 word limit…what could I do???
LOL write part two?
I’ll have a think about it….
Of course you could always have the father knock the priest over the head and take his place, and then when Felix and Jane arrive he could threaten them with his gun, and then have the priest overpower him and tie him up with the bell pull 😀
Your an ideas girl aren’t you Lyn….I think the plan was for them to be married before dad arrived with his shotgun….
LOL yes, I am…even if the ideas are a bit outlandish
Condensing a story into 200 words is a challenge – every word has to count 🙂
Yes indeed and hope your readers can follow and join the dots…
A romance is always welcomed. It makes the world a finer place
It does indeed Bernadette.
Love this happy ending. The beginning of something brand new.
Thanks Mandi, hope you have a lovely weekend…
You as well 🙂
It sounded to me as though they made it 🙂
I think so too.
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I think they made it, too! I hope so.
I think they did Merril…
Awww, they definitely made it. And then it all went sour when she blamed him for taking her into penury and ruining her life…
Ha..maybe you are reading more into this Sarah than is there? But its possible…