A Tale of Love and War

Rose Burton-Hall is the daughter of a rich English army commander. Her life is glittering until world war two hits Britain and her father and brothers are enlisted. While they are fighting Rose's life changes and she finds solace in Jack. Together they embrace the moto carpe diem; seize the day, and embark on a furious but secret love affair with consequences that mean that Rose's life can never return to how it used be.
After nearly four months the story is finally finished! Please bear with me the first few chapters I promise it does get better. Please let me know what you think, I haven't had any feedback and would really appreciate some! :) xxx


12. New life

I awoke in the early hours, unsure of what had woken me as I lay there disorientated for a moment, then I heard it again: bleating. I went to sit up and found someone else's leg on top of my own. As I turned and saw Jack lying next to me, still sound asleep, everything from the previous night flooded back to me, the kisses the touches and... I was interrupted from my thoughts by another bleat. I struggled to sit up and, wrapping a blanket round myself, emerged from the hay bales to see Fluffy the she lying in the straw and a small lamb still covered in blood and oils lying in the straw next to her.
"Jack" I hurried back and shook him gently, whilst stroking his hair. "Jack wake up."
"Mmm" he murmured groggily.
I kissed him full on the lips, this seemed to do the trick and he sat up. "What is it?"
"Fluffy's had her lamb." He got up and followed me to the pen where Fluffy was bleating loudly again.
"One down one to go." He told me as he examined her.
"Another lamb?" I hadn't expected there'd be more than one.
"Most probably yes, they normally have twins."
I followed him down to sit by Fluffy, resting my head in the crook of his neck, but was too distracted my his flawless naked body so close to mine to focus on Fluffy.
"We'd better get some clothes on in case Mr Downs comes to check on us." I said rather reluctantly, which he could tell for he laughed and said, "Why ma'am anyone would think you wanted to remain naked?"
Once we were both fully clothed again we reclaimed our positions by fluffy and waited for the next lamb. Before long we could see it and Jack helped pull it out because we both felt guilty about leaving Fluffy alone to do it herself the first time. We rubbed both lambs down with straw and watched as Fluffy began to lick them. It was an amazing sight. At dawn Mr Downs came in, the cow had given birth in the night too but the calf had died immediately so he was very glad to see to new lambs alive and well.
"What shall we call 'em then?" He asked us. "A girl and a boy we 'ave 'ere. I know why don't we call 'em Rose and Jack, after all you brought 'em into the world." This wasn't strictly true but I was touched by the gesture, I turned to Jack and he winked at me. "Right you are sir." He said to Mr Downs.
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