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

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26. The waiting game

My hands shook with anticipation as I fumbled to open the envelope.

Dearest Rose,
I know you love your mother but everything is different now. I ask you again to run away with me. Meet me at our beach at 4pm on Sunday, bring everything you may need to start a new life with me and our baby.
Yours forever and always,
Jack

I ran upstairs to my room at flung the door shut behind me before letting the tears of relief flood down my cheeks. I just had to wait for Sunday, only 2 days away. It was that thought that soured me on for the rest of the day; when James asked me to bring him a cup of tea I memorised the route that I would need to take to the beach, that same route that Jack had taken me on our very first date, and when mother commented that I was looking fatter than usual I made a mental list of everything I would need to pack to take with me. The next two days seemed to drag by as I waited to be reunited with Jack. I woke up really early on Sunday morning thinking about how my life would completely change today, I had no idea how much.
 I made the most of the time I had while none of the rest of my family were awake and began packing my least expensive clothes into a large bag, most of what I packed was far to big for me, clothes that were the wrong size that I hadn't bothered to send back. I figured that I was going to be getting even bigger in the months that followed and I would need to hide the bump until Jack and I were married, and I didn't know when that would be. It was strange that I wasn't nervous, I was about to leave my whole life behind but it didn't feel like that because Jack and this baby were my life now. By noon my bag was hidden at the back of my wardrobe ready. Time seemed to crawl past, second by second, minute by minute. By 3 o'clock I had planned my escape perfectly and I was playing the waiting the game.
Then there was a knock on the door.
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