When the Bombs Start Falling

World War 2 was time of Grief and Sorrow and I tell you a story of two sisters, Molly and Laura Wright who find that through this they can find something else...


9. Cursed

After a long aching silence they went back into the house and into the other room where they sat down. Molly knew she had to be alone for a while. She went back into the kitchen to find some other pieces of food or drink. Half way through searching it seemed as though her legs became sand, she crumpled into a heap on the floor and wailed until her eyes were red and puffy.

“Why us?” She whispered “Why her. I’m only 12.”

Then something caught her eye in the corner of the room. A picture of a boy. A picture a particular boy that made Molly’s heart run cold. It was him. The boy that had been Molly’s boyfriend and had died 3 months before of an attack on the school. Molly stumbled over to the picture and gazed. It was nothing special, just a day when she and Robert were at the beach. They were both smiling and holding hand, at the same time Molly clenched her hand as if she was hopeful she would find his soft caring one but no such luck. She fingered the ring she had been given by him the day he died, a day she would never forget. Then she saw a small piece of card sticking out at the back of the photo. She knew she shouldn’t look. It was a dead person’s property and surely that was wrong. But curiosity over took her and she slid the card out from behind the photo. It was folded in half twice and when Molly flipped it she saw in what she recognised as Robert’s messy handwriting as ‘My True Love’. Confused she slowly unfolded the piece of card, not quite being able to shake the feeling of dread that was building up.

What she saw made Molly gasp with fear and horror. This picture was indeed of Robert with his true love but it wasn’t Molly. Instead she saw his arms tenderly tucked around Roxanne’s waist and in a comic pose of kissing her on the cheek. Roxanne’s face was shining and she was laughing. Robert seemed so happy. Molly couldn’t remember him smiling that much when he was around her. Maybe it was a mistake but when she flipped over the card she read the date 3rd May 1944, the day before he died. She recalled that Robert and he had been out at the park that morning but then he had rushed off on an important meeting with a family member. She had been blinded. Sure enough it seemed that Robert had loved Roxanne the girl who made Laura’s life hell and misery. All that time when Molly loved him his eyes were set on another girl and not just any girl but the girl who had broken Laura’s heart so many times.  Without a seconds thought Molly wrenched the ring of her finger and flung it out of the window and ran back into the room grabbing a small square of chocolate on her way. She now knew that the whole world had turned against her. Her mother sent her away, her best friend killed and her one true love cruelly taken away from her. She was in a house of ghosts. His house. It almost felt like he was there taunting her, hurting her. The ghost of the ones she had loved but now they only hurt her. Her heart wilted like a spring flower on a harsh winter’s day. She felt she would never be happy again. Maybe she was right.

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