Monday, June 25, 2012

Ch119 Best Birthday Ever


Violet smiled, her head resting on Victor’s shoulder. If the cab ride lasted any longer she knew she would fall asleep, but she wasn’t about to tell him that.

“Pleasantly so,” she instead replied. 

“It’s been a long day for you,” he said, kissing the top of her head.

“And not for you?” she asked. 

He shook his head. “Too short for me.”

“Too short?” she laughed looking up at him.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ch118 Wait and See

… I fell in love with you the first time I looked into them-there eyes. You have a certain, cute way of flirtin’ with them-there eyes. They make me feel so happy. They make me feel so blue. I’m falling, no stalling, falling in a great big way for you. My heart is jumpin’. You started somethin’ with them-there eyes. You better watch out little brown eyes if you wise. They sparkle, those baubles, they get you in a lot of trouble. Ah, Mister, we're talking about those eyes…  

The entire place erupted in applause, but none hooted louder than Victor who shot to his feet before Violet hit the last note, starting a standing ovation.

 Violet bowed and laughed, then went to the microphone and said, “It’s a good thing you’re all too drunk to know any better. I’m not nearly as good as you think I am.” She turned and clapped for Jolene, who had been singing along and was the real star.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ch117 I’m Not in Love

Violet stared out the cab window, seeing nothing, not even the lights flashing before her eyes. Her thoughts troubled her. Victor’s last words still echoed in her head. Was she really in love with Victor as he had asserted? Was it truly just a matter of time before she ended up as his wife? Surely not! She promised herself and Richard she would be faithful until death do they part. She was Richard’s wife therefore forever.

“Until death, my dear,” Heidi said gently. “Not your death, just a death. In this case Richard’s death came much too early, but it came nonetheless. He is gone and parted from you forevermore. You do see that, don’t you?”

No, she really didn’t. No one understood it, but she could feel Richard around her at all times. In the grocery store, at the movies, at home while she read a book, while she baked cookies and as she lay in bed, she could feel him, really feel him there with her, even here in the cab. She felt sure she could reach out her hand and touch him.