Resolutions To The Story.
So she shot him and walked away, leaving the stupid ring, the hot cocoa packets, and all $13 lying on his chest.
Their first child was born six months after the wedding, a development that was unexpected only by those who failed to perceive the slight bulge underneath her dress.
“No,” she said, but added, “But keep trying. Someday, I may say yes.”
“Why?” she asks.
“Why?” he echoes her question – not asking himself, the questioning in his voice merely wondering why she needs a reason beyond love.
“Why do you want to marry me?” she asks.
“Because it’s the only way they’ll let you onto the ship with me when it comes,” he tells her.
She stares at his face to see if he’s joking.
It was 2 a.m. when she awoke, the television late-night news softly telling of a train wreck somewhere, the wine glass knocked over on the end table, her phone devoid of any attempt to call her. He hadn’t come over, and she never saw him again.
“What are you writing?” he asks.
“Things that could’ve been,” she laughs.
“Can I see them?” he wonders.
“Not the way I can,” she tells him.
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