Monthly Archives: August 2015

Chapter Fifty-Two

Lucas and Mel settled quickly into their new life as husband and wife. Of course, not much had truly changed – financial information, insurance, all the legal stuff, of course. But their daily lives remained much the same as they … Continue reading

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Chapter Fifty-One

———————————————————— From the moment their beautiful ceremony ended, Lucas and Melanie found themselves quickly swept-up in the lively party that followed. First, they dove right into cutting their cake — which Melanie was shocked to discover Lucas had baked himself … Continue reading

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Chapter Fifty

“Rise and shine!” “Huh?” Melanie groaned sleepily. Her eyes fluttered open, but when the bright light of the morning sun hit them, she closed them tightly shut once more. “Five more minutes?” Mel muttered against the pillow. Faith laughed, sitting … Continue reading

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Chapter Forty-Nine

“Our son’s getting married tomorrow… God, it feels so weird to say that…” Evelyn could no longer bear to listen. It had been devastating enough to learn of the engagement all those months ago. She never dreamed the day would come so … Continue reading

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Chapter Forty-Eight

The Ainsworth household was not the same once Lucas left. The big house felt colder, somehow. Emptier. Adjusting to life without their son under their roof was not easy for the Ainsworths — Especially Becca. For the first few weeks, she … Continue reading

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Chapter Forty-Seven

Six weeks later… “Well, I think that’s the last of it.” Lucas smiled as he looked around the tiny kitchen, satisfied. “No boxes left!” Melanie came up behind him, laughing softly to herself. “Okay, do you realize that about 80% … Continue reading

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Chapter Forty-Six

Lucas struggled to keep his breathing steady as he trudged up the porch steps in a daze. He’d spent much for the morning sitting on the bench in the park, lost in thought for a very long time. Then, finally … Continue reading

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