From the Past
Fan fiction and fond (mostly) memories
of soap days gone by
The Price of Love
Mrs. Bennet smiled up at her husband and laughed at his
silly outfit. She was so happy, very tired, but very, very happy. "Ethan, don’t you think we should call
Mama and Ms. Winthrop now?"
Ethan gave his wife, Theresa, his Elvis smile, "Don’t you mean Mama and Mother, pretty lady?"
Theresa laughed again. "Yes, I guess I’ll have to get used to that."
The last twenty-four hours had flown by, literally. Ivy had made arrangements for Ethan and Theresa to fly to
Las Vegas and had provided them with a spending account the night before. They had hopped a late night plane and
arrived in the bright city in the morning.
They had decided to make their wedding something fun and memorable, but it was also something that meant something
to them. They had dressed up like Elvis and Priscilla Presley and been married in a white chapel by one of the
famous Elvis impersonators. Now they were at a Wayne Newton dinner show and thoroughly enjoying the looks everyone
was giving to their costumes.
"What are you thinking little lady?"
"I was just thinking about how happy I am to be Mrs. Ethan Bennet."
Ethan stopped his Elvis charade for a moment, "So you’re not disappointed that we won’t have the Crane money
and power and behind us?"
"Ethan, I have always loved you for you. It was just a coincidence that you happened to grow up famous in
magazines and newspapers. Once I met you and got to know you, it was all about you."
Ethan kissed his bride. Then he looked at his watch. "Oops! I’ll be right back. It’s time for my surprise."
He kissed her again and hurried away.
Theresa sat pondering what her surprise might be when she heard Wayne Newton say, "Is there a Theresa Bennet
in the audience?" Theresa shyly waved. "Would you please stand up my lovely lady because we have a
wedding surprise for you." Then, with a roar of music behind him, Ethan came out from the wings of the stage
and started belting, "Brown Eyed Girl."
Theresa was crying by the time it was over. Then Mr. Newton spoke again, "Mr. Bennet here informs me that
this young lady has quite a voice and might be willing to do a duet for us. What does the audience say?"
The audience responded with deafening applause.
Theresa joined her husband onstage. They held hands and began to sing their special song from the cabin…