“No.....”She whispered staring at the television. As tear
fell wildly down her face.
Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald sat in her New York City apartment
staring at the TV in disbelief.
“He can’t be gone.....He was coming to be with me.” She
choked out in between sobs.
As the TV chimed in, “Socialite and Head of the well known
Crane family Ethan Crane has passed on today in a fatal shooting in his hometown of Harmony, Maine. Sources say
that Crane was shot in the chest and taken to the hospital but was unable to make it due to massive blood loss.....”
The reporter continued on.
Theresa picked up the letter she had just received that
I know that you fleeing to New York was the right thing to do but fate has shown me that I can’t live without you
and I’m coming there to be with you. If you’ll have me? I know it was wrong of me to tell you I was still going
to marry her. I love you Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald. Be with me forever.
She dropped the letter.
*2 years earlier*
“Mama! Luis! Miguel? Anybody? I’m home!” Theresa yelled
into the empty house. She walked through the front door lugging her huge suitcase and bags behind her. Then she
reached up to flick on the light.
“WELCOME HOME!!!!” She jumped back and saw that her family
and all of her friends laughing and taking pictures. Whitney ran over and gave Theresa a big hug.
Theresa was just in shock. “Oh my god! I can’t believe
this!” She said finally walking into the house all of the way.
“Well we had to celebrate you graduating from college!
What better way than to have a party!” Luis said helping Theresa pull in her bags and such.
“Oh. This amazing.” Breathed Theresa as she started walking
around and greeting the guests.
Theresa had just graduated from 4 years at the exclusive
Columbia University in New York City where she majored in fashion. She just graduated and was working on her own
line and was actually starting to progress very well with her bridal line.
“So, Theresa. Founder of the soon to be HUGE designer of
How does it feel to be out of college and getting ready to start your life?” Said Sheridan as she came over and
enveloped her sister-in-law in a big hug.
“Well, Sheridan it’s fate.” She smiled happily.
Ethan Crane sat in his office at Crane Industries reading
over some paper work. Becoming the heir to the Crane Dynasty had fallen into his lap quicker than he thought. After
Alistaire Crane’s untimely death, Ethan had a lot of work to up hold for this family.
“Mr. Crane?” His secretary said over the intercom.
“Your fiancé is hear to see you.”
“Send her in of course.” Ethan said straightening his tie.
To be honest Ethan hadn’t seen Gwen lately because of all
the duties he had to up hold.
“Darling, it’s so wonderful to see you.” Gwen said walking
over and kissing Ethan crisply on the lips and the walking around admiring the exquisite office.
“It’s good to see you too.” Ethan hoping he could’ve gotten
a better ‘hello’ than that.
“So, when are we going to start planning our wedding darling?”
Gwen said admiring one of her nails. “I was having a thought....”
“Anything you want darling this is our day and I know you’ll
make it special!” Ethan said sincerely.
“Well, this new line is just getting ready to burst off
the fashion waves and I want to try and get a hold of the designer because the designs I saw were absolutely brilliant!”
“What the designer?”
“I think it’s called Resa?” Gwen said thoughtfully.
Theresa rolled over and clicked her alarm clock off as
she woke up early the next morning. She sat up in her bed and looked around her messy room, which was still full
of her bags and suitcases. The party didn’t get over till late last night so she had never had time to unpack.
She got out of bed and headed over to her vanity. She sat
down and her eyes fell on a picture that sat next to the mirror.
“Oh Noah. Where have you gone?” Theresa thought as she
stared at the picture of her and Noah at the Harmony Fair a couple of years ago.
Theresa was involved with Noah Bennett while she was still
attending Harmony High School. When she got accepted to Columbia and he had gone away to Harvard their romance
was stricken to a long-distance relationship. That picture of them was the last time she saw him.
She received a letter from him, during her 3rd year at
Columbia, telling her that he was going to live in London working at the hospital overseas. He had also fallen
in love with an English girl.
Theresa was still trying to get over him. She hadn’t met
anyone new. Truthfully she didn’t know how. She pinned away for Noah her whole life.
She sighed and sat the picture back on the vanity. After
she showered and got dressed, she walked downstairs to the kitchen.
The house was already empty and she started to make herself
some tea and wondered what she would have to do for the day.
She picked up the big pile of mail and started skimming
through it. Finally she came across a big manila envelope with her name on it.
“What could this be?” Theresa thought looking at the envelope.
‘It isn’t from school. What could it be?’
She ripped open the envelope and pulled out the contents.
She gasped loudly and dropped her cup of tea all over the
floor, “Oh my god!”