George Govenstein and Kevin Struan were working in the
garden at the Glastenburg Golf Course, Glastenburg, Germany.It
was early spring and the snow had just started to melt.The trees
had started blossoming.It was a warm spring day, clear sky, the
sun came out.
George was only 21 years old with his short black hair and
beard and moustache and he had a medium build and was tall.Kevin
was tall and blonde with medium build and beard.He was a few
years older then George.They worked for the Glastenburg City
Council and were contracted to work in parks and universities all
over the city.
George was weeding round the tulip plants, which had just
started blossoming, with his trowel while Kevin weeded the roses
with his hoe.George heard a truck pull up the driveway of the
golf course.He looked up.It was a garbage truck and the garbage
man backed the truck up to the jumbo bin.The garbage man waved to
George and George waved back. George knew the garbage man.His
name was Tony Vonstrom and he had grey close crop hair with a big
heavy build and large chest.
Tony pushed the lever and lifted the jumbo bin right to the
top and tipped the rubbish into the back of the
truck.Crack!George and Kevin looked up to see that the windscreen
of the garbage truck had been smashed.George saw the garbage man
climb out of the truck and walk up to a skinny blonde male golfer
who strolled across the carpark towards him.
"We better go and intervene" said Kevin.
"I agree" replied George.
"Is this your golf ball!" roared the garbage man.His face
was red and his eyes bulging.
"It was an accident, man.I swear" pleaded the
"I ought to punch your lights out!"
"Hey, hey, hey" said George "He didn't mean to smash your
windscreen.It was an accident.Was it?"The golfer nodded.The
manager of the golf club came out.
"What happened here?" asked the manager.
"This guy smashed my windscreen with his golf ball".
"Calm down.It was probably an accident.Tell you what.I'll
called the glazier and he can come and fix the
"I'll pay for the damage" offered the golfer.
"No, no, no" replied the manager "I'll pay for it out of my
pocket.George, Kevin, back to work.Nothing to see here".
George and Kevin complied.The manager took his company cell
phone out of his pocket and called the glazier.The golfer
returned to the golf course with his golf ball as the garbage man
stood next to the manager and waited for the glazier to
* * *
Sarah Bascot accompanied her grandparents to the
gynaecology clinic in Glastenburg Hospital.Her dark brown hair
was tied back in a pony tail.She was seventeen with a medium
build and had been dating George for over a year now.
Her grandparents were Tracy and Brian Dernstadt.They came
to provide Tracy with moral support as the gynaecologist called
them into the clinic the previous day.Tracy walked up to the
receptionist and said "I'm here to see doctor Enstan.I have an
"And your name is?"
"She'll be here shortly".The receptionist smiled at
them."Take a seat".
They complied and sat on the couch.Sarah picked up a
womens' magazine and started reading it.It appeared that Charlie
Sheen had been kicked out of the TV programe Two and a half men
and is fighting for custody of his children.After they had been
waiting for a while an extremely attractive woman in a white
coat, black shirt, pale brown woolen skirt, and black high heels
walked into the waiting room and said "Tracy Dernstadt".
"Come this way.Bring your family with you".They got up and
followed Doctor Sarah Enstan to her office which was near the end
of the corridor."Have a seat".Sarah smiled at them."Tracy, brace
yourself.I'm afraid I have some bad news for you, hun.They've
looked at your smear and found that you have signs of cervical
cancer.I'm afriad you'll have to have the tumour removed. You
might have to have a hysterectomy".Brian comforted his wife and
granddaughter as they cried into his shoulders."You might have to
have chemotherapy.I've booked you an appointment for surgery for
next Friday.Would that suit?"
"Yes" sobbed Tracy "That would be good".
"Don't worry.We'll beat this cancer".
* * *
The glazier had arrived at the Glastenburg Golf Course.He
had smashed the old windscreen, folded it up into the plastic bag
and threw it in the recycle bin.Then he placed the new windscreen
into the truck and sealed it with a magic black paste that
solidified into rubber, sealing the windscreen into place.
"That's the last of the weeds" said George.
"Yeah" replied Kevin "I've nearly finished up here".
George placed the last of the weeds into the wheelbarrow
which belonged to the city council and took it towards the
compost heap at the back.
"How much would you charge?" asked the manager of the golf
course when the glazier had finished replacing the
"That would be five hundred euro".
"Thanks for repairing the damage" said the garbage man
"Much appreciated.I'll call up my boss and tell him I can resume
As George was pushing his barrow towards the compost heap,
his cell phone rang.He took his cell phone out of his back pocket
and answered it.
"Hello.Ahh Sarah.What's wrong?You sound like you're
"We've just been to the gynaecology clinic" replied Sarah
"I'm afraid grandma has cervical cancer".
"Oh.I'm so sorry.What are they going to do about it?"
"They're going to remove the tumour and put her on
"So you going to compete in the gymnastics tonight".
"Off course silly.I'm not going to pull out of the
competition.I'll be fine, honey.Don't worry".
"Give your grandma my support.I'll see you at the
"Miss you too".
After George had tipped the garbage into the compost heap,
he washed the wheel barrow and put it into the company van.George
told Kevin about the cervical cancer.
"We better start heading back" said Kevin "You don't want
to be late for your girlfriend's gymnastics tournament".
"Yeah.Let's head back to the depot".
* * *
George had arrived at the Glastenburg Gymnasium to watch
his girlfriend in the gymnastics tournament.He had met her
grandparents at the entrance to the gymnasium.
"Hello, sweety" said Tracy Dernstadt as she and Brian
"Hi, Tracy and Brian".
"Come inside," said Brian "The tournament is about to
They walked through the foyer of the gymnasium and entered
the indoor stadium.The Grandstand was packed.George and the
Dernstadts negotiated their way through the crowd.
"Here is a good place to sit" said Brian and they sat down
and watched the tournament.
First off was the vault.George waved to Sarah who smiled
back at him.She was wearing a white and red leotard and had her
hair tied back in a pony tail.She sprinted towards the vault,
jumped off the spring board, did a hand stand on the vault, and
then a triple somersault before landing on her feet with her arms
up.The crowd cheered and whistled.
Then came the uneven bars.Sarah jumped on the low bar and
swung around it a few times before jumping onto the top bar.This
requires great skill, agility, and stamina and this is what Sarah
had.This is what George admired in her.Her flexilibilty, her
agility.She swung around the top bar a few times.At the top of
the bar she turned and swung around it a few more times, jumped
onto the lower bar, swang around that.She did a flip as she
jumped onto the top bar.And then finally did a triple somersault
as she dismounted the bars.Again the crowd roared and George
clapped and cheered.
"Great job, baby" yelled George as Sarah smiled.
Then came the floor.Sarah ran onto the floor, did a couple
of cartwheels before doing a full sumersault in the air and
landing on the other corner of the mat.She did another sumersault
and did a periret before doing the splits.She spun herself around
on the floor for a few times.Then ran to the other corner, did a
cartwheel before she did a triple sumersault landing triumphantly
on her feet.The crowd roared and George clapped and cheered.He
was so proud of his girlfriend.Sarah smiled and waved to him
before returning to the bench.
At the end of the tournament Sarah received a silver in
vaults and uneven bars and a gold medal for the floor.Sarah had
won the national gymnastics tournament with Tina Bernstadd coming
2nd and Angela Denshein coming 3rd.
George and her grandparents met Sarah and her friends in
the foyer of the Gymnasium after everyone had gone.
"She is an amazing gymnast" said her coach, Sally
"Yes, she's amazing my girlfriend," said George who had
placed his left arm round her shoulder "She's great".
"Thank you, sweety," replied Sarah "Off course you've met
my friends Keira and Natasha".
Keira and Natasha waved to George.Natasha said hi.George
greeted them back.He remembered them from Sarah's school.
"Want to go hang out at the Gypsy fair, sweety?" said Sarah
as she kissed George on the lips.
"Yeah.I'd like to" replied George.
"We're going with Keira and Natasha if you don't
"I don't mind".
"OK, let's go".
George and the girls left the gymnasium, chatting and
* * *
George and the girls arrived at the annual Gypsy fair which
was held at Stronstrum Park in the northern suburbs of
Glastenberg.George had his arm around Sarah's waist and they
looked at all the stuff that they sold at the Gypsy fair.
They looked at the stand that had all sorts of
jewellery.Golden or silver bracelets, coloured bracelets, leather
bracelets, necklaces, earrings.There was another stall which sold
carvings and statues.There was one of a horse standing next to a
tree.There were a few wooden Budhha's, a wooden canoe, porcelain
cats, eagles, wooden charms.
One stall sold various sunglasses and Sarah and the girls
tried them on in the mirror to see how they looked.George thought
he'd try them on too.
"Honey, the mens' glasses are over there.You're wearing
The girls looked at all the dresses that were being sold at
one of the stalls.George didn't understand why women were so
fascinated in clothes.Like they're just clothes.Though women have
a good sense of style.Sarah asked him his opinion of what he
thought of the clothes she showed him.There was a brown, black
and yellow long floral dress.White miniskirt with denim
jacket.Jeans and a leapard shirt.All sorts of clothes.
Another one showed some small porcelain statues and
crystals.Crystal charms.They came to a stall where the Gypsy told
their fortune with a crystal ball.
"Oh dear" said Madame Monstroff "Something very bad will
happen tonight.Right here.You will suffer great trauma".
They were scared but they didn't let it worry them.They met
the other two girls outside the fortune teller's tent when "On
"Don't you fucken move, or I'll blow you're fucken brains
They saw a gang had entered the Gypsy fair and were
pointing their guns at everybody.George and the girls complied
and they laid on the ground with their hands out as the gangsters
went around the gypsy fair, stuffing all the loot and treasures
into their sacks.One placed the clothes in his sack, the second
placed jewellery into his.
George heard sirens coming towards the park.The police got
out of their cars and said through the megaphone "On the
ground.Now!Or I'll shoot".
The gangsters fired at the police and the police fired
back.Some gangsters got killed, which was fine by George, and
some got injured.The police moved into the Gypsy fair, arrested
all the criminals and took them away in the paddy wagons.Some
were placed in ambulances, some were taken away in body bags.A
couple of police officers came up to George and the girls and
asked "Are you all right?"
George and the girls got up from the ground.
"Yes" replied Sarah "We're fine".
In truth George and the girls were a little
traumatised.George comforted Sarah as she cried on his shoulders
and the girls consoled each other as they both cried.A few
minutes later Sarah's grandparents had arrived and they hugged
Sarah and George as they cried on their shoulders.
"How are you feeling?" asked Tracy.
"Traumatised" replied Sarah.
"Let's go to the grandstand" suggested Brian "It would
cheer you guys up".
"OK" said Sarah "Want to go there, honey?"
"Yes.I'd like to".
George, the girls, and her grandparents left the Gypsy
* * *
They were now sitting in the Glastenberg Grand Stand, in
Glastenberg Park, listening to the guitarist playing on his
electric guitar on the stage.The amps were pumped up loud and he
played a bit of heavy metal and rock.He was such an awesome
guitarist.The crowd loved him.His name was Tony Kalado and he was
from Greece.The crowd cheered.
Tracy and Brian put their arms around each others waists
and Tracy laid her head on Brian's shoulder, Brian stroking her
hair.Tina and Angela were sitting on the edge of their seats,
mesmerised by the guitarist.The guitarist was playing the blues
now and the two girls talked about how handsome he was.The
guitarist was in his mid thirties.
George and Sarah had their arms around each others
shoulders.George had his left arm up Sarah's shirt and was
playing with her right breast.Her breast felt soft and
smooth.They were making passionate love, kissing each other on
the lips and stroking each others bodies as the guatarist played
some heavy metal.