UNTIL NOVEMBER LIZZY ANN

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic


I am writing this script at work on my breaks so excuse the typos. I am not able to see exactly what I am typing at times. I am using my cellphone to write this script. This script is about a
writer who lost the love of her life.

Submitted: March 02, 2018

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Fade in:

First scene zoomed in on a young lady’s bedroom.

A smaller framed almond colored young lady is laying across a perfectly made full size bed. HER SMALL FEET DANGLING OFF ONE SIDE WITH A JOURNAL IN HAND. A LIGHT SMILE ACROSS HER FACE AS SHE READS THE WORDS IN THE JOURNAL.

LIZZY’S LAUGH   ER
( softly chuckles).  
 

 

Treon YOU ARE SO ADORABLE ( WHISPERS  TO HERSELF)  

SHE QUICKLY SPINS ACROSS THE BED DROPPING THE JOURNAL TO FLOOR AND STARES OUT THE  bNEARBY WINDOW WITH A GLOW ON HER FACE.  SHE IS NOW PROPPED ON HER ELBOWS IN ALMOST A  TRANCE.  SHE IS QUICKLY STARTLED FROM HER THOUGHTS BY A THUNDEROUS  KNOCK ON HER   BEDROOM DOOR.

YOU NOW SEE AROUND HER IMPECCABLY TIDY ROOM.  EVERYTHING SHE OWNS NEATLY IN ITS PLACE EXCEPT THE JOURNAL RESTING ON THE FLOOR NEXT TO HER BED.  HER BEDROOM DOOR RATTLES AS SOMEONE CONTINUES TO POUND ON THE OTHER SIDE.  SHE JUMPS UP GRABS HER JOURNAL QUICKLY PLACING IT BEHIND HER. SHE IS NOW STANDING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR IN A DEFIANT STANCE.

LIZZY

WHAT!(LOUD AND DETERMINED)

Roger

Mommy wants you now! (irritated voice) 
HE MUMBLES UNDER HIS BREATH 
SHE IS ALWAYS LOCKED IN HER DUMB ROOM WRITING. WHAT MAKES HER WRITE SO MUCH.

ROGER WALKS AWAY FROM HIS SISTER LIZZY’S DOOR SHAKING HIS HEAD IN CONFUSION.  LIZZY DARTS OVER TO HER BED STASHED HER JOURNAL BETWEEN HER MATTRESSES.  SHE QUICKLY STRAIGHTENED HER BED AND DARTED BACK TO HER DOOR. SHE FUMBLES TO QUICKLY UNLOCK HER DOOR AND EXITS HER ROOM.  SHE SKIPS THROUGH A HALLWAY AND RUSHES DOWN A BEAUTIFUL MARBLE STAIRCASE. SHE MEETS HER MOTHER AT THE END OF THE STAIR CASE.  SHE PLAYFULLY WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND HER MOTHER. 

LIZZY 

YES MOMMY (PLAYFUL AND LIGHT)

LIZZY’S MOM 

Please like WHY MUST YOU ALWAYS LOCK YOURSELF IN THAT ROOM LITTLE  GIRL ( STERN REPLY)  

 

LIZZY STILL GRINNING AND IN A PLAYFUL MOOD.  SHE QUICKLY LET’S GO OF HER MOTHER AND SPINS IN CIRCLES GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR. SHE GRASP HER MOTHER BY THE HAND TRYING TO ENCOURAGE HER TO SPIN ALONG WITH HER.  HER MOTHER SEEMING TO HESITATE BEGINS TO GRIN WITH LIZZY. 

Lizzy 

I WAS WRITING MOTHER.  YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE TO WRITE MOMMY.

LIZZY’S MOTHER 

I KNOW LIZZY BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE FROM TIME TO TIME YOU NEVER HARDLY GO OUTSIDE LATELY.  YOU NEED SUNLIGHT LITTLE GIRL.

LIZZY

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT I WILL GO NOW ( CHEERFULLY)

 MOTHER

That is wonderful Lizzy  ( said in a satisfied voice) 

LIZZY LET’S GO OF HER MOTHER AND DARTS FOR THE STAIRS.  SHE RACES UP THE STAIRS AS IF ON A MISSION.  SHE DARTS IN HER ROOM AND OPENS UP HER CLOSET AND GRABS SHOES AND SOCKS.  SHE PLOPS IN A CHAIR IN A NEAR BY CORNER AND HURRYS TO PUT THEM ON.  WITHIN MINUTES SHE HAS ON HER SHOES AND IS BACK DOWN STAIRS HEADED OUT THE MARVELOUS FRENCH DOORS OF HER HOME.

SHE STEPPED ONTO THE PORCH OF HER HOME STARED ACROSS AT THE YARD.  HER EYES STOPPED AT ThePEBBLED PATH LEADING TO THE BEACH OFF IN THE DISTANCE. SHE QUICKLY RAN DOWN THE STEPS AND  FOR THE PATH. SHE RAN AS FAST AS SHE COULD DOWN THE PATH.   AS SHE SLOWED AND CAME TO THE END SHE STOPPED RESTED HER HANDS ON HER KNEES.  SHE WAS BENT AT THE WAIST GASPING FOR HER BREATH. SHE STANDS UP TAKES IN THE BEAUTY OF THE WAVES CRASHING AGAINST THE SHORE.  A GENTLE BREEZE BLOWS AND LIZZY BEGINS TO DANCE IN THE WIND.  SHE HAS COME OUT OF HER SHOES AND SOCKS.  MUSIC PLAYING IN HER MIND TAKES OVER HER.  SHE IS PULLED FROM HER TRANCE BY A YOUNG MAN RUNNING DOWN THE PATH.  HE STOPS AT THE END PANTING.  HE CATCHES HIS BREATH SO THAT HE CAN SPEAK.

YOUNG SERVANT

MS ELIZABETH ANN YOUR PARENTS ARE WAITING AT THE DINNER TABLE (PANTING BETWEEN WORDS)

Lizzy

THANK YOU (SHOUTS BACK)

THE YOUNG SERVANT STARTS BACK UP THE PEBBLED PATH.  LIZZY QUICKLY GRABS HER THINGS AND FOLLOWS.  AS SHE APPROACHES HER HOME ALL WHITE AND GUARDED BY BEAUTIFUL COLUMNS.  THE YOUNG SERVANT STANDS BY THE DOOR AWAITING HER ARRIVAL. AS SHE APPROACHES HE OPENS THE DOOR AND HOLDS OUT HIS HAND TO TAKE HER THINGS.  SHE NODS WITH GRATITUDE IN HIS DIRECTION. SHE RUSHES INTO THE DINNING ROOM WHERE HER FAMILY WAITS.  HER FAMILY SEATED TO DINNER WITH THE MAID PALE IN COMPLEXION WITH HER BLOND HAIR PULLED NEATLY IN A BUN STANDS AT HER EMPTY SEAT.  SHERUSHES OVER QUICKLY SEATS HERSELF. 

 Lizzy 

  SORRY MOMMY, SORRY DADDY I LOST TRACK OF TIME ON THE BEACH ( SHE QUIETLY SPEAKS)

 HER HEAD HELD DOWN APOLOGETICALLY 

 MOTHER

WE ARE JUST HAPPY TO SEE YOU OUT OF THAT STUFFY ROOM AND ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS. WE ACCEPT YOUR APOLOGY TRY NOT TO BE LATE FOR DINNER AGAIN ITS NOT LADY LIKE. 

HER FATHER NODDING NEVER LOOKING UP FROM THE NEWSPAPER IN HIS HAND.  THE MAID REENTERED THE ROOM WITH DINNER.  HER FATHER QUICKLY HANDED HER HIS NEWSPAPER IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS MEAL.   HER FATHER GLANCED AROUND THE TABLE AND WE ALL BOWED OUR HEADS. 

 FATHER

LET US BOW OUR HEAD AND THANK OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR MANY BLESSINGS AMEN 

FAMILY AMEN ( in unison)

 EVERYONE LOOKS UP AND BEGINS TO EAT.  AS EVERYONE FINISHES EATING HER MOTHER WIPES HER MOUTH.  HER MOTHER TURNS TO LIZZY WITH A SMILE. 

 MOTHER

 LIZZY SO WHEN CAN WE READ YOUR STORY YOUR WRITING.  YOUR TEACHER CALLED ABOUT YOUR AMAZING WRITINGS.  ( speaks through an enthusiastic smile)

 LIZZY STARES DOWN AT HER PLATE AND SHIFTS HER WEIGHT BACK AND FORTH IN HER CHAIR. 

 LIZZY 

 NOT DONE YET MOMMY ( SHE ANSWERS NERVOUSLY)

HER MOTHER TURNS TO HER BROTHER SEATED ACROSS FROM LIZZY.  

MOTHER 

SO HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY ROGER.

ROGER SHRUGS HIS SHOULDERS AND ATTEMPTS TO NOT MAKE I CONTACT WITH HIS MOTHER. 

ROGER

 IT WAS FINE MOMMY MAY I BE EXCUESD MOMMMY I DONT FEEL WELL MY STOMACH HURTS( STATES IN A SHAKY VOICE)

 HIS MOTHER GLANCES UP AT HER HUSBAND AND HE SHAKES HIS HAD YES. SHE TURNS BACK TO ROGER.

MOTHER

YES YOU MAY BE EXCUSED ROGER COME GIVE ME A HUG AND GET READY FOR BED (SHE STATES IN A CONCERNED VOICE) 

 ROGER SLOWLY RISES HOLDING HIS BELLY AND KISSES HIS MOTHER’S CHECK AND EXITS THE ROOM.  LIZZY LEFT ALONE NOW WITH HER PARENTS. SHE IS SQUIRMING AND ANXIOUS AS IF SOMETHING IS POKING HER IN HER SEAT.  SHE HALF SMILES AT HER PARENTS.

LIZZY

CAN I BE EXCUSED AS WELL I AM REALLY TIRED ( SPEAKS IN A SOFT PLEADING VOICE)

MOTHER 

I SUPPOSE SO LIZZY BUT I WOULD I REALLY WOULD LOVE TO READ YOUR WRITINGS SOMETIMES 

LIZZY 

OF COURSE Mommy WHEN I AM DONE 

 

LIZZY QUICKLY LEAVES THE ROOM LEAVING HER PARENTS ALONE AT THE TABLE. HER PARENTS STARING AT EACH OTHER CONFUSED AT HOW DINNER UNFOLDED.  AS THE MAID HURRIED AROUND THE TABLE CLEARING THE DISHES FROM DINNER.  LIZZY NOW IN HER ROOM PLOPS IN HER CHAIR TO TAKE IN THE DAY. 

 

 FLASHBACK TO THE SCHOOL DAY

 LIZZY SEATED AT HER DESK IN THE BACK OF HER ENGLISH CLASS. STARTLED BY A TALL SLENDER BOY.  HIS HAZEL COLORED BEDROOM EYES CATCH HER OFF GUARD EVERY TIME.  HE SMILES AND FLASHES HIS PERFECT DIMPLES AT HER.  SHE MELTS IN HER SEAT.  HE REACHES FOR HER BINDER WITHOUT EVER SPEAKING A WORD. HIS MOVEMENT SMOOTH AND DELIBERATE.  HE WHIPS OUT A PEN AND WRITES ON HER WORN OUT BINDER.  HE WRITES ON IT TILL NOVEMBER LIZZY ANN.  HE PLACES HER BINDER GENTLY BACK ON HER DESK PLACES A GENTLE KISS ON HER CHECK AND WITHOUT A WORD EXITS HER CLASSROOM.  SHE FUMBLES TO GRASP THE BINDER . SHE STARES AT IT SHE TRACES THE LETTERS WITH HER FINGERS.  THE PHRASE WRITTEN ON HER NOTEBOOK SEVERAL TIMES. LIZZY LOST IN A TRANCE. 

 HER BESTFRIEND ENTERS THE CLASSROOM AND SITS NEXT TO LIZZY. SHE BEVER LOOKS UP AND NEVER NOTICES HER PRESENCE.  SHE IS JUST LOST IN THOUGHT CONTINUING TO TRACE OVER THE WORDS TREON LEFT FOR HER.  A GIRLISH SMILE ADORNS HER FACE. 

BEST FRIEND  

 LIZZY ANN ( she says softly) LIZZY ANN ( she speaks louder) 

 LIZZY IS STARTLED ONCE AGAIN AND LOOKS IN HER BESTFRIEND’S DIRECTION STILL SMILING 

LIZZY ANN 

 SORRY NIGHT CLOUD I AM SORRY ( she speaks in a soft love struck voice) 

 BEST FRIEND  

I SEE TREON STOPPED BY TO GRACE YOU WITH HIS PRESENCE. 

 

BOTH GIRLS BEGIN TO GIGGLE TOGETHER AND SUDDENLY STOP WHEN THE TEACHER SHUTS THE DOOR TO BEGIN CLASS.  THE TEACHER BEGINS HER LESSON AND LIZZY CAN’T FOCUS.  SHE IS WRITING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORIES IN HER HEAD ABOUT THE YOUNG MAN ALL OVER HER BINDER.  THE BELL INTERUPTS HER THOUGHT WITH PIERCING CERTAINTY THAT SUMMER BREAK HAS ARRIVED.  HER CLASSMATES FILE OUT OF CLASS NOSILY TO BEGIN THEIR SUMMER.  THEY ARE ALL SO ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE END OF SCHOOL.  LIZZY AND NIGHT CLOUD SIT ALONE IN THE CLASS.  NIGHT CLOUD STANDS AND PULLS AT HER FRIEND.  

 BEST FRIEND  

YOU WILL SEE HIM IN NOVEMBER LETS GO BEFORE WE MISS OUR BUS 

 NIGHT CLOUD GENTLY TUGS AT HER SOME MORE AND LIZZY ANN SLOWLY RISES FROM HER SEAT AND LEAVES OUT THE CLASSROOM WITH HER BEST FRIEND.  

THE HALLWAYS ARE FULL AND KIDS ARE SCREAMING AND PLAYING. THEY HURRY OUT THE SCHOOL AND TO THEIR BUS.  THEY FIND THEIR SEATS ON THE BUS. NIGHT CLOUD TURNS TO LIZZY ANN AND WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND HIM.

BEST FRIEND 

THINK OF ALL THE WONDERFUL STORIES YOU'LL WROTE IN YOUR JOURNAL THIS SUMMER ABOUT TREON.  I CANT WAIT TO READ WHAT HE DOES IN YOUR STORIES. ( speaks enthusiastically and softly)

LIZZY ANN

 YOU ARE SO RIGHT NIGHT CLOUD HE IS EVEN MORE AMAZING IN MY MIND AND HE SPEAKS TO ME THERE. 

BOTH GIRLS START GIGGLING OUT OF CONTROL AS THE BUS SLOWLY PULLS AWAY. THE BUS PULLS UP TO LIZZY’S HOUSE SHE GETS UP HUGS NIGHT CLOUD AND EXITS THE BUS.  NIGHT CLOUD LETS DOWN THE WINDOW AND SCREAMS OUT OF IT.  AS THE BUS IS PULLING AWAY. 

 BEST FRIEND 

I WILL COME OVER TOMORROW ( screaming)

 LIZZY ANN 

Ok don’t forget (screams back)  ( screams back ) 

 LIZZY TURNS ON HER HEELS AND RUNS STRAIGHT FOR HER HOUSE AND TO HER BEDROOM AND LOCKS THE DOOR. 

 FLASHBACK ENDS BY A SOFT KNOCK ON HER BEDROOM DOOR.   LIZZY’S THOUGHTS ARE INTERUPTED BY THE SOFT KNOCK. SHE GETS UP AND CROSSES THE ROOM AND OPENS THE DOOR HER MOTHER IS WAITING ON THE OTHER SIDE.  

 LIZZY ANN 

 YES MOTHER 

 MOTHER 

 I JUST CAME TO TELL YOU GOOD NIGHT AND MAKE SURE YOU WERE OK YOU LOOKED TROUBLED ATDINNER.  IWAS WORRIED THATS ALL. 

 LIZZY ANN WRAPED HER ARMS TIGHTLY AROUND HER MOTHER. 

 LIZZY ANN

 YES MOTHER I AM OK I LOVE YOU MOTHER GOODNIGHT TELL FATHER AND ROGER GOOD NIGHT FOR ME AS WELL.  

 LIZZY KISSES HER MOTHER ON THE CHECK AND LETS GO OF HER EMBRACE AND GOES BACK INTO HER ROOM GATHERS HER THINGS TO GET READY FOR BED.  SHE FUMBLES AROUND A BIT ONCE READY FOR BED SHE TUCKS HERSELF IN WIGGLES AROUND A BIT AND LET’S HER DREAMS CARRY HER AWAT.

 FIRST DAY OF SUMMER 

 LIZZY IS ASLEEP IN BED.  THE SUN IS PEEKING THROUGH HER CLOSED CURTAINS. HER HAIR SPRALLED AROUND HER LIKE A SANDY HALO. HER SKIN LIKE AN ALMOND LIGHTLY SPARKLING IN THE DIM LIT ROOM.  SILENCE IS BROKEN AND SHE IS AWAKEN BY NIGHT CLOUDS GLEEFUL VOICE.

NIGHT CLOUD 

 WAKE UP SHUGA HEAD YOU GONNA SLEEP ALL DAY ITS BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE AND I WANT TO PLAY IN THE OCEAN GET UP GET UP YOU LAZY SHUGA HEAD.

LIZZY TRYING HARD TO PULL THE COVERS OVER HER HEAD.  NIGHTCLOUD NOW STANDING BY HER BED FIGHTING EQUALLY AS HARD TO PULL THEM OFF.  THE GIRLS STRUGGLE FOR A MOMENT UNTIL LIZZY PLAYFULLY GIVES UP AND LETS GO.

 LIZZY

OK OK I AM UP HOW DID YOU GET IN HERE ANYWAY 

NIGHT CLOUD 

YOUR MOTHER LET ME IN SHE WAS IN THE GARDEN.  

LIZZY SPRANG FROM THE BED AND DARTED TO HER BATHROOM.  LIZZY BEGAN TO GET READY FOR THE DAY.  AS SHE GOT READY SHE CARRIED ON A CONVERSATION WITH NIGHT CLOUD THROUGH HER OPEN DOOR.  NIGHT CLOUD LAID PATIENTLY ON LIZZY’S BED. 

 LIZZY 

 WHAT ARE WE DOING AGAIN TODAY

NIGHT CLOUD  

GOING TO THE BEACH 

LIZZY 

IS THAT ALL YOU WANT TO DO 

NIGHT CLOUD 

I WANT TO LAY ON THE BEACH AND READ YOUR STORIES.  I WANT TO GET LOSS IN TREON AND LIZZY WORLD.  YOUR STORIES GIVE ME LIFE I CANT WAIT TILL YOUR A FAMOUS AUTHOR.

LIZZY 

I AM NOT GOING TO BE AN AUTHOR NIGHT CLOUD I JUST WRITE FOR FUN.  MY STORIES ARENT THAT AMAZING ANYWAY. YOU AND MY ENGLISH TEACHER ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO READ IT. 

 NIGHT CLOUD  

YOU ARE AN AMAZING WRITER.  ARE YOU CRAZY EVERYONE WOULD LOVE YOUR STORIES. ( says interrupting LIZZY) 

 LIZZY 

 I GUESS BUT I WANT TO BE DOCTOR NOT A WRITER. 

NiGHT CLOUD

 WHATEVER LIZZY YOU ARE A WRITER 

 LIZZY

ANYWAY LETS GO HAVE FUN AT THE BEACH GRAB MY JOURNALS FROM BETWEEN MY MATTRESS.

 

NIGHT CLOUD QUICKLY CROSSES THE ROOM AND GRABS A BAG OFF A CHAIR AND THINGS FOR THEIR DAY AND PLACES EVERYTHING IN ABAG.  LIZZY ENTERS THE ROOM FROM THE BATHROOM DRESSED IN A WHITE SUNDRESS WITH A YELLOW BIKINI UNDERNEATH.  SHE SLIDES ON HER SANDALS AND BOTH GIRLS EXIT THE ROOM.  THE GIRLS HURRY PAST THE MAID BUSILY CLEANING THEIR HOME. 

 BOTH GIRLS

GOOD MORNING 

MAID 

 GOOD MORNING MS LIZZY GOOD MORNING MS NIGHT CLOUD. 

 BOTH GIRLS RUSH THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR AND STRAIGHT FOR THE PATH.  THEY BOTH STOP AT THE SAME TIME AND TURN AROUND QUICKLY. THEY BOTH YELLOUT TOGETHER.

BOTH GIRLS

FOOD WE NEED FOOD

BOTH GIRLS RUN BACK INTO THE HOUSE AND HEAD STRAIGHT FOR THE KITCHEN THEY BEGIN GATHERING SNACKS FOR THE DAY.  THE GIRLS BOTH GIGGLING AS THEY SHOVE THINGS INTO THE BAG NIGHT CLOUD IS CARRYING.  ROGER APPEARS SHIRTLESS AND SWEATY IN THE KITCHEN.  NIGHT CLOUD BEGINS TO STARE AT LIZZY’S BROTHER WHO IS NOW BEGINNING TO HIT PUBERTY AND NOT JUST A SCRAWNY ANNOYING LITTLE BROTHER.  LIZZY CATCHES HER STARE AND NUDGES HER.  LIZZY STARTS LAUGHING AND PULLS HER OUT THE KIT HEN.

LIZZY 

GROSS ( SHE MUMBLES)

NIGHT CLOUD TAKES ONE LAST LOOK AND THEY HEAD BACK ON THEIR JOURNEY TO THE BEACH.  THE GIRLS REACH THE BEACH. IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL DAY.  THE WAVES ARE GENTLY CRASHING AGAINST THEIR ISLAND.  THE GIRLS SPREAD OUT TO ENJOY THEIR DAY .  THE DAY TICKS ON LIZZY FEVERISHLY WRITING WHILE NIGHT CLOUD ANXIOUSLY READS.  BOTH GIRLS IN THEIR OWN TRANCE.  THE SUN IS SETTING WITHOUT EITHER GIRLS NOTICING MUCH. THEIR SUMMER GOES ON DAY AFTER DAY VERY SIMILAR. LIZZY WRITES AND NIGHT CLOUD WITHOUT MUCH WORDS BETWEEN THEM READS.  NIGHT CLOUD LIZZY’S BIGGEST FAN AND BEST FRIEND. LAST DAY OF SUMMER IS HERE THE GIRLS ROUTINE NOT ALTERING VERY MUCH. 

 FLASH FORWARD TO THE END OF HER SUMMER BEFORE SHE ENTERS HER LAST YEAR IN HIGHSCHOOL.  NIGHT CLOUD CLOSES LIZZY’S JOURNAL WITH TEARS COVERING HER FACE. SHE HAS A CONCERNED LOOK IN HER EYES. 

LIZZY 

WHATS WRONG NIGHT CLOUD WHY ARE YOU CRYING.  KnowITS NOT MY STORY. 

NIGHT CLOUD 

IT’S NOT

LIZZY 

WHAT IS IT

NIGHT CLOUD TURNS AWAY FROM LIZZY.  SHE HOLDS HER LONG DARK LEGS IN HER ARMS. SHE BEGINS TO SOB UNCONTROLLABLY INTO HER KNEES. 

LIZZY

 TELL ME WHAT’S WRONG NIGHT CLOUD YOU ARE MY BESTFRIEND YOU CAN TELL ME ANYTHING. 

LIZZY WRAPS HER ARM AROUND HER BESTFRIEND AND PULLS HER CLOSE. 

LIZZY 

TELL ME ( SHE WHISPERS) 

 NIGHT CLOUD WITHOUT LOOKING UP TAKES A MINUTE TO COMPOSE HERSELF. 

 NIGHT CLOUD  

HE LEFT TWO WEEKS AGO FOR THE STATES HIS FATHER GOT A JOB AND HE LEFT. ( speaks between tears) 

LIZZY

 WHO LEFT NIGHT CLOUD WHO LEFT

NIGHT CLOUD LOOKS UP AT LIZZY. LIZZY STARES INTO HER EYES AND THEN BREAKS DOWN AND BEGINS TO SOB  WITH NIGHT CLOUD.  NOW KNOWING WITHOUT ANY MORE WORDS SPOKEN IT WAS TREON.

 11 YEARS HAVE PASSED AND WE HAVE FLASHED FOWARD  TO LIZZY AT THE AGE OF 29.  

 LIZZY AND NIGHT CLOUD SPRAWLED OUT ON THE BEACH.  LIZZY WITH HER LAPTOP IN HAND CLICKING AWAY AT HER KEYBOARD.  NIGHT CLOUD WITH A BOOK IN HAND READING.  AN OLDER GENTLEMAN APPROACHES THE TWO LADIES.  HE IS OLDER AND DISTINGUISHED.  HE HAS GLASSES ON HIS FACE.  HE HAS AGED RATHER WELL. 

 FATHER 

SOMETHINGS NEVER CHANGE YOU TWO LADIES LOVE THE BEACH ALWAYS HAVE I REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE TEENAGERS AND SPENT YOUR ENTIRE SUMMERS DOWN HERE.  

NIGHT CLOUD 

IT IS TRUE WE HAVE SPENT MANY SUMMERS ON THIS BEACH HAVENT WE.

LIZZY

YES WE HAVE

A LITTLE GIRL RUNS UP  TO THEM HEAD FULL OF DARK BEAUTIFUL CURLS.  THWIRLING IN A BRIGHT YELLOW DRESS.  HER BRIGHT EYES ARE MESMERIZING.  SHE IS KICKING THE SAND BETWEEN HER TOES.  LIZZY AND NIGHTCLOUD JUMP UP TO AVOID THE SAND.  

NIGHT CLOUD 

HAZEL!  (Night cloud says firmly)

Hazel

SORRY MOMMY SORRY AUNTIE ( she says apologetically)

 LIZZY REACHES OUT FOR THE LITTLE GIRL PICKS HER UP AND GIVES HER A BIG HUG. HAZEL GRINS FROM EAR TO EAR. 

 HAZEL

LOVE YOU AUNTIE LIZZY 

LIZZY

LOVE YOU MOST HAZEL

HAZEL BEGINS TO GIGGLE IN HER AUNTIE’S ARMS. LIZZY GIVES HER A BIG KISS ON THE CHEEK AND PLACES HER BACK IN THE SAND.  

THEY GATHER THEIR THINGS AND HEAD FOR TRAIL BACK TO THE HOUSE. HAZEL NEVER TOO FAR FROM HER AUNT.  THEY APPROACH THE HOUSE WHERE HER MOTHER SITS WAITING ON THEIR RETURN.  SHE HAS AGED VERY GRACEFULLY  NEXT TO HER SITS HER BROTHER ALL GROWN UP AND DASHINGLY HANDSOME.  HAZEL RESEMBLES HIM VERY MUCH.  ONCE HAZEL SPOTS HER DADDY SHE RUNS AHEAD TO GREET HIM.  JUMPS ON HER FATHERS LAP AS WE COME CLOSER TO THE HOUSE.  MY MOTHER AND BROTHER STAND AS WE APPROACH. HAZELS ARMS WRAPPED TIGHTLY AROUND HER FATHER.  

ROGER

DID YOU TWO HAVE FUN ON THE BEACH?

LIZZY AND NIGHT CLOUD 

YES WE DID 

LIZZY

I AM HUNGRY WHAT’S FOR LUNCH

 MOTHER 

 LETS GO SEE WHAT WAS PREPARED 

THEY ALL ENTER THE HOUSE TOGETHER.  THE TABLE IS SET.  EVERYONE IS SEATED.  THE MAID ENTERS THE ROOM WITH LUNCH.  IT IS QUITE A SPREAD OF FOOD.  HER FATHER AS USUAL MAKES A QUICK GLANCE AROUND THE TABLE AND EVERYONE BOWS THEIR HEAD. EVEN HAZEL IS FAMILIAR WITH FAMILY GRACE.  

 FATHER

 LET US ALL BOW OUR HEAD AND THANK THE DEAR LORD FOR HIS MANY BLESSINGS. Amen

FAMILY

AMEN

EVERYONE BEGINS TO EAT.  AS EVERYONE FINISHES ROGER NUDGES HIS WIFE. ROGERS MOUTHS MOUTHS TO NIGHT CLOUD SOMETHING EVERYONE IS NOW STARING AT THE TWO OF THEM. 

LIZZY

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE TWO OF YOU.

ROGER 

DID YOU TELL HER?

NIGHT CLOUD

NOT YET ROGER NOT YET

LIZZY 

WHAT TELL ME WHAT I WANT TO KNOW NOW 

DARK CLOUD 

REALLY ROGER REALLY I DINT WANT TO DO IT LIKE THIS

LIZZY ANN

TELL ME NOW THIS IS INSANE ARE YOU TWO 12

DARK CLOUD 

ROGER RAN INTO TREON’S GRANDPARENTS AT THE STORE IN TOWN WITH HAZEL TREON WAS JUST HERE A FEW MONTHS AGO WITH HIS WIFE. SHE WAS PREGNANT AND CAME TO SEE HIS GRANPARENTS FOR AWHILE.  LIZZY WITHOUT WORDS SANK INTO HER CHAIR. HER CHEST BEGAN TO POUND AS IF IT WERE TRYING TO ESCAPE.  TEARS BEGAN FALL UNCONTROLLABLY.

NIGHT CLOUD 

ROGER I TOLD you I TOLD YOU SHE WAS NOT OVER IT. YOU JUST WONT GET It. 

ROGER 

I AM SO SORRY SIS 

 ROGER AND NIGHT CLOUD RUSH OVER TO LIZZY. BOTH FLING THEIR ARMS AROUND IN AN ATTEMPT TO CONSOLE HER. SHE CAN NOT GAIN HER COMPOSURE.  HER PARENTS NOW STANDING NEARBY ARE IN DISBELIEF FOR NEVER KNOWING HOW DEEP THEIR DAUGHTER LOVED TREON.  LIZZY AFTER A MOMENT BRINGS WORDS TO HER LIPS.

 LIZZY 

HE IS MARRIED HE HAS A CHILD( SHE Speaks BETWEEN SOBS) 

 HAZEL SITS ON HER AUNTIES LAP AND BEGIN TO WIPE AWAY HER TEARS.  LIZZY CAN NOT HELP BUT SMILE AND GIVE HER A KISS ON THE CHEEK. 

LIZZY

THANK YOU HAZEL I AM ALL BETTER

HAZEL

I LOVE YOU

 LIZZY PULLS IT TOGETHER FOR HAZEL. SHE SMILES OUTWARDLY AS HER HEART RIPS APART INSIDE.  LIZZY STANDS SLOWLY AND EXITS THE ROOM.  EVERYONE STARTS TO FOLLOW.  LIZZY TURNS AND SHAKES HER HEAD NO. EVERYONE REMAINS AND ALLOWS LIZZY TO LEAVE THE ROOM. DARK CLOUD GIVES ROGER A DEATH STARE.  ROGER BOWS HIS HEAD IN SHAME. 

 

LIZZY GRABS HER KEYS OFF A TABLE AND HEADS OUT THE FRONT DOOR.  SHE JUMPS IN JEEP AND PULLS OFF DOWN THE ROAD. SHE ENDS UP AT THE PARK BY HER OLD HIGH SCHOOL.  SHE FINDS HER SPOT IN THE PARK WHERE SHE USED TO FIND TREON IN HER MIND.  SHE STARES AT THE BUILDING TEARS BEGIN TO FALL AGAIN.  SO CAUGHT UP IN EMOTIONS SHE DOESNT NOTICE TREON WALKING UP TO WHERE SHE IS SITTING.  HE REACHES OUT TOUCHES LIZZY’S SHOULDER. 

TREON

ITS NOT NOVEMBER BUT I AM HERE ( HE SAYS IN A LOW COICE) 

 LIZZY 

TREON

 LIZZY LOOKS UP AS IF SHE HAS SEEN A GHOST.  SHE STARES INTO HIS HAZEL BEDROOM EYES.  SHE LOOKS HIM OVER IN DISBELIEF.  HE IS NO LONGER A THIN BOY.  HE IS A MAN.  HIS SHOULDERS NOW BROAD. HIS MUSCLES RIPLING THROUGH HIS THIN TANG TOP. HE IS AS PERFECT AS SHE IMAGINED HE WOULD BE IN HER DREAMS. HE IS RESTING HIS ARMS ON A PINK POLKA DOT STROLLER.  REALITY GRASPS HER QUICKLY FROM HER FANTASIES.  SHE LOSES FOCUS ON HIS PERFECTION AND STARES AT THE STROLLER. TEARS BEGIN TO FLOW ONCE AGAIN. HE SITS DOWN NEXT TO HER.  HE HAS A CONCERNED LOOK IN HIS EYES.  WITHOUT WORDS HE PULLS HIS DAUGHTER FROM THE STROLLER.  LIZZY GLANCES  AT HER.  SHE IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.  SHE DOESNT EVEN QUITE LOOK REAL.  SHE GIGGLES AND SMILES IN HER FATHERS ARMS. 

 LIZZY 

 HOW OLD IS SHE? WHERE IS HER MOTHER? ( BETWEEN TEARS) I AM SORRY I MEAN YOUR WIFE.

TREON 

 SHE IS ALMOST A YEAR AND MY WIFE DIED GIVING BIRTH TO LIZZY 

 LIZZY 

 WAIT WHAT 

 LIZZY NOW EVEN MORE CONFUSED THAN HURT.  LOOKS THE LITTLE GIRL OVER.  STARES AT TREON A MOMENT. 

 LIZZY  

 BUT MY BROTHER SAID YOU WERE JUST HERE A FEW MONTHS AGO 

 TREON

 NO ITS BEEN OVER A YEAR AGO.  SOMETIMES GOSSIP MOVES SLOW.

 LIZZY 

I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I AM SORRY FOR ALL THESE TEARS.  I MUST GO NOW TREON. 

 TREON 

 WAIT LIZZY I HAVEN'T SEEN YOU IN SO LONG I JUST WANT TO ..,,,,,

 LIZZY JUMPS QUICKLY TO HER FEET AND DARTS OFF TO HER JEEP.  SHE JUMPS IN AND DRIVES BACK HOME. TEARS STAINING HER FACE.  SHE REACHES THE DRIVE AND FEELS A SMALL SINCE OF RELIEF.  SHE PULLS UP AND THE BUTLER OPENS HER JEEP DOOR.  SHE STEPS OUT AND WALKS TO THE HOUSE. THE DOOR IS OPEN AND EVERYONE IS IN THE PARLOR PLAYING WITH HAZEL.  SHE WALKS IN AND JOINS HER FAMILY WITHOUT A WORD.  HER MOTHER SMILES GLAD TO SEE HER DAUGHTER HOME SAFE.  HAZEL DANCES WITH EVERYONE JUST AS LIZZY HAD DONE AS A CHILD.  SHE FEELS HAPPINESS CREEPING BACK IN WATCHING HER NIECE DANCE AND PLAY.  AN HOUR PASSES AND THE BURLER APPROACHES THE PARLOR.  EVERYONE STOPS AND STARES AS HE APPROACHES.  

 BUTLER

 MISTER TREON STONE REQUEST PERMISSION TO VISIT WITH THE FAMILY ( says in a distinguished voice) 

 FATHER 

SHOW HIM IN 

 TREON APPEARS WITH ANGELIC DAUGHTER IN HIS ARMS. EVERYONE IS SPEECHLESS. 

TREON 

 GREETINGS EVERYONE I AM SORRY TO INTERRUPT YOU ALL I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD HAVE A WORD WITH LIZZY ANN. HER  MOTHER WALKS OVER AS IF IN A TRANCE. SHE REACHES OUT HER ARMS FOR HIS DAUGHTER THE DAUGHTER REACHES FOR HER MOTHER IN RETURN.  

 MOTHER

 MAY I SEE HER SHE IS BEAUTIFUL? WHAT IS HER NAME?  

 

 TREON 

 LIZZY HER NAME IS LIZZY WE CALL HER LITTLE LIZZY

 MOTHER  

LITTLE LIZZY 

 HER MOTHER TAKES HER IN HER ARMS AND HOLDS HER TIGHT.  

 LIZZY EXITS THE ROOM TREON FOLLOWS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE PORCH. TREON PULLS LIZZY INTO A WARM EMBRACE.  LIZZY TREMBLES AND THEN SINKS IN TO HIS EMBRACE. HE GENTLY LEANS IN TO KISS HER FOREHEAD.  

TREON

 I LOVE YOU LIZZY I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU.  I HAVE NEVER STOPPED LOVING YOU LIZZY ANN.

LIZZY TEARS IN HER EYES ONCE AGAIN NOT LETTING GO OF HIS EMBRACE. 

LIZZY 

WHAT ABOUT YOUR WIFE? 

TREON

I DID LOVE HER I DID.  ICOULD NEVER LOVE ANYONE THE WAY I HAVE AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU LIZZY ANN.  THE DAY MY FATHER TOLD ME WE WERE MOVING TO AMERICA A PART OF ME DIED INSIDE THAT DAY.  I COULDNT FACE YOU.  I COULDNT TELL YOU FACE TO FACE I WOULD NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN.  IWAS WEAK THEN I REGRET IT.  I CARRIED THAT GUILT THAT I NEVER CAME TO YOU.  I NEVER TOLD YOU HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU.  I LEFT WITHOUT SAYING GOIDBYE.  I JOINED THE MILITARY AND TRAVELED THE WORLD.  I CARRIED YOU WITH ME.  I CAME AND LOOKED FOR YOU HERE A FEW TIMES BUT I WAS TOLD YOU WERE GONE.  I MET LTTLE LIZZY’S MOM MY WIFE I TOLD HER OF MY LOVE FOR YOU. WE FELL IN LOVE   AND GOTMARRIED.SHE WAS TOLD SHE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT THROUGH CHILDBIRTH.  HER DYINGWISH WAS TO NAME OUR DAUGHTER AFTER YOU. 

LIZZY 

 I THOUGHT OF YOU EVERY DAY TREON.  I WENT OFF TO COLLEGE. I WENT IN WITH A PRE MED MAJOR.  I WROTE MANY BOOKS BASED OFF OF OUR IMAGINARY LOVE. NIGHT CLOUD AND MY PROFESSOR PUSGED ME INTO MY WRITING.  I CHANGED MAJORS AND HAVE WRITTEN ELEVEN BEST SELLERS.   I WROTE ON THE BEACH AND AT THE PARK PLACES WHERE I GREW TO LOVE YOU AS A CHILD. 

TREON 

 LOVE ME NOW LIZZY ANN BE WITH ME NOW

LIZZY 

I DO LOVE YOU NOW TREON I NEVER STOP LOVIG YOU TREON.

LIZZY LOOKED UP AND TREON LEANED IN AND KISSED LIZZY SO PASSIONATELY.  LIZZY HAD NEVER BEEN KISSED SO DEEP. HER BODY WENT WEAK AS HE KISSED HER DEEPER AND DEEPER.  HE PULLED HER CLOSER AS IF HE WAS TRYING TO MAKE THEM ONE.  THE HEAT BETWEEN THEM RISING. THEY WERE SLOWLY LOSING CONTROL.  THEN A DOOR OPEN BEHIND THEM AND THEY SPRUNG APART.  HAZEL CAME OUTSIDE WITH A JUMP ROPE IN HAND.  

HAZEL

WATCH ME JUMP AUNTIE LIZZY WATCH ME

LIZZY

OK I AM WATCHING ( said with her voice weak) 

 TREON AND LIZZY TRYING TO GATHER THEIR COMPOSURE AS HAZEL KEEPMAKING FAILED ATTEMPTS AT JUMPING ROPE.   SHE IS NOW GETTING FRUSTRATED BUT KEEPS TRYING.  SHE FINALLY GETS IT AND HER LITTLE FACE LIGHTS UP. THEY BOTH CLAP FOR HER AND SMILE. SHE GRABS HER ROPE AND RUNS BACK INTO THE HOUSE.  THEY ARE LEFT STANDING ON THE PORCH EMOTIONS SOARING.

 TREON

LIZZY I WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN 

LIZZY 

IWOULD LIKE THAT VERY MUCH

THEY SMILE AT EACH OTHER AND ENTER THE HOUSE AND RETURN TO THE PARLOR.EVERYONE IS STARING AS THEY APPROACHED EXCEPT HER MOTHER.  SHE IS PLAYING WITH LIZZY ON HER KNEES.  

LIZZY 

TREON HAS TO GO GET LIZZY A BATH AND TO BED HE WILL BRING HER BY TOMORROW AROUND LUNCH TIME.

 HER MOTHER STANDS WITH LITTLE LIZZY AND CARRIES HER BACK TO HER FATHER. SHE GIVES GER A BIG KISS ON THE CHECK AND PLACES HER BACK IN HER FATHER’S ARMS.LITTLE LIZZYLAYS HER HEAD ON HER FAATER’S SHOULDER AS THEY EXIT THE ROOM.  

 

EVERYONE TURNS AND STARES AT LIZZY FOR ANSWERS.  

MOTHER  

 WHERE IS THE CHILD’S MotherAND I THOUGHT SHE WAS YOUNGER THAN THAT.

LIZZY AT A LOST FOR WORDS AT FIRST STOPS TAKES A DEEP BREATH.

 LIZZY

HER MOTHER DIED DURING CHILDBIRTH AND HE WAS HERE OVER A YEAR AGO NOT A FEW MONTHS AGO.

 EVERYONE IN SHOCK AND CONFUSED ON WHETHER TO BE HAPPY OR SAD.  NO ONE SPEAKS FOR A FEW MINUTES.  

 LIZZY 

  IAM TIRED IAM GOING TO HEAD TO BED 

LIZZY LEAVES THE ROOM AND HEADS TO HER BEDROOM FOR THE NIGHT.  THE REST OF THE FAMILY STANDS AROUND SILENTLY FOR A MOMENT AND THEY ALL SLOWLY RETIRE TO THEIR ROOMS. 

 

LIZZY ARISES THE NEXT MORNING.  THE SUN IS ONLY BEGINNING TO RISE AND THE HOUSE IS DEATHLY QUIET.  SHE SITS UP IN HER BED AND PULLS HER HAIR INTO A PONYTAIL.  SHE IS ONLY IN A T-SHIRT.  SHE PULLS HER LEGS TO HER CHEST AND HOLD HERSELF IN A TIGHT BALLON HER BED.RESTTING HER HEAD ON HER KNEES. SHE STARES OUT HER WINDOW WATCHING THE SUNRISE.  HER MIND DRIFTS QUICKLY TO TREON AND THEIR KISS ON THE FRONT PORCH.  HER BODY NOW HOT WITH EMOTIONS SHE FLINGS HER COVERS OFF AND SLOWLY GETS UP FROM HER BED AND HEADS TOWARD HER WINDOW AND PULLS THE CURTAINS OPEN TO ALLOW THE PEEPING SUNLIGHT IN.  SHE TARES FOR A MOMENT AND THEN TURNS AND GRABS HER PAJAMA PANTS OFF HER CHAIR AND SLIDES THEM ON.  SHE HEADS OUT HER BEDROOM AND DOWN STAIRS.  NO ONE IS AWAKE IN THE HOUSE.  She opened the refrigerator and searched for some juice.  She found orange juice grabbed it found a glass and found a seat near a window. She sat and stared out the window again lost in her memories.  Her mother enters the kitchen and sees her sitting by the window.  She sits next to her daughter and rest her head on her shoulder.  

 Mother

So Lizzy do you want to talk to me about all of this. I just want you to feel ok with all this. I never knew how much you loved him and now he’s back. I always wondered why you could never fall in love.  I didn’t understand your heart was already taken.

Lizzy 

Mommy I just don’t know what to think I am confused.  It is all so real now. It is not how I dreamed it or wrote my books.  He didn’t search for me his heart didn’t pause his life moved on without me.

Mother 

 Lizzy you kept your love alive in your heart. Your love grew for him with every stroke of your pen.  He didn’t have that. He didn’t have away to reach you beyond the physical.  He only had hope and hope fades with every disappointment.  You didn’t have hope you had a dream. A dream you continued to breathe life in daily.

Lizzy stares off processing the words her mother has spoken.  She closes her eyes and takes in all that has happened. Her mother sits quietly by her side in silent support of her need to process. The morning comes in slowly as they sit.  

 Hazel all bubbly runs in to meet the two ladies seated by the window. Her arms stretched for hugs. She is quickly received and placed in her aunt’s lap.  They all sit for a moment longer as Hazel rest her head on Aunt. The rest of the family slowly enters the room.  The tone is changing every one is a lot more upbeat now.  Everyone is giving hugs and greetings for the morning.  The maid the last one in is frantically moving around the kitchen to prepare the morning meal.  Her mother turns to the maid.

Mother

no rush

The maid not as tidy as usual slows down and begins to prepare their meal as the family sits at the breakfast table. Everyone seated they begin to talk. 

Father

How did you sleep Lizzy.

Lizzy

 islept well. I just got up a little early to start my day.

Night cloud 

Are you nervous about seeing him again today I am going to just cut to it. I am sorry we’ve only been friends all our life.

Lizzy

 Yes a lot but we will talk before I see him ( smiling as she talks)

Roger

That was some surprise last night( he chuckled nervously) 

Mother 

Everyone lets change the subject and let poor LIZZY process this information. 

Lizzy 

Yes please  

Hazel 

I want to go to the beach and build in the sand. I want play with the baby too.

Mother 

Me too

Hazel smiles at her grandmother and they both begin to chuckle.

Roger

I have a few things to do in town with father so I won’t be able to make it. 

 Night Cloud and Hazel pout as he speaks of all he has to do.

 Mother 

 Well I guess it will be a girls day at the beach.  

 Night Cloud 

 Until Treon gets there.

Breakfast is spread out and everyone is silent in preparation for there father’s prayer.

Father

Let us bow our heads . Lord we thank you for this food and your many blessings . Amen

Everyone quickly eats and excuses themselves from the table to begin their day.

Lizzy rushes back into her room. She is standing in front of her closet.  Her closet is packed full of clothes. She goes through her bathing suits. She goes through her sandals. She plops down on a nearby chair defeated.  

Lizzy

 I have nothing to wear ( she mumbles)

 She gets back up and grabs a yellow bikini similar to the one she wore the day she found out he left.  She grabs a white sundress and sandals.  She showers and dresses as quick as possible.  She stops and stares at herself in the mirror. Her sandy brown hair pulled back in a ponytail.  She takes out her ponytail and lets her hair fall around her face.  She pauses for a moment longer.  She grabs the ponytail puts it back in her hair and pauses again.  Shaking her head back and forth she takes he ponytail out again releasing her sandy brown curls. A knock at her door stops her in her tracks.  She grabs her things for the day and heads for her bedroom door.  The light knock continues until she opens it. Hazel is on the other side impatiently waiting for her aunt. She is all ready for the beach. 

Hazel

 Iam ready do you like my new swim suit Aunt Lizzy.

 Lizzy

 Yes I do Hazel 

 Hazel is dressed in a yellow polka dotted swimsuit.  Her mother is trailing behind attempting to put sunblock on her.  They meet their mother on the porch to head for the beach.  The maid has assembled lunch and all the necessities for a quiet day on the beach. Her father and brother have already left for the day.  They turn to the butler before heading to the beach.

Lizzy

 If Treon comes before we return let him know we are on the beach and show him the way please.

Butler 

Yes Ms Lizzy I will inform him

They all trot down the familiar path to the beach. Once they arrive they spread out everything and prepare for a relaxing girls day on the beach.  Hazel quickly pulls out her pale and shovel for her castle.  She finds a near by spot and begins constructing her fortress made of sand. A light breeze blows her thick dark brown curls all around.  Lizzy, her mom and best friend settle in to enjoy the day. Lizzy takes off her sundress and exposes her perfect almond color skin. Her yellow bikini almost glows on her skin.  She turns un stomach facing the other two.  Her mother now older but flawless in her on  light. The ladies begin a conversation while Hazel plays in the nearby sand.

Lizzy 

what a beautiful day

Mother 

yes it is a beautiful day 

Night cloud

so what are you thinking are you super nervous or what

Lizzy

yes a little 

Night Cloud

Its real now Lizzy no more Mr fantasy in your books.  He is really here.

Lizzy 

I know, I know it’s already not how I would of imagined.  He is a father and a widow no less.

Night cloud

Your emotions must be all over the place Lizzy this has to be so surreal.

Lizzy

It is 

Mother

What time did he say he would be by today sweetie.

Lizzy 

around lunch time if I remember correctly. Last night was such a blur for me.  It was like I was in some mysterious trance.

 Mother

I am excited for you Lizzy.  I always prayed you would someone to share your life with.  You just seemed so caught up in your writing I thought this day might never come.  I wasn’t even aware he was the passion behind your writing. 

Lizzy

 Don’t get to excited it was only one night and we have both changed so much.

Night Cloud

No Lizzy absolutely not you are not about to get all negative.  This is amazing and your going to let this be amazing. 

Lizzy

Ok ok night cloud it is amazing and that’s all

 Lizzy rolled over and stared away with a half grin on her face. Silence fell over them and no one spoke and just took in the day for awhile.  They were interrupted my hazel jumping up and kicking sand.  They all turned and faced the direction Hazel was now looking.  They saw Treon approaching with little Lizzy in his arms.  She seemed excited and Hazel was jumping with excitement seeing the baby.  Lizzy stood up nervously as the other two kept their seat spectators to Lizzy’s nervous school behavior.  They wore dark shades that hid their eyes.  They couldn’t stop staring at this ordeal never seeing the always confident Lizzy falling apart at the seems.  Lizzy now standing constantly readjusting as he approaches.  He is now standing in front of Lizzy and she appears even more nervous than before.  He greets everyone and Lizzy.

Treon 

Good afternoon ladies 

Everyone smiles up at a Treon. 

 Mother 

Good afternoon 

Night Cloud

Good afternoon  

Good afternoon it’s good to see you.  Would you like to take a walk on the beach with me.  I am sure my mother and Nightcloud wouldn’t mind keeping an eye on Little Lizzy and Hazel has been waiting to play with her.

Mother

Of course we wouldn’t mine we would be delighted to have her company.

Treon 

 Thank you Ms Latson 

 Mother

You are more than welcome 

Treon leans over and hands Little Lizzy over to her.  Hazel is by her side bouncing up and down with excitement never really getting to play much with other children in the summer.  The two stumble to the nearby pales and have seat.  Hazel the older of the two begins to try and teach Little Lizzy about sand building.  Mother watches with pure joy in her eyes as the two children begin to play.  Lizzy and Treon begin to walk away down the beach.  He glances at her and glances back at him as they walk.  Once they are out of earshot they begin to speak.  

Treon

You are as beautiful as I remember Lizzy.  You were always the most beautiful girl in school.  No one could miss your Shuga head.  

 Lizzy

 You look the same but time has been good to you I must say. You were skinny back then.  When I wrote I did imagine what puberty would do to you.  My imagination has brought me a lot of things.  My imagination could not prepare me for how handsome you would turn out.  Those eyes though oh those eyes have not seen a year.  They are as soul searching as they have always been.  

 Lizzy blushes for a moment and stops speaking.  She feels a rush of emotions come over her.  They walk ins Ilene for a moment.  She glances back and she can barely see her family anymore.  They are off in the distance.  They continue on their journey.  

Treon

why were you crying in the park yesterday. 

Lizzy

 My brother told me you were married and just had a child. I well I guess ugh I don’t . Damn it I was devastated. (She stumbles over her words)

Lizzy puts her head down so he can’t see the tears fall on her cheeks.  They are now out of sight of her family.  He gently lifts her head and takes off her sunglasses.  He softly kisses her fallen tears. He kisses her forehead and pulls her close.  She can feel the racing of his heart.  The passion that is building with every passing beat.  

 Treon 

I am sorry Lizzy I am so sorry Lizzy.  I should of searched harder waited longer.  Oh my Lizzy my heart hurts for you.

 He is silent. And keeps holding her as the tears rush down face.  Some tears from sadness others from pure joy.  Moments pass and he loosens his hold.  He bends down to kiss her waiting lips.  He kisses her slowly and softly.  As the the excitement builds between them he kisses her deeper and more passionately.  He runs his hands down her back and to her waist.  He pulls her closer the heat between them trapped.  Her body goes weak with every passing moment.  She feels her body about to climax her body starts to tremble.  She gives in completely and her body is exploding on the inside and she then she lets go and a rush of emotions And fluids rest between her perfect almond thighs.  It takes a minute to return to reality and then she realizes what has just happened.  She pulls away in shock and some shame. She looks up into his eyes and kisses him softly again.  Understanding the chaos of emotions they were caught in he gently pulls her to the ocean. 

 Treon 

 I think we might need to cool down before we walk back

Lizzy 

I agree I don’t think I can face my mother like this( chucking)

They make there way to the water and he splashes Lizzy and she splashes him back. They go back and forth until he wraps his arms around her soaking wet body.  They both gently tumble into the water.  She is now laying on him as the waves crash against their bodies. She kisses his waiting lips once again.  He kisses her back.   He sits up and separates himself from Lizzy.  

Treon

 This isn’t helping cool us down 

( laughing)

Lizzy

 

I know we better head back

Treon

 yeah give me a minute Lizzy 

 Lizzy 

 sorry ( laughing) 

 They both sit as the waves rush over them for a minute laughing.  Treon gets up and others his hand to Lizzy.  She graciously accepts his offer.  They both head back towards her family. She can now see them off in the distance. 

 Treon 

 I want to see you again Lizzy alone so we can talk.  I know you’ll have to return to the states soon  but I want to spend some  time with you I want to to know the Lizzy I see now.

Lizzy

 I would love that. 

Treon 

I love you Lizzy

 Lizzy

 I love you Treon

 

As they approached everyone they stopped speaking and began to walk in silence.  Their bodies still damp from playing in the water.  As they got closer all eyes were on them.  Hazel dropped her construction project and ran to Lizzy.  Little Lizzy tried to follow but couldn’t move in the sand. Treon quickly swooped in to save his struggling little Lizzy.  She giggled in his arms. LIZzy holding holding Hazel and Treon holding Little Lizzy said their goodbyes without speaking. Treon turned to the other two. 

Treon

 Good afternoon ladies 

 Mother 

Good afternoon 

Night cloud 

 Good afternoon  

 Treon 

 Thanks again for watching little Lizzy.

Mother 

 It was my pleasure 

Everyone smiled as he departed with Little Lizzy.  As soon as he disappeared down the path both ladies quickly turned to Lizzy. Wide smiles painted on their faces excitement trying to escape from their wide open eyes. They had both pulled down their sun glasses so they could study Lizzy’s face. 

 Night Cloud

So Lizzy you two were gone quite a while.

Lizzy 

were we

Night Cloud

yes yes you were

Lizzy 

oh 

Night cloud 

Lizzy really really Lizzy 

Lizzy

We have a lot to talk about 

 Night Cloud

ok ok I am going to let it go (she chuckles)

Lizzy

Ok 

Mother

I am just glad to see that sparkle in your eyes again

 Lizzy glances at her mother and smiles. The ladies are silent for a moment not sure of what to say.  Lizzy glances at them both.

 Lizzy

Are you all ready to return to the house.  I am so ready for a warm shower and to wash all this sand out my hair.  

Night Cloud

Yes I am ready as well and little Ms Hazel really needs a nap.

Mother

I need a nap as well

The ladies begin to gather their things up. Hazel is pouting in the sand in silent protest of the decision to leave.  The ladies head up the path Hazel dragging her pail behind upset that they have to leave. The ladies approach the house and all enter and go their separate ways without another word spoken.  Lizzy makes it to her room.  She shuts the door and looks around how her life has changed.  Her room in parents house no longer fit for a teenager.  It has been redecorated where her tiny bed used to sit now rest a canopy bed with white sheer curtains.  Her journals no longer hidden in her mattress.  Her room no longer her place for endless writing but now just a summer getaway.  Her desk and chair the only things left from childhood.  She walks across the room sits in the chair and stares out the window.  After a few moments she gets up and heads for the shower.  She turns on the water and then stares into the mirror for a moment.  Her sandy brown hair full of sand and curls has fallen around her face.  She doesn’t look much different from when she was a teenager just more developed.  Her beautiful warm honey brown eyes look herself over once more in the mirror. Mashed gets in the shower and let’s the warm water run all over her beautiful brown skin.  She slowly moves about letting the water touch every part of her as it runs through her curls like a filter.  She runs shampoo and her fingers through her hair as the suds run down her skin.  She finishes washing her hair and her body and sits a moment in the warm water in a trance.  She grabs a towel turns off the water and steps out.  She drys off and begins to rub oil all over her skin. She slowly rubs he body remembering Treons touch. Playing back in her mind his hands all over her skin the passion he shot through her body with every touch.  She walked naked to her closet to dress for the day. She dressed and then laid across her bed hair still damp and fell asleep.  

She started stirring in the bed at a light knock at the door.  The moon was awake in the sky shining gently through her window.  The knock repeated itself and she sat up and tried to tame her curls with her hands.  She walked over to her closed bedroom door. She opened it and her mother stood on the other side holding a tray full of food. She opened the door wide enough for her to enter and a smile flashed across her face.  Her mother crossed the room and placed the tray on her bed and found a spot to sit.  Lizzy made her way to her mother and rested near her.  

Lizzy 

Thank you Mother I was starving. 

Mother

I figured you would be we let you rest we assumed you were exhausted.  We had the worst time trying to get your niece to eat without you. She kept insisting that we wake you.  I promised her I would feed you before I went to bed.  It was the only way she would eat her food.  

 Lizzy 

I love Hazel (said laughing) 

 Lizzy stares down at the food on the bed.  She reached for a piece of bread then a knock open door.  She looked up and night cloud was peering in her open door. 

Lizzy 

Come in

Night Cloud 

ok 

 Night cloud crossed the bedroom floor and found a spot on the bed with them.  She grabbed for a piece of bread with Lizzy.  The three of them made theirselves comfortable as they began to pick at the tray. 

 Lizzy

 I hate I overslept dinner. 

Night cloud

Its ok you needed rest 

Mother 

Are you going to see Treon tomorrow.

Lizzy 

I am not sure we didn’t make definite plans. 

Mother

The fair is on the island tomorrow that would be nice to go with him 

Lizzy 

Mommy are you giving me date ideas ( laughing)

Mother 

I just think it would be a nice outing for you two ( smiles)

Lizzy

I guess I can ask him what he thinks 

Night Cloud

 Hazel loves the fair and we can watch little Lizzy while you two have some alone time. 

Lizzy

I feel like you two have my mind already made up.

Night Cloud 

we do 

 Mother 

We just want to make sure you don’t continue to live in your little fantasy.  We want so much to see you live in love’s reality.

Lizzy

I know I want to be there too.  So much has changed between us. I just don’t want to rush.  I feel my heart has jumped in but my mind is hesitant.

 Night Cloud 

Jump in jump in ( pause) no you are right take your time and get to know the real Treon not the character that lives in your dreams.  

Lizzy 

Honestly I’m scared I’m scared to change him in my mind.  I’m scared to find his flaws. 

Mother 

Thats got to be hard because you’ve loved your own mind for so long. 

Night Cloud

But fear can’t stop you and can’t close your mind. 

Lizzy 

It’s crazy this is the first time in my life I’ve ever had writers block 

 Night Cloud 

Really 

Lizzy 

 Yes my mind has been blocked since I’ve seen him again.  My mind is on a constant repeat of nothing.

Mother

What do you plan to do? Don’t you have a book due soon. 

Lizzy 

I decided to push back by deadline and explore my feelings.  I just hope that clears the block.  So mommy I might stay a little while longer.

Mother 

You know this is your home do what you must. 

Night Cloud

will miss you in Maryland but I guess I’ll survive.  Roger will want to get back to work in the states.  He won’t want to stay much past Labor Day.  

Lizzy 

I’ll miss you and Hazel terribly but I’ll have to do this for me. 

Night Cloud 

 So text him about tomorrow  

Lizzy 

ok I will 

Night Cloud 

do it now 

 LIZZY 

ok ok I’ll do it now 

 Lizzy springs from her bed picks up her phone.  She looks down at it to see several messages from Treon unopened.  She opens it up and reads through them as they watch.  A smile creeps across her face as she continues to read.  They can’t stop staring as emotions are bubbling up inside them. She opens each message reads and rereads.

Hey Lizzy I can’t stop thinking about our afternoon.  I miss the touch of your lips already.  I miss your contagious laugh and your gentle touch. I’m missing the warmth of your body next to mine.  

 Lizzy I hate to keep bothering you but I can’t stop wanting to hear your voice.

 I promise Lizzy this is the last text I will not bother you anymore.  I just wanted to know if you would like to go to the fair with me tomorrow.   I just want no I need to see you again.  

She fidgets with the phone a moment in her hands and begins to text back with a smile on her face.

I would love to see you tomorrow. I was asleep my mother and Night Cloud just woke me up begging me to ask you to the fair.  So I guess that’s a yes to your question.  I have watching eyes at the moment I’ll text you a little later. Kisses 

She looks up at the watching eyes and gives a big smile to her small audience.  

MotheR

So Lizzy what did he say.

Lizzy

He asked me to the fair( she starts laughing) 

Night cloud

Are you serious that is too funny.  So I guess it’s a date for tomorrow I’m so excited for you.

Lizzy

Yes I guess it is.
 The three ladies all on the bed begin to laugh and finish the food on the tray. Night cloud and Lizzy’s  mother after a moment slowly get up from the bed. They hug  Lizzy and head towards her open door. 

Mother

Good night my beautiful daughter. 

Night cloud

Good night Lizzy Hazel will wake up and start searching for me soon.  I better run off to bed.

Lizzy

Goodnight to you both and thank you  for everything.

 Night cloud

Of course Lizzy of course we love you.
Both of them exited the room leaving Lizzy alone in her room. She quickly reaches for her cell phone to check for a response.  She stares at it no response.  She gets of the bed and heads to get dressed for bed. She brushes her teeeth dresses for bed. She takes a minute stares intently in the mirror.  She turns off her lights and heads for bed by the light of the moon. As she reaches her bed her cellphone lights up. She grabs it and climbs into bed. He has responded. They begin to text back and forth.
Treon: that is great I’m excited to see you again spend some time with you.
Lizzy: so am I really enjoyed your company today.
Treon: well I guess I will let you go
Lizzy: it’s up to you I am alone now
Treon: wish I could come over and climb in your window and just lay and talk to you awhile. Lol
Lizzy: I wish so too 
Treon:  I can not believe you are back in my life 
Lizzy:  It seems so surreal 
Treon: I wish I would of waited longer searched harder but I love my Little Lizzy and she wouldn’t be here.  The feeling I felt when I saw you Lizzy in the park was likes I was destined to walk life’s journey with you and only you.
Lizzy: I write for a living and you have me lost for words
Treon: I really must let you go for the night.
Lizzy: ok Treon Good night
Treon: goodnight
Lizzy place her phone down beside her and drifted off to sleep with thoughts of her day once again on her mind.  Lizzy woke up early again the moon still awake.  She sat up stared out her window wondering if Treon was fast asleep.  She brought her knees to her chest and pulled her curls into a ponytail and then let go. Sh sat for a moment before deciding to get out of bed.  She crossed her room to her desk.   She sat down opened her laptop and soon shut it back.  Her mind was blank she couldn’t write.  She placed her hands  to head disappointment set in.  She got up from the desk and crossed the room to her window.  She set on the bench there and stared out. The early morning on the island was so calm.  She just stared around at the peaceful outside.  She decided to go for an early run.  She hadn’t run in awhile.  She slipped into some workout clothes. She put on her running shoes and sat a moment longer.  She walked over grabbed her cell and her headphones and headed for her bedroom dooor.  She quickly left out the house and headed for the beach.  When she made it to the beach she quickly began to stretch.  Then she started on her light jog down the beach.  The sun was rising on her island it was beautiful.  Shejogged for over a mile when she spotted a gentleman on the beach.  He was far off in the distance running in her direction.  He was shirtless in red shorts.  She couldn’t make out his face.  He kept running in her direction as he approached she realized it was Treon.  He noticed her as well and they both smiled.  She placed her headset in her pocket as they got closer.  She stared at him and she without thought slowed down. She began to focus on every inch of him.  She started at the ringlets on his head soft and perfectly in place. Then moving down to his honey filled bedroom eyes.  His lips pink and soft. His broad shoulders  and built chest. His abs toned and glistening with sweat. She had completely stopped without even noticing.  He had reached her and stood right in front her. She quickly snapped out of her trance.  He was now panting lightly in front of her body glistening in sweat.  

Treon

Hey Lizzy what are you doing out so early. I’m not complaining it is amazing to see you.  I thought of you all night.  I couldn’t sleep anymore so I got up and decided to go for a run before Little Lizzy got up.  

Lizzy

I had a rough time sleeping as well.  I guess we had the same idea.  I haven’t been running in forever though.  I used to run a little more frequently.  Do you run every day.

Treon 

When I can I try to.  My grandparents help a lot with Lizzy but they are older.  I try not to put to big a burden on them.

Lizzy

Well that’s thoughtful of you. I am sure they absolutely love her. She is so sweet.  She reminds me of a baby doll.  

Treon

Everyone says that about her.  I think she reminds me of you. It is unbelievable to me how much she looks like you Lizzy.

Lizzy

Really you think she looks like me.  I’ll take that as a compliment she is a beautiful little girl.

Treon

I’m really sweaty but I would love a hug and a kiss this morning.  I’m willing to rinse off in the ocean if that would help.

Lizzy

That would definitely help and I would like to rinse off as well. I am pretty sweaty myself. 
Treon and Lizzy headed for the ocean.  The waves crashing against their body’s as they walked further from the shore.  Treon quickly grabbed Lizzy’s hand as the water reached above their waist.  The sun was rising on the island and the two of them had the entire beach to themselves.  Lizzy shivered a little adjusting to the cool water. Treon lightly splashed water over himself and Lizzy.  He pulled her close and tilted her chin to kiss her.  He softly kissed her waiting lips.  He ran his hands to her hips and lifted her gently.  She wrapped her legs around his waist as she kissed him back.  He left her lips and slowly kissed her neck sending shivers through her body.  The heat between them building uncontrollably.  He places her back in the water and turns her away from him and finds her neck again. He traces her curves with his fingers as he runs his tongue along her neck.  He literally drives her crazy with every touch.  He stops and pulls away from her suddenly.  Their breathing labored.  She spins toward him.  His eyes half open and breathing heavily.  

 Treon

I have to stop Lizzy. I can’t control myself around you.  You drive me crazy I have loved you so long.  I wanted you so long.  Being this close makes me want you even more.  

Lizzy

I want you too Treon. I have loved you more than you know.  I am scared so much has changed.

Treon

Don’t be scared Lizzy I am here.  I am here open and willing to love you now and forever. 

Lizzy

I want to be with you in every way Treon.  I just need some time Treon.  I just need to be ready.  I’ve never 
Lizzy looks away from Treon and stops speaking.  Treon suprised by the words Lizzy didn’t speak.  Treon gently wraps his arms around her and kisses her forehead.  The waves crashing all around them as he holds her till the sun completely rises.  Neither of them spoke another word not even a goodbye. They both just  headed back in the directions they came in silence and deep thought.  Lizzy made it back to the house. Night cloud was seated on the porch alone.  She stared at Lizzy looking her over. Night Cloud seemed puzzled by Lizzy’s appearance.  She motioned for Lizzy to come join her. Lizzy walked up and took a seat next to her and leaned her head on her shoulder.

 Night Cloud

What’s wrong my dear Lizzy.  You are all wet and you look sad.  Where have you been I’ve been waiting awhile for you. 

Lizzy

Have you I’m sorry.  I went for a run this morning and ran into Treon.  

Night cloud

That sounds amazing so why do you look so sad. Did he do something? Do I need to..
Lizzy interrupted before Night cloud could finish her sentence. Lizzy was emotional and tear were building in her eyes. Night cloud immediately begins to dry them as she speaks.

Lizzy

No no no He didn’t do anything wrong.  He is perfect.  He is experienced.  Well how do I say this. He knows how to spark feelings in me that I have never experienced.  I don’t know what to do. I feel it’s moving to fast but I don’t want to slow down. You are the only person I can talk to about this part.  I could never tell mommy.  I can tell her everything but this. 

Night cloud 

Lizzy are you trying to tell me your a virgin.  No right your not a virgin. I mean you’ve had a few boyfriends over the years. 

Lizzy

Is it that bad to be a virgin. I just couldn’t go all the way with anyone my heart belonged to Treon.  No one ever quite measured up to the Treon of my novels. No ones touches no ones kisses. But his kisses his touches they do it.  I’m scared I don’t even know where to begin. 
Night Cloud looks her over with an astonished look on her face.  She places her hands over her mouth in shock. Lizzy looks at her best friend with concern in her eyes. 

Night Cloud 

I am truly shocked Lizzy.  I never knew.  How did you do it all these years.  I mean save yourself.  I just really assumed you just didn’t talk about it. Oh but Lizzy you will be fine when your ready.  Lizzy take your time since you’ve waited this long.  But trust me you won’t mess it up you won’t disappoint him.  It doesn’t work like that.  He loves you and when you’re ready you will make love to him.  You can’t mess up real love not even the outward expression of it.

Lizzy

Are you sure there isn’t something I need to practice or tricks I need to learn. I just got him back in my life and I don’t want to scare him away.  I just can’t imagine losing him again. 

NIGHT Cloud 

Girl I’m definite.  If he kissed you like you said he did then he will take care of you.  No worries it will just come naturally.  But you know I’m still stuck on you being a version. I knew you could be kind of a prewd but this I never expected.  Not even in college no one. 

Lizzy

Really Night Cloud it’s not that big of a deal.  I just didn’t find anyone interesting enough.  I just never got that far yet.

Night Cloud

Yet girl we are almost thirty.  You are about to be a thirty year old virgin. You they make movies about people like you. 

Lizzy

Cut it out I get I’m a late bloomer.
Both girls begin laughing on the porch.  Lizzy’s mother walks out onto the porch and stares at the two of them laughing for a moment. She crosses the porch and has a seat next to them. She has a small cup of tea in her hand.  They stop laughing and greet her.

Lizzy

Good morning mother I hope we didn’t disturb you this morning.  How did you sleep?

Night cloud

Good morning you are up early on a Saturday.  Are you excited about opening day at the fIr?

Mother

I had a little trouble sleeping last night.  I tossed and turned a bit.  I have been awake a while. I just decided to finally come down stairs.  I am excited about the fair.  I just love Little Lizzy she reminds me so much of Lizzy when she was that age. 

Lizzy

Mommy really that is funny you say that.  I ran into Treon on the beach this morning running and he said the exact same thing.  I told him I didn’t notice it.  I guess there may be some truth to it.  

Mother 

It’s true Lizzy it’s amazing how you have no blood relation to that child yet she favors you so much.  She is a darker version of you. 
They all sit back pondering the coincidence of the facts just stating.  The three of them looking over the yard in silence taking in the peace of the morning.  The swing they are all seated in slightly swinging as the ponder.  Moments pass without words spoken.  The front door flings open and out runs Hazel.  

Hazel is dressed in a green and white night gown.  She has a small teddy bear in her arms.  Her head of curls all over her head.  She is yawning as she runs over too where they are seated.  Her face looks sleepy.

Hazel

Mommy mommy where did you go I had a bad dream. I was looking for you.

NIGHT cloud 

I’ve been right here sweaty.  I didn’t go anywhere.  Where is daddy at he wasn’t in bed?

 Hazel

He is sleeping. He won’t get up.  

Night cloud 

Well come sit with us a little while.We will all eat breakfast in a  little bit.  Later we are going to the fair.  It’s opening day at the fair today.  You can get your daddy to dance and when you lots of prizes. 

Hazel

Yay I love the fair. Will Little Lizzy be there I like the baby. I

I like to play with her.  

Night Cloud

Yes Little Lizzy will be there we are all going. It will be a lot of fun. I’m glad you’re excited so you have to be a good girl today.

HAZEL

I will mommy I promise.
Hazel in her mother’s arm snuggled up and fell back to sleep.  They all set in silence again.  The maid brought breakfast out to the ladies on th porch.   The door opened and the maid carry breakfast on a tray appeared.  She quickly walked over to the seating area near the swing.  She arranged their food on the small table. 

The maid was the same person from Lizzy’s childhood. She was older now her once blond hair now painted blond with hair dye.  She was beginning to wrinkle around her eyes and mouth.  Her hair still pulled tightly in a bun.  Her uniform as neat Lizzy always remembered.  She was a very plain small framed lady with fair skin.  Her eyes were crystal blue.

Maid

The gentlemen of the house have not come down for the morning. I thought you all might like to have your breakfast outside on such a lovely morning. 

Mother

That was quite thoughtful of you.  It is a beautiful morning to eat outside.  Bring your food out as well if your son is not up for the day. You may eat with us this morning and enjoy thi beautiful weather.

Maid

He has not gotten up for the morning.  Thank you so much.  I would love to join you all for breakfast.
She hurried back into the home and returned with a plate of food. She took a seat at the table as everyone else moved from the swing to the small table.  They all ate in silence enjoying the peace of the morning.  As everyone finished they sat back in their chairs.  The maid began to gather the plates.  Mother reached out her arm and motioned her to wait.  She sat back in the chair with the rest of the ladies.  The day ticked on the ladies sat.  The dishes still on the table.  Hazel had found her jump rope and began to jump still in her night gown.  The men of the house had risen and had breakfast.  They were seated on the other side of the porch with papers in hand engaged in a deep conversation that couldn’t be heard by them.  Hours passed like this.  Lizzy was the first to leave. 

Lizzy

I must take a shower and get ready for the fair it is getting late.  Will we all meet at the fair?

 Mother

Yes Lizzy you go get ready. We will all go get ready shortly. Do you not want to all ride together?  

LizzY

No thank you mommy.  I’d rather drive on my own.  I don’t want to keep you later if I’m not ready to leave when you are. 

Mother

That makes sense Lizzy.  So we will all just meet up at the Fair. 
Lizzy disappears into the house.  Everyone looks at each other and smiles for a moment.  They all one by one get up and go inside to ready themselves for the day.  The maid the last one gathers all the dishes and follows them inside without a word. 
Lizzy back in her bedroom looking through her closet finds a soft yellow summer dress with the shoulders out.  She finds some little white flats.  She lays her clothes on the bed.  She is draped in a towel and her wet curls falling down her back.  She goes and stands in the mirror deciding what to do with her hair.  She pulls it up in a bun at the nape of her neck.  She puts on her dress and shoes.  She dolors herself over for several minutes.  She grabs her cell phone off the bed and begins to text Treon. 
Lizzy: Good evening I am about to head to the fair soon.  What time do you think you will be there? 
Treon: I’m getting dressed now Little Lizzy is already headed there with my mother she came in town this morning.
Lizzy: That’s great I was hoping to see Little Lizzy and Hazel was as well.
Treon: You all will get to se her and my mother we are going to meet up at the fair.  I’m at my house at the moment.
Lizzy:  I thought you lived with your grandparents.
Treon: I stay at their house most of the time it’s easier.  My place is small and much more like a bachelor pad.
Lizzy: Oh ok 
Treon:  It’s not too far from the beach actually not to far from where we met this morning.  
Lizzy:  I had no idea you lived near me.  
Treon: I do but I don’t stay here often.  
Lizzy: So what time should I meet you at the fair.
Treon:I’ll be there in fifteen 
Lizzy: ok I’ll see you in fifteen 

Lizzy looked herself over once again in the mirror grabbed her cellphone and headed for the door. She quickly jumped in her Jeep and headed for the fair.  She parked and walked to the entrance of the fair.  Treon had some how beaten her there.  He stood there in a white shirt that hugged his muscles.  He had on khaki pants and deep brown shoes.  He looked lik he was  going to dinner not a fair.  He was so neatly groomed.  He smiled and walked over to meet her.  A shiver ran down her spine. They hugged and then proceeded into the fair.  He paid their way in and oncethey entered the fair he pulled her off to the side.  He eyes searched every inch of her body.

Treon

You are so beautiful Lizzy.  Your skin glows against your yellow dress.  I have waited all day impatiently to be near you again.  I know what you meant earlier and I will give you all the time you need. I just want to be near you to continue to learn you.  

Lizzy

Thank you Treon.  Thank you for understanding.  I hope it doesn’t take to long.  It is just I’m scared I just haven’t even got as close as we’ve come.  I just don’t know what to do.  I love you but I’m not ready.  

Treon

I don’t want to pressure you Lizzy like I said I just want to know you.  When the time comes it will just happen naturally Lizzy.  I don’t want you any other way. 

Lizzy

Well enough of this conversation let’s meet up with our families and have some fun at the fair. 
 
Treon grabbed Lizzy by the hand and led her into the fair.  They walked around the fair it was full of Life.  There were people all over laughing and playing games.  The rides were going some full of screams other filled with children’s laughter.  The music in the distance became louder as the approached the stage at the back of the fair.  A Soca band was on stage with steel drums playing.  The stage was surrounded by people of all ages dancing.  Lizzy noticed her family and Treon’s family together.  They were all talking loudly over the music while the two little girls bounced to the music at their feet.  Everyone turned and stared when they approached.  Lizzy wiggled her hand away from Treons.  Their parents smiled at Lizzy’s actions.  

Treon 

Hello everyone.  I wanted to take Lizzy on a few rides and see If I can not embarrass myself and win her a prize can you all excuse us for a bit. 

Everyone

Of course you two go have fun and don’t worry about Little Lizzy. 

Lizzy

Thank you all 
Treon grabbed Lizzy by the hand and gently guided her back towards the rides.  Treon stared around for a minute and then lead her to the Ferris Wheel.  They got in line and Treon slowly wrapped his arms around her while they waited their turn.  They got to the front of the line he helped her in and took a seat next to her.  He put one arm around her and pulled her close. Lizzy adjusted her dress after crossing her legs.  She leaned in and rested her head on him.  The ride ended and he helped her out.  He took her to the basketball game next.  He paid the attendant and grabbed his first basketball.  He sunk every basket one by one.  He handed the man more money and repeated his victory.  Lizzy stood by his side smiling at how talented he was.  The attendant turned to Lizzy.

Attendant

Pick your prize ma’am you can have any prize I have.  Which one would you like ma’am?

Lizzy 

I guess I’ll take the big brown bear.  I like him he’s cute like Treon. 
The attendant pulled down his biggest bear and handed it to Lizzy.  The bear was almost the size of Lizzy. They headed off to see more of the fair.  Treon and Lizzy set down at a table to grab a bite to eat.  Treon playfully fed Lizzy pieces of his food.  Lizzy full of smiles took each bite.  When the food was gone Treon leaned over and softly kissed Lizzy’s lips softly licking off the last traces of the food. Lizzy trembled at his soft kiss.  Trevor smiled at Lizzy’s reaction to his gentle kiss.  He stood up and grabbed Lizzy by the hand and helped her to her feet. 

Treon

Let’s dance Lizzy.

Lizzy

Ok Treon 
 Treon escorted Lizzy back to the stage area. The music was going and an even larger older crowd had formed.  People were dancing and drinking and all the children had left the area.  Treon’s phone lit up. He stared down at it.  He positioned it so Lizzy could read. 
Mother: Everyone is leaving now the kids are tired you and Lizzy have fun.  I will keep Little Lizzy with me tonight you can come by in the morning and get her if you like.
Treon: Thanks mom tell everyone goodnight for Lizzy and me. 
 Treon turned to Lizzy with a grin on his face. Treon began to dance.  Lizzy followed Treon’s lead and began to dance with Treon.  They started out with a little distance between them.  As the songs continued to play they moved closer and closer. Treon began to kiss Lizzy’s neck as he danced with her. His hands slid lower and lower as he held her close.  They were moving as one to the music blaring in the back ground.  Their hearts began to race from the desire building between them.  Her heart felt like it was going to beat right out of her chest.  She leaned her head back slightly parted her lips as her breaths began to quicken. She couldn’t stop the pleasure of being this close to him took over her. She just kept dancing.  Her hair fell out of her bun and released her curls.  Her body began to shake And he touched her between her thighs and she exploded on the inside.  She felt the moisture between her thighs and she opened her eyes. Treon met her gaze with a smile knowing what he had just done to her.  She blushed and broke her gaze. He gently turned her head so that he could peer into her eyes once more.  

Treon

Lizzy we better get out of here.  It is getting late and I don’t want you driving too late at night. 

Lizzy

I don’t want to go home Treon at least not to my home. I want to go home with you.  I want to wake up next you. Is it too soon?

Treon 

No Lizzy it’s not soon if you are ready. 

Lizzy

I don’t know if I’m ready Treon. If I’m really ready but Iwant to be with you tonight.  I want to wake up next to you even if I can’t do everything l just can’t end this night right now.

Treon

Ok Lizzy we don’t have to do anything but lay together tonight. We can go to my house and just lay together.  Just follow me in your Jeep. Let’s go ahead and get out of here Lizzy. 

Lizzy

I am ready to go 
Treon grabs Lizzy’s hand and leads her and her big bear out of the fair.  He helps her and her bear into her Jeep.  He goes and gets onto his motorcycle and Lizzy follows him to his house.  They pull up it’s a small modern looking beach house.  It is quite opposite of her parents traditional mansion on the beach. He opens up the garage and motions her to pull in.  She pulls in the garage.  He rolls his bike in next to her.  He opens her door and helps her out. They walk in and the whole back wall is covered with nothing but glass.  She can see parts of the beach lit up by the moon.  Their is a spiral staircase leading to a loft.  He had very minimal furniture it was all modern and did resemble an extremely nice bachelor pad.  He led Lizzy up the stairs.  At the top of the stairs was a lone bed with a massive Tv and closet. Treon stepped in th e closet and emerged with a white shirt. He tossed it at Lizzy.

Treon 

This is all I have for you to wear Lizzy.  You can take a shower if you like.  

Lizzy

This will be fine thank you so much. Where’s the bathroom.  
Treon pointed behind Lizzy to a steel sliding door. He crossed the room passed Lizzy and opened the door.   Lizzy walked passed Treon intentionally brushing up against his body. She stopped on th e other side of the door the bathroom was immaculate.  It had a huge waterfall shower and a claw foot tub.  A metal chandelier hung from the ceiling.  In the center of he wooden floor was a winter white plush rug.  The fireplace raw rustic metal.  She stared around for a bit. Treon began to shut the door behind her.  She stopped him and pulled him into the bathroom with her.

Treon

Do you need help Lizzy?

Lizzy

Yes Treon how do I use any of this it’s all so sophisticated.  
Treon crosses the  bathroom to the shower and turns on the shower for Lizzy.  When Treon turns around to  leave Lizzy is only in white silk panties.  Her curls dangling down her back.  Her body shaking slightly a mix of nerves and desire.  Treon stopped in his tracks feels the desire rising up in him.  He is locked in on Lizzy.  Taking in every curve every inch of her with his eyes. Touching her completely from across th room.  Lizzy walks slowly towards him forgetting to be nervous with every step.  When Lizzy reaches him he leans down and kisses her as he pulls his shirt off.  Lizzy unbuttons his pants.  He pulls off his pants and boxers and steps backwards into the shower.  Lizzy pulls off her white panties and follows him in the shower.  He pulls her under the stream of water and begins to wash her body.  He washes every inch of her.  Her head back as the water and soap cascade all over her wanting body.  He washes her hair gently.  He turns off the water nd grabs a towel and begins to dry her.  He pulls her to the plush white rug at the center of the bathroom.  He beganto lotion every inch of her damp body.  Her buddy trembling at his light touch.  Massaging her body as she lays on the rug.  Her body arching with desire.  He begins kissing her softly from her forehead to her feet.  Her body begging for him.  His body begging for her.  He gently makes love to her.  The pain evolves slowly from pain to pleasure.  Both of their body’s giving in to desire.  He patiently cleans her and then  carries her to bed and gently lays her down to rest.  He cradles her in the bed and they drift off to sleep.  
The sun wakes them shining through the huge picturesque window.  They are lying in bed cradled together Underthe sheets. Treon pulls back Lizzys hair and kisses her neck.  Lizzy squirms at the light touch of his lips.  A smile creeps across her face and she opens her eyes.  She is now staring across the room.  He tugs her to turn around.  She slowly moves so she is facing him.  He kisses her forehead.  He stares without words in her eyes.  She looks away after a moment the emotions to strong welling up in her eyes.  He whispers gently to her. 

Treon 

Lizzy are you ok.  Did I hurt you?  
 

Lizzy

No Treon I'm not hurt.  It's just a lot to take in.  You were gentle and perfect.  I'm just.... 
Lizzy stops mid sentence and buries her head in Treon's chest.  Treon wraps his arms around Lizzy to gently comfort her.  Tears begin to roll down Lizzy's cheeks. 

Treon

You are just what Lizzy.  Talk to me Lizzy. Let me in let me understand you. 

Lizzy

I'm scared Treon.  It's all new these feelings.  You being more than some high school fantasy.  I don't know what to think anymore.  I lost control when you came back.  It's  not some movie script. I no longer control how it ends. 

Treon 

What's wrong with real Lizzy.  Why does real life scare you so much?

Lizzy

Treon I've haven't lived here before not in love at least.  My love has always dwelled in my on imagination.  I controlled how it began and how it ended.  I wrote how deep or shallow it would be. 

Treon

Are you saying you don't love me in reality. 

Lizzy

No I do love you in reality that's the hard part.  That's the part that scares me so bad.  I don't know how to deal with the lost of control. 
Treon and Lizzy grow quiet for a moment.  They ponder what has happened and what has just been said. Treon holds her tighter in his arms.  Lizzy snuggles up closer to his warm body and they drift back to sleep. They are startled awake hours later with both of their phones ringing without cease.  Lizzy and Treon completely naked scramble for their phones.  They stare down at their phones and then back at each other.

Treon

It's one o'clock in the afternoon Lizzy.  I am so sorry Lizzy everyone must be worried sick.

Lizzy

Wow my mom is probably worried sick I have never even stayed out all night while at home.  I have twenty missed calls and texts.   I don't really know what I'm going to say. 
 
Lizzy begins to text on her phone sitting naked on the side of the bed.  Treon begins to get dressed and gather up Lizzys things. He hurries around the room. Lizzy stares at her phone trying to perfect her Texts. 
Mother: Lizzy are you ok
Mothe: Lizzy this is not like you I'm worried 
Mother: Lizzy I've called Treon's mother and she hasn't heard anything I'm worried 
Mother: Lizzy please give me a call  
Lizzy: I'm so sorry mom I just woke up. I spent the night it was late and I didn't want to disturb you.
Mother: I am just so glad to hear you are okay we were all worried that's all.
Lizzy: I know I should of at least text someone I would be out all night.
Mother: Yes Lizzy you should of when will you be home
Lizzy:I should be home shortly mommy again I'm sorry 
Lizzy lays her phone down and begins dressing.  Treon stares at her as she dresses.  Lizzy begins to blush.  He helps her zip her dress.  She bends down and puts on both her shoes.  When she stands back hop Treon pulls her close and begins to kiss her all over. She pulls away and starts giggling. 

Lizzy

I have to go Treon my mother is worried sick

Treon

I know I know it's just hard to let you go Lizzy. 

Lizzy

I have to go Treon but I'll be back I promise.  
Lizzy grabbed her phone and rushed passed Treon down the stairs. Treon quickly followed to let her  out of his garage.  Lizzy rushed for her Jeep in the garage and jumped in and started it.  Treon opened the garage and waved goodbye to Lizzy.  She backed out waved goodbye and rushed off back home.  She pulled up to her home.  Her mother was sitting on the front porch awaiting her arrival.  Lizzy immediately felt embarrassed and nervous all at once.  She slowed down and parked in front of the house.  She slowly got out grabbing her phone and heading up the front steps to face her mother.  Her mother looked her over and gave her a huge hug.  The worry written all over her face.  

Lizzy

I'm so sorry mommy I know you were worried.  I just got caught up mommy.  I just ..... ( sighs) 

Mommy

Lizzy your grown now you don't have to explain baby.  I was just worried. This was just so unlike you. 

Lizzy

Nothing has been like me since Treon came back into my life.  I'm not Lizzy anymore I don't know who I am anymore.  I don't recognize who I've become.  I feel like I'm going through puberty.  I cry all the time.  I can't write.  My emotions are all over the place.  My hormones are out of control.  

Lizzy plops down on the swing in her wrinkled yellow dress.  Her hair pulled lazily back in her ponytail.  Her eyes red with Tears beginning to fall down her face.  Her mother sits next to her and wraps her arm around her.  Lizzy begins to sob uncontrollably.  

Mother

Lizzy what happened last night.  Please tell me.  I am concerned this isn't like you at all. Did someone hurt you? Did Treon hurt you Lizzy? (Voice trembling)
Lizzy trying to gain her composure. Gently shaking her head no.  Her tears pouring from her face.  Her mother trying without success to wipe them away.   Lizzy taking in a deep breath so she can speak. 

Lizzy

I lost my virginity last night Mommy.  I lost it.  
She puts her head in her hands in shame.  She starts sobbing again.  Her mother sits up in shock.  Her face now expression less.  Her mother readjusting herself awkwardly.  She stares at her sobbing daughter and gently forces her head up to look at her.  Lizzy now staring into her mothers face.  Her tear stain cheeks and red swollen eyes search her mothers face. Her mother takes a minute and a few breaths before she speaks.  

Mommy

Lizzy dear I guess we have never discussed anything like this.  I guess this is somewhat my fault.  You are almost thirty years old this is definitely now an awkward time to begin this type of conversation if I can say the least.  When you were a teenager you were so caught up in your writings and really didn't seem to notice boys.  I never felt a right time to begin talking to you.  You went off to college and began writing I read all of your novels.  I assumed you were drawing from some experience.  I knew you had night cloud and a mother notices the change in a girl when she starts.  I noticed it in Night Cloud.  I guess I never noticed it in you.  I didn't know you were a virgin.  I didn't know baby. 
Her mother pauses talking for a minute and pulls Lizzy tight in her arms.  She wipes her daughters tears once more. Pondering over the words to say she breathes deep and thinks a moment.

Mom

Lizzy baby did Treon hurt you. He didn't make you do it.  
Lizzy without words shook her head back and forth no. Her mother seemed to have a since of relief on her face. 

Mother

Lizzy it's ok I know this is hard but talk to me baby.  What's going on inside.  

Lizzy

No mommy he didn't force me.  He was gentle.  He knew I was a virgin.  I just don't know what takes over me when I'm around him. 

Mother

Lizzy baby it's just real life love not a story.  You get all the feelings that the words carry.  You lose some control when you allow yourself to really love.  You are still trying to fit your feelings into a novel.  Baby this is real you have to let it tell you how it will end. 
 

Lizzy

You are right but it's still so scary to me. 

Mother

Change is scary Lizzy.  Change can be awfully scary.

 Lizzy

Thank you mommy really Thank you I better get a shower and change before anyone else sees me. 

Mother

Lizzy I know this will be awkward but I have to ask since you've been a virgin all this time.  Did you protect yourself in anyway? 

Lizzy

No mommy I didn't and I'm not on birth control.  It's my first time mommy. 

Mother

You can get pregnant the first time baby.  You have to protect yourself baby.  I know this won't be the last time but you have to protect yourself baby always.  

Lizzy kind of embarrassed my the tone of the conversation turned away from her mother.  Her mother watching Lizzys awkwardness reached in for one last hug.  She motioned Lizzy to head up stairs.  Lizzy jumped at the opportunity and headed through the front door straight to her bedroom.  Once in her room Lizzy tossed her cell on her bed and headed straight for her shower.  She started running the water and then stood in front of the mirror.  She looked at herself up and down.  She was a mess.  Her hair was a mess.  Her eyes were still blood shot and swollen.  Her clothes were wrinkle and crooked.  She looked like she had gotten in a little scuffle and lost.  She pulled the ponytail holder out of her hair and let her curls fall around her shoulders.  She slowly removed her dress.  She stood in the mirror in just her white silk panties.  Thinking about how she had stood the same way in front of Treon only hours before.  She pulled her hair back exposing her breast.  She stared for a moment longer deep in thought.  Then she pulled off her panties and then jumped in the shower.  The water drinched her curls until the almost disappeared.  She slowly washed every inch of her body flashing back to Treon bathing her hours before.  Her body trembling slightly as she remembered Treon's touch.  She finished and stepped out the shower wrapped a towel around her and stood in the mirror again.  She dropped the towel to the floor and stared at her naked body her curls dangling down her back her body exposed.  She heard a knock at her bedroom door quickly grabbed her towel to cover herself and rushed to the door.  The knock was insistent. She cracked the door open it was Night cloud.  She pushed through the door with a smile on her face.  Lizzy closed the door behind her.  Night cloud jumped on Lizzy's bed and made herself comfortable.

 Night Cloud

Lizzy Ann where were you all night ma'am 

Lizzy

I was with Treon if you must know.

Night Cloud

Yes I must know especially when everyone is frantically searching for you at one o'clock in the afternoon ma’am. So 
Night cloud stares at LIZZY for a moment.  Her eyes open wide she covers her mouth. She springs from the bed. She stand in front of LIZZY.  LIZZY still wrapped in a towel with a confused look on her face stares back. Night Cloud shakes her head back and forth and then stares atLizzy again. Lizzy takes a step back from Night Cloud confused by her actions.  Lizzy then shakes her head and goes to her closet to put on clothes leaving Night Cloud Speechless where she stood. Lizzy grabs pajamas and quickly slips into them.
 
Night Cloud
Lizzy did you did you Lizzy 
Lizzy 
What 
Night Cloud sits back on the bed a smiles creeps across her face. 
Night Cloud 
you know what LIZZY you absolutely know what ( pause and a scream) you did.  LIZZY you lost your virginity last night didn’t you. 
Lizzy 
Night Cloud you are so loud ugh does everyone on the island have to know.
Night Cloud 
How LIZZY how did you go from I don’t know when I don’t know how whining and scared  to last night that was fast. 
Lizzy
I know I know it just happened 
Night Cloud looks LIZZY over once more with a curious grin on her face.
Night Cloud
How does losing your virginity at almost thirty just happen.  He didn’t just slip and fall into because the floor was wet.
Lizzy 
No but I mean I didn’t plan it I was intending to do it. At least not last night.  Not that soon at least I mean ugh I am rambling. 
Night Cloud sitting on the bed mouth half open focus on Lizzy’s Every word her every motion. She shakes her head again and pauses  a moment to think. 
Night Cloud 
Did he initiate it or you? How did you end up at his house?  Why didn’t you answer your phone till after one? How many times did you do it?  Were you that tired that you couldn’t call?  Lizzy LIZZY I got to know something. 
Lizzy 
Night Cloud you just asked me a billion questions in like two seconds.  I don’t even know where to begin answering you. 
Lizzy crosses the room and laid down beside Night Cloud in her bed.  Her mood to the experience was changing a smile was on her face.  She looked at night cloud took a breath.
Lizzy I
I guess it started at the fair really. We danced he said it was getting late.  I told him I wanted to stay the night by him.  I followed him to his place. He got me a shirt so I can shower.  He turned on the water I took off my dress. When he turned around I was just in my panties. He bathed me motioned me and then he took my virginity. Then he bathed me again and carried me to bed.  
Night Cloud 
that is some movie type stuff. I hate you like that was like straight from one of your novels. Nothing my clumsy first time. Wow LIZZY Wow.  So did he have protection. 
Lizzy 
No I know I know I already heard it from my mother. I’m pretty definite I’ll be ok. And I won’t do it again 
Night Cloud put her hands over her mouth again and couldn’t contain her laugh. She fell back on the bed laughing hysterically. 
Night Cloud 
You told your mom you told her what did she say wow you told your mom. Girl I wish I was there 
LIZZY 
Night Cloud it didn’t go like that I was embarrassed and devastated. Then I had to listen to her lecture me on safe sex.  I wanted to melt into the swing. 
They both began to laugh hysterically at the thought. Night Cloud turn over and stared at LIZZY with devilish grin. 
Night Cloud 
What if you got pregnant your first time around what then.
Lizzy
I think I’m fine and I don’t think I’ll be taking anymore risk like that again. 
night Cloud
im just saying LIZZY what if it’s too late what if your already pregnant that would be crazy.  Do you think your baby would look even more like the two of you than Little Lizzy what would you name it Little TREON.
Lizzy
funny really funny If I am I’m packing it up and shipping it to Maryland with you since you want it so bad. 
Night Cloud 
I will take little TREON 
Lizzy 
Your so silly I’m not pregnant 
They both began to laugh at the idea.  
Night Cloud 
Well enough of this I better go get my little bug ready for bed. Everyone has had an early dinner. I will attempt to get her to bed early so your brother and I can play like we are TREON and LIZZY and stay up all hours of the night making Hazel a brother. Maybe we will name him Trevor but everyone will know we meant TREON. 
Lizzy 
Thats gross that’s still my brother.  Ugh I never got your fascination with him ever since we were in Highschool. 
Night Cloud
He is sexy 
LIZZY 
still my brother still gross get out I’ll see you tomorrow.
Night Cloud 
Good night I love I am truly happy for you I really am 
Lizzy
Thanks night Cloud thank you for always being there. 
Night Cloud leaves out the room and leaves LIZZY alone in her bedroom once more. Soon after the door shuts her phone lights up. She stares at it a moment and then slides it open to read the messages. 
Treon:  Hey LIZZY I wasn’t sure how we are.  You kind of had to rush off this afternoon.  I wanted to be able to talk more but I know you had to go. I wanted to make sure you were ok with everything. I don’t want to pressure you it was a big step for you well for us last  night.  I guess I’m rambling I just wanted to know if you are ok if we are ok.  I love you take your time responding.  I get it if it’s too much to process right now.
Lizzy sits the phone down smiles at the thoughtful jesture and goes over to her desk and tries to write. She sits for a moment at her laptop and the words begin to slowly flow to her. She is usually a passionate writer with too much to say and not enough time to write it all.  She slowly types away it’s not like it was but it’s coming back. She closes her laptop at her slow progress and stretches and  stares off awhile before she heads to bed.  
Lizzy hears her phone ringing.  It is ringing non stop she sluggishly grabs it and answers in an exhausted voice. 
Lizzy: 
Hello 
Treon
Lizzy Little Lizzy something is wrong we are at the hospital. 
Lizzy
I am on my way I am on my way now
Lizzy springs from the bed races to her closet.  Lizzy throws on some jeans a shirt and quickly grabs a pair of shoes.  Lizzy darts out her bedroom for the front door. She glances at her mother in the the parlor seated alone.  
Lizzy
Mother Little Lizzy is in the hospital I’ll call you if I know something 
Mother 
ok Lizzy be safe 
Lizzy rushes out the front door and darts to her jeeps and speeds off to the hospital.  When she arrives Treon’s family is in the lobby. Everyone visibly shaken by the incident.  They point her towards Lizzy’s Room.  She approaches the room and a nurse stops her.
Nurse
Are you the mother?  She looks just like you.
Lizzy shakes her head no and moves pass the nurse and enters the room and wraps her arms around TREON as he stares down at his sleeping daughter.  He hugs her back tears running down his face.  
Treon
She is doing better she had multiple febrile  seizures.  They are trying to control her temperature.  I was so scared Lizzy I was so scared. 
Lizzy
I know TREON I know I am here 
Treon 
 I have to tell you something Lizzy I want to be the one to tell you and no one else.  Lizzy’s Mother is not dead.  She did not die in childbirth.  It is was my family felt was the right thing to tell everyone to tell Little Lizzy.  She did name her Lizzy but then she walked out the hospice and said she would never be back.  We were happy Lizzy.  We came back home to the island.  Something happened and she changed Lizzy.  She changed so much.  She left us Lizzy.  I don’t know why I don’t know what happened.   J came back to find out what drove her away and then I saw you in the park.
Lizzy
You lied to me Treon why did you Lie to me Treon I could of understood 
Treon 
I am telling you now Lizzy.  I don’t want to ever lie to you again.  I don’t want you to not trust me. 
Lizzy 
So she hasn’t seen her mother since she was born 
TREON 
No she named her and walked out of the hospital and disappeared.  She wanted to make sure she was named Lizzy before she left. 
Lizzy 
Why I don’t understand 

Treon 

I don’t know Lizzy I don’t really understand she did know about my love for you but after our trip home she insisted we name her after you.  She almost seemed possessed with the idea.  She began reading all your novels and then she told me she was leaving me after she was born well both of us.  She said it was all too much. And she could never truly explain.  

Lizzy 

wow 

TREON and LIZZY sat quiet for a moment staring at Little Lizzy.  The nurse stepped in and started charting on Little Lizzy.  She took vitals and charted some more.  She stepped out the room as quietly as she entered.  They never moved from their spot staring down at Little Lizzy.  The hours ticked on and LIZZY and TREON sat on the sofa in Little Lizzy’s room. Lizzy fell asleep laying on Treon’s shoulder.  Treon stayed up all night staring at his daughter.  

The doctor entered the room in the early morning hours to examine Little Lizzy.  As the doctor entered Treon gently woke Lizzy so he could stand up and talk to the doctor. Lizzy stood up with Treon and stood by his side.  The doctor looked up at them.  

Doctor 

Good morning 

Treon 

Good morning doctor how does she look.

Doctor 

a lot better a whole lot better she will be just fine you must be the mother she looks just like you.  

Lizzy 

no I’m not her mother but everyone seems to think we resemble 

Doctor 

Wow she really does look like you.

Treon 

Ive told her she doesn’t see it 

 The doctor looks Lizzy over once more and looks back down at Little Lizzy.  He examines her a little more and then shakes head.  He stares at Lizzy a little longer. 

 Doctor 

Where is her mother? 

Treon 

She passed away 

Doctor 

Oh I’m sorry for your lost are you her sister 

Lizzy 

No I only have a brother 

Doctor looks down again at Little Lizzy again and scratches his head.  

Doctor 

She will be just fine I want to keep her one more day for observation.  It was such a sudden onset. I have to say it is amazing you two are not related she has so many features similar to you that aren’t common around here.  

Lizzy 

Well we aren’t she is beautiful though 

The doctor steps out the room and leaves them alone again.  They make their way back to the sofa and sit down.  Lizzy looks up at Treon.  

Lizzy

Treon what does Lizzy’s mom look like.  I bet she was beautiful. It’s ok you can tell me I wouldn’t get jealous.

Treon

Lizzy I told you I wanted to be honest with you.  I didn’t want to keep secrets from you. 

Lizzy

Ok Treon just tell me.

Treon

Her mom looked just like you.  I mean she looked like your twin.  It is weird I know but I told you I loved you since I first knew you.  I saw her in Maryland I was in a store.  I just knew it was you. But It wasn’t I wonder if that is why she left if she thought I really in my heart married you. 

LIZZY 

Just like me or similar 

Treon 

 almost identical except she wore her hair straight and shorter but I can’t believe you two aren’t twins. 

Lizzy

That is so odd
Trevor starts to dig in his pocket and pulls out his phone.  He scrolls through pictures till he finds the one he wants.  He turns the phone towards Lizzy and she stares for a moment.  She shakes her head back and forth in disbelief.  She looks again she grabs the phone scrolls through more of the pictures.  She drops it on the sofa and turns away.  

Lizzy 

How do we look that much a like.?  Who is she? what is her name? Where is she from? 

Treon 

Her name is Anna.  She is from Maryland. I have no idea.  I’ve always heard everyone has a twin.  I guess she is yours but it definitely is crazy how much a twin she is.

 

LIZZY picked up the phone stared at the pictures puzzled by what she was seeing.  This woman absolutely looked identical to her.  She shook her head and handed him back his phone.  He took the phone and placed it back in his pocket.  Lizzy  pulls her feet up and moves closer to Treon and rest on his shoulder again.  They both drift off to sleep this time.  

They are awaken by the nurse entering the room again.  She is doing her rounds and  examining Little Lizzy.  Little Lizzy is starting to wake up now.  The nurse disconnects her from everything and picks her up from the bed.  She carries her to Treon and Lizzy and places her in Lizzy’s arms.  Treon wraps his arms around both of his Lizzys.  Lizzy still lethargic from medication and her flu falls back asleep in her arms.  Treon reaches down and pulls a blanket over the two of them.  

 The night goes on their family has brought them clothes and food.  They change and eat and stay by Little Lizzy’s side all night.  The next morning comes quickly and the doctor has arrived to evaluate Little Lizzy so she can go home.  

Doctor

Everything looks good.  I’m going to let her go home now.  Just keep an eye on her.  Make sure your checking her temperature.  I wrote a few scripts for her make sure your givingher medication as prescribed.  

Treon

Yes doctor thank you so much.

Doctor

I thought about the two of you last night.  I just run into it often but it happens.  A child who resembles a step mother quite as much as you to.  I just thought maybe you and her mother are related some way very distant cousins perhaps.  It would interesting to do a DNA test to see how close the two of you are related.  

Treon

How would we go about that.  

Doctor

I can do one now and just have the results in a follow up appointment.  

Lizzy

I would like that maybe clear up some questions why her mother and I look identical.

DoctoR

Identical you mean very similar 

Lizzy

No I mean we look like identical twins.  Like you couldn’t tell us apart if we were in the same room. 
TReon is now digging in his pocket for his phone.  He pulls up a picture with her hair pulled back.  Lizzy pulls her hair back from her face.  Treon hands the Doctor the phone.  He stares down at the phone and stares at Lizzy.  He hands Treon the phone back.  He scratches his head a moment. 
Doctor
That’s quite unusual.  I have heard of it.  I’ve never seen such a striking resemblance but it does happen.  Let me just get a swab from the both of you and let’s run these test.  I am curious to see the results.  

Lizzy

Me too I’m so confused 

Doctor

Don’t be too worried.  Like I said genetics is a funny thing.  It is amazing that you all crossed each other’s path in this way. 
The doctor goes in a nearby drawer and pulls out some equipment and swabs both of them.  He seals everything and shakes his head.  Everyone stood for a second puzzled. 

Doctor

I’ll get this taken care of right away.  I’ll just let you know at Little Lizzy’s next check up.  You’ll have a great day

Treon

Thank you again for everything. Have a great day as well.
 The doctor walked out the room.  They gathered all their things and headed out as well.  Everyone had gone home.  Lizzy looked at Treon. 

Lizzy

Do you need help with Little Lizzy at home.

Treon

No I don’t but I would love for you to come over a couple of days and use that as an excuse to stay over a while.

Lizzy

Sounds like a plan
They  headed to their vehicles and headed to Treon’s house.  They unpacked the car and got settled in.  Treon had a small bedroom downstairs for Little Lizzy that looked like it had never been used.  It decked out in a soft pink and brown and full of teddy bears.  Little Lizzy sat down on a rug in front of the sofa with her toys.  They sat behind her own the sofa Treon exhausted passed out within minutes.  Lizzy moved down to the floor and began to play with Little Lizzy while he slept.
The doorbell rang and she picked up Lizzy and went to open it.  Her mother was there with a large bag.  Her mother smiled and Lizzy stepped to the side so she could enter.

Mother

Good morning Lizzy I stopped by the hospital and they said you all had went home.  I called Treon’s mother and got the address.  I knew you might need a few more things while you were away from home.  

Lizzy

Thank you mommy I did  I really did.  Guess what mom Little Lizzy and I did a DNA test at the hospital. 

Mother 

Why is that Lizzy

Lizzy 

I  look like her mother I mean identical like we could be twin sisters.  Is that creepy and crazy. 
Her mother’s face changed.  She seemed shocked but something els.  

Mother 

That is crazy Lizzy.  Where is she from Lizzy. Where was she born. 

Lizzy

Maryland 

Mother 

Oh  ok she is from the States

Lizzy

Yep from the states it’s crazy you’ll never meet and she passed in such a tragic way.

Lizzy

uh. Yeah that’s sad any. The doctor is doing a DNA test to find out why we are like twins

 Treon stirred around on the couch.  He seemed to become a bit restless.

Mother

I better go so I do t disturb him.  It’s good to see you Lizzy we miss you at the house.  

Lizzy

I’ll be home soon mother it won’t be long.  I love you I will see you soon. 

Mother

I love you too Lizzy 
Her mother hurried out the door she had just moments before entered.  Lizzy with Little Lizzy in her arms closed the door behind her. Lizzy went to the kitchen to give her medication.  She placed her in her highchair and gave her medication and a snack.  Little Lizzy played with her food a bit and then began to eat.  Lizzy stared over at Treon lost in thought.  Treon woke from his sleep and got up and crossed the room to the kitchen.  He smiled at Little Lizzy and gave Lizzy a kiss on her forehead.  

Treon

Thank you baby I was so tired.  Thank you for watching her so I could get some rest.

Lizzy

Of course Treon  
THe day sped on. The three of them hung out in the living room most of the day. Night time came and Lizzy ran a bath for the baby. She dressed her in her night clothes and put her too bed.  Exhausted from the day she fell asleep quickly. Lizzy steeped out the room and headed upstairs to shower.  The shower was running when she reached the top.  She went inside the bathroom and got undressed.  Treon was already in the shower.  She paused a minute to watch.  She watched the soap and water touch every inch of his body.  He turned around and signaled for her to join him.  She obeyed quickly and joined him in the shower.  She let the water run through her hair all over her body.  She tilted her head back and closed her eyes. They showered together excitement building with every drop of water.  Treon reached around her and turned off the water.  Lizzy opened her eyes gazing into the passion in his.  He kissed her not like he had before. This time he kissed her so passionately that her legs gave out. He swooped her up in his arms. Her legs wrapped around his waist.  She felt him throbbing from desire.  She took him all of him with no resistance this time.  This time her body moved in sync with him begging him not to finish.  Then a wave came over her and she screamed out and I the same moment she felt him fill her with his release.  He placed her back on the shower floor panting. They showered together a moment longer and then he carried her off to bed.  They both laid their for a moment their damp bodies together.  Treon turned Lizzy to look at him. 

Treon

You will get pregnant if we don’t stop doing this.  

Lizzy

I know we have to use protection. 

Treon 

I will get some.  I love being with you Lizzy.  

 Lizzy

I love being with you Treon.  I don’t know how easy it will be to be without you.  I must go home in a couple days.  We will have to get back to life as usual.  I am not sure how I’ll do it. 

Treon

And now with all that we’ve done it will make it that much harder.  
Lizzy wraps her arm around Treon and lays on his chest.  They fall asleep two days go by and  three never leave the house.  They get in a routine they get up take care of he baby and spend time together.  At night they make love and fall asleep in each other’s arms.  The morning co es for Lizzy to return home.  They wake up put on clothes as usual and grab Little Lizzy out of her crib.  They are all at he breakfast table when Treon’s phone rings. Treon answers it and speaks for a moment in a very low tone he hangs up and has a confused look on his face. 

Lizzy

What is wrong Treon 

Treon

That was the doctor he wants me to bring yo two in to rod the test.  He wants to be sure he didn’t make a mistake something is wrong he says. 

Lizzy

What did he say was wrong? What could be wrong with a DNA test.?

Treon 

The test says your her mother.  The DNA test says that you are Little Lizzy’s mother.  That just can’t be so we have to take it again. 

Lizzy

Im her mother well we know he must of made a mistake or they did.

They got up from the table and dressed for the day.  The three of them heade off for the doctor’s office.  They go in and the doctor a tad bit anxious sees them right away.  They are ushered in to a small room in the back of the clinic. Everyone takes a seat.  The doctor is looking puzzled at a computer screen.  He looks up at them and smiles.

Doctor

Hello again I just had to see you when I made this puzzling discovery.  Even if I made a mistake you should not of popped up without a doubt her mother. Nevertheless I would like to take blood samples this time.  This is somewhat a scientific miracle if this is true.  I just explain these results.  This only happens in identical twins because they share the same DNA.  But I’m pretty sure you would have known you had a twin sister.

LIZZY 

Well I am more than willing to do another test to find out why.  This is getting stranger by the day.

They allowed the doctor to take more samples.  They watch him carefully package them and prepare them to get shipped again.  Little Lizzy had tears in her eyes from getting poked.  They all left out the room as puzzled as they entered.  

Treon

This is so crazy Lizzy

Lizzy

I know I’m so confused.  I must head home now and I’ll be back in a few days.  Will you be ok with her.  

Treon 

Yes I’ll be fine Lizzy I’m headed back to my grandparents house my mom has already headed back to Maryland.

Lizzy reaches in and gives them both a hug and a kiss.  They both get in their vehicles and head their separate ways.   Lizzy pulls up home it looks more massive than ever.  She had been away in Treon’s small home for awhile.  Her mother was walking in the yard as she pulled up.  Her mother met her at her car door.  Lizzy got out and the two began to walk together.

Mother

Ive missed you terribly Lizzy and I know you’ll have to return to the states soon.  

Lizzy

I won’t be leaving for a little while I have some things to do here first.  I’ve talked to my agent and we have pushed everything back till the first of the year.

Mother

What must you do here for so long.  I know you will be spending a lot of time with Treon but it will be so nice to have you here on the island longer.

Lizzy 

Wegot the results back and they said I was Lizzy’s mother the doctor can’t figure out why.  He did the test again. 

Mother

Has the doctor ever heard of that before.  You know two people being that close in DNA.

Lizzy

Only in an identical twin and I think we would know if you carried two babies right. 

Her mother got silent and was in deep thought.  She kept shaking her head.  Soon tears ran down her face.  Lizzy now staring at her mother very confused by her reaction. Lizzy grabs her mother in an attempt to consoles her.  Lizzy helps her to a nearby bench in the garden.  Lizzy tilts her face towards her.

Lizzy 

 what’s going on mother tell me please 

Mother 

You were a twin Lizzy but she was still born they said.  They said you were the only one who made it.  I saw her she wasn’t crying.  I saw her she didn’t look alive.  That can’t be her it just can’t. That can’t be my Anna. 

Lizzy stared in her mother’s eyes in shock. She was so shaken by the words her mother spoke she couldn’t speak. They sat there without words for hours.  Thoughts racing through their minds. Her brother walked up and sat with them a looked them both over concerned.  

Roger

what is wrong with the two of you?

 Lizzy 

I don’t really know

Roger

 You have to know something you two have been out here a long time and your eyes are red and swollen.  You have to tell me more than I don’t know.

Lizzy

 I took a DNA test and it says that I am Little Lizzy’s mother 

Roger

well obviously Lizzy something is wrong we all know you didn’t have her why are you being silly.

Lizzy

I know that Roger but I look identical to her mother and if we are identical twins then I would come up as her mother.  

Roger

ok butbeven then Lizzy you aren’t a twin you never were so that theory is impossible.  Something is just wrong.

Mother 

she was a twin.  Anna didn’t make it the doctor said. Ni saw her lifeless body when she came out.  I saw them take her away to try and save her.  Lizzy was fine.  

Roger 

Wait what but if she died at birth this still doesn’t make since.  Didn’t you see her body when they pronounced her dead

Mother

No I didn’t my parents thought it would be too much and I should focus on Lizzy.

Roger

Do you think she could of lived and they lied

Mother

But why would they lie. They were happy about their twin grandchildren.

Lizzy

How could they hide a baby’s birth.  Well I mean what did they do with her how did they keep it a secret.

Mother

Our family has always been the most powerful family on the island and if they were told to keep it hidden. That is very possible no one on this island would dare cross a Latson in any way.  

Roger 

But you don’t believe this do you ?

Lizzy

Roger I don’t know I saw this picture of her mother she looks just like me we share the same DNA possibly what else can it be.  I took the test again a blood test this time I’ll wait for the results.  

Roger 

similar to you 

Lizzy

 No exactly like be with straight hair.  And Treon said he brought her home to the island and after that she changed.  I am wondering if she ran into someone who knows.  Someone who helped cover this all up.  If it is all true our sister is running around the states devastated.  

Roger

This is a lot to take in 

Mother 

I know son I know my Anna might be alive.  My parents might have something to do with all this and they are dead so we can’t get answers. 

Roger

When dad gets home we must tell him.

Mother 

I will tell him it willl be better from me.  

They all sat back and thought for a moment.  They got up together the Sun was setting and walked back to the house.  They entered the house never spoke a word they all went their different ways. Lizzy found herself alone in her bedroom.  She was sad for more than one reason.  She missed her little family and if Rhett was even her family anymore or her long lost twin sister.  Thinking to herself what would she do if they found her would she have to give up Little Lizzy and Treon forever.  Tears rolling down her face she finally found her happiness and it might be stripped away at a moments notice. She fell on her bed and cried herself to sleep.  She stayed in bed a few days.  Her mother and Treon came to check on her regularly bringing her food forcing her to eat.  Her mother came rushing in her room with Treon.

 

Treon 

The results came back the same.  He believes that somehow your twin must of lived.  That it must be Anna

Lizzy sprung from bed sick from the new s and ran to the bathroom and started throwing up.  Treon rushed in behind her and held her hair.  She just kept throwing up.Hewiped her moth and held her when she finished.  He sat with her on the bathroom floor as her mother wiped her head with a cold towel.  

Mother

You don’t look good sweets.  

Treon

Lets get her to a doctor this is obvious to much stress.

 Lizzy shook her head in defiance.  Treon ignored her stood up and swooped her in his arms and carried her out the house.  They arrived at the E.R. And got her a bed.  They ran a few test. A female doctor entered the room after a few hours with a huge grin on her face.  Treon standing by Lizzy’s side.  

Female doctor

Hello Ms Lizzy they told me you’ve been under a lot of stress. 

Lizzy 

Yes Doctor but I told them I’m fine they forced me to come.  I told them nothing was wrong.

female doctor 

Your right Ms Lizzy but you do need to limit your stress in your condition it’s not healthy for you or the baby

Lizzy 

what baby 

Female Doctor  

congrats Lizzy you’re pregnant 

Lizzy

pregnant 

 female doctor 

Yep pregnant and I’ll be by your side through it all I’ll be your Obgyn.  Well I have them schedule you for a follow up and get you some prenatal vitamins.  They should be in to discharge you soon you’re completely fine. 

The doctor left out the room and Treon and Lizzy just stared at each other. Both confused not sure what to feel.  They got Lizzy ready to go and headed to the Lobby where Lizzy’s mother wars waiting impatiently. 

Mother 

Are you ok 

Lizzy 

I’m pregnant 

Mother 

pregnant 

Lizzy 

yes mommy pregnant  

Lizzy’s mother grasped her mouth.  A smile crept on her face.  

Mother 

Lizzy I’m so sorry but I’m so happy I thought my little girl would never have children.  I’m sorry I’m so happy I wanted this for you so bad you are so amazing with your niece.

Lizzy

you mean nieces 

Mother 

Yes and then there is that.

The smile exited her face and she was silent once more.  They all walked out of the hospital.  Treon took Lizzy home with him and her mother went back to their house.

They got in the house alone and both sat on the sofa. TREON pulls her close and kisses her on her forehead.  Tears begin to fall and wipes them way. She lays on his chest exhausted curls her feet onto the sofa.  She falls fast asleep within minutes.  Treon pulls her into his arms and stares at her as she sleeps.  He pulls a blanket over her and sighs.  

The sunrise wakes Lizzy in the morning still in his arms.  She looks up and he is asleep sitting up holding her.  She wiggles out his arms trying not to disturb him.  She heads for the window looking out she rubs her belly.  She is joined by TREON moments later he replaces her hand rubbing her stomach. He leans in and kisses her neck.

Treon:

It will work out Lizzy.  We will find out the truth and we will be ok. 

Lizzy 

But do you still love Anna she is your wife my sister. 

Treon 

No Lizzy I only love you 

Lizzy 

Im scared of all this and now I’m pregnant 

Treon 

Lizzy I know your scared but breathe and relax.  You have to do it for our baby. 

Lizzy smiles as Treon speaks.  She loved the sound of him saying our baby.  He wraps his arms around her as they both stare out. She reaches up and rest her hands on his arms.  

The doorbell sounds repeatedly.  They both head over to answer it. TREON opens the door and almost pushed over by NIGHTCLOUD before he could speak.  Night Cloud barges in the door with a worried expression. She finds LIZZY behind TREON and hugs her tight. Then she backs up and looks at her and then makes a side glance at Treon.

Night Cloud

Lizzy you got your little but pregnant what did we tell you. Roger told me everything are you ok sweetie.  This is so much for someone in your condition.  I know everything is crazy and Mom said you were taking the news hard with everything but be excited new mommy. Treon better take good care of you. And by the way you got your brother wanting yo extend his stay. So when do you plan on coming home?

Lizzy 

One question at a time please.  I know I am a little excited but the circumstances are horrible.  I also wanted more time with just the three of us before adding another child. 

Night Cloud

well we both know when you should of thought of that you know where baby’s come from.

Lizzy

yeah I know you’re silly

Night Cloud 

But for real LIZZY I miss you terribly when will you be home so we can talk especially since I’ll be stuck on this island all winter with this unbelievable Jerry Springer show.  Not that I am really complaining I don’t miss winter in the states.  

Lizzy

Ill be home in a few days if TREON doesn’t get tired of me before then

Night Cloud 

I guess at least I don’t have to worry about him getting you pregnant.

Lizzy 

nope 

Night Cloud  

let me give you a word of advice sis. You can’t get pregnant twice just saying take advantage.

Lizzy 

you are too much I love you 

Night Cloud 

well I just wanted to see you I better let you go.  Hazel has been acting up because your gone.  So if you not coming home soon stop by and see your niece. 

Lizzy

I will I promise Love you the most Night Cloud 

Night Cloud 

you wish LIZZY Ann you wish goodbye 

Night Cloud heads back out the door. They shut it behind her and head upstairs for the night.  They shower  and head off to bed 

 

 

 

 

 


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