You Are Always In My Heart

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic


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It was the 1920’s. We were standing in Grand Central Station. He was saying goodbye. I didn’t want him to leave. Tears started rolling down my face.  Then he gave me an envelope. I held it close to my chest and said “Charles, I love you!” Charles nodded and said “I know.”

Then he left. 

 

I looked down at the envelope Charles gave me the next day and started to cry. It said

 

To: Eliza

From: Charles

 

Open this letter on December 19, 1921

 

I wondered why I couldn’t open the envelope  today. When my tears stopped falling down my beat red face, I shook my head and got up out of bed. I decided to get to my daily house chores. I went and got the broom to sweep the floor. As I was finishing sweeping the attic, I discovered a box. I opened it and I saw photographs of Charles and me. Tears started to fill my eyes. I saw one of the photographs. Charles was wearing a suite, with a hat on. He was holding a suitcase. I was wearing a dress with a long coat and a hat on my head. He was giving me our train tickets to hold because we were about to board a train at Grand Central Station. That’s when I saw it. I saw a ring on top of the train tickets. He was proposing.


 

As I looked at the photograph, I remembered a couple hours later after I said yes to his proposal he told me that he got drafted in the army. Tears started shooting down my face. I continued to dust. When I finished dusting I went to my room. I laid on my bed and started to think. I saw the letter that Charles gave me. I took the letter into my hands. My hands were shaky. I started peeling at the wax stamp. Slowly, the stamp came off. I reached my shaky hand inside the envelope and pulled out a letter. I started to read it.


 

Dear Eliza,

 

Eliza, I know you probably opened this letter earlier than December 19, 1921. That is ok. I wanted to let you know that I will be ok. Depending on when you open this letter, I will probably be on the train to the army base. I know you are worried. I am worried too. No matter what happens, I will always be in your heart. 




 

Love Charles



 

I reached deeper in the envelope and found a little heart charm. The heart had my name on it. Eliza. I started to get teary eyed. I started rubbing the heart, feeling the smoothness against my skin. I started to think. A gut wrenching feeling took over me when I thought about Charles. Then I rubbed the charm remembering Charles will always be in my heart. That is when I knew he would come home. It was December 18, 1921.  I was in Grand Central Station waiting for Charles to arrive.

 


Submitted: May 05, 2020

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