If Only Us...

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This is a story of very young lovers who refused to give up. It didn't happen this way, but 'if only'...

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If Only Us... Chapter1

Submitted: April 09, 2013

This is a story of very young lovers who refused to give up. It didn't happen this way, but 'if only'... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 2

Submitted: April 12, 2013

When we went back into the common room, we found that two American couples had arrived. I bent over to whisper into Virginia's ear. "Let'... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 3

Submitted: April 12, 2013

On one beautiful autumn evening, three weeks later, as we lay in our bed at the Inn, she posed a question to me that gave me a lot to thi... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 4

Submitted: April 14, 2013

The next day, Saturday, I invited Virginia over for lunch.  My parents were home for the day and, as we chatted during lunch, my mom... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 5

Submitted: April 16, 2013

We were caught up in the social whirlwind of planning, measuring, fitting, remeasuring, and all that went with preparation for a wedding.... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 6

Submitted: April 21, 2013

Virginia and I continued to slip away whenever we could find the time just to be alone and outside the maelstrom of activity surrounding ... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 7

Submitted: April 26, 2013

When we got home, both sets of parents were at my house.  Virginia’s parents took charge and spirited her away from me.  My p... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 8

Submitted: April 29, 2013

Dawn of ‘The Big Day’ broke bright and cheerful.  A few clouds, a light breeze, and plenty of butterflies – in my stomach.&nbs... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 9

Submitted: May 03, 2013

We left his office, turned to walk down the aisle, and went arm in arm through the front door.  We stopped on the porch and then wen... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 10

Submitted: May 06, 2013

At the threshold to the room I stopped and kissed the nape of her neck and then I unlocked the door and stepped back so I could bend to l... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 11

Submitted: May 10, 2013

This time, seven minutes before the alarm went off, I cracked an eye open.  The alarm would go off soon so I clicked it off.  I... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 12

Submitted: May 15, 2013

We were sitting on the compartment’s day seat with Virginia lying back against my chest when the conductor knocked and announced himsel... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 13

Submitted: May 18, 2013

Virginia and I were ushered into a dining room with a table set for eight.  Waiters bustled around placing napkins in our laps and f... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 14

Submitted: May 23, 2013

When I woke, I really wasn’t sure how long I’d been asleep or if I even was really asleep.  It must have been the clack of the W... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 15

Submitted: May 27, 2013

At some point we noisily banged our way through Düsseldorf, paused for a bit, and then went upon our way to Arnhem.  We were held u... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 16

Submitted: June 02, 2013

We pulled into the main station at Utrecht only twenty minutes behind our scheduled arrival.  Apparently, we’d made up some time.&... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 17

Submitted: June 07, 2013

We went to dinner that evening down in the hotel dining room.  The service was decent, but nothing to get excited about.  We we... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 18

Submitted: June 15, 2013

We spent the whole time next day wandering around central Amsterdam.  I took scores of pictures of anything and everything.  Th... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 19

Submitted: June 18, 2013

We awoke to the muted sounds of traffic filtering through the curtains.  It was eight in the morning of a beautiful blue day outside... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 20

Submitted: June 21, 2013

The trip was uneventful except for a fine dinner in the dining car.  The Maitre’d sat us at a table for four and as we were orderi... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 21

Submitted: June 24, 2013

Our first evening back at ‘our’ house was pretty chaotic.  We came home from the Teen Club around seven and collapsed into easy ... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 22

Submitted: June 28, 2013

Life continued for Virginia and me.  We attended dinners at our parent’s and friend’s houses, went shopping downtown, and contin... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 23

Submitted: July 01, 2013

Virginia opened her eyes, saw me standing there, and lifted her free arm towards me.  I rushed over and kissed her on the forehead, ... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 24

Submitted: July 07, 2013

Virginia was discharged from the hospital three days later.  We carefully swaddled Marie into her blankets and tucked her into her c... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 25

Submitted: July 11, 2013

Seven weeks later, neither Virginia nor I could stand it any longer.  It seemed as if every night and every morning I would wake up ... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 26

Submitted: July 14, 2013

Ten days later, after Virginia had seen her Gynecologist again, she came home that afternoon all smiles.  I had just arrived from wo... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 27

Submitted: July 17, 2013

Life moved on.  The three of us settled down into a routine where alternate mornings either Virginia or I would get up and see to Ma... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 28

Submitted: July 23, 2013

There was one very humorous event which occurred that involved Virginia and a new guy in school.  He had arrived in mid-term from th... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 29

Submitted: July 25, 2013

As June approached everyone got ready for final exams and graduation.  We had survived high school!  Three couples, one of whic... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 30

Submitted: July 27, 2013

Three weeks to the day Claus called me and said the apartment was ready for us.  I thanked him and turned to Virginia. “We hav... Read Chapter

If Only Us... Chapter 31

Submitted: July 31, 2013

Soon, too soon, it came time for my family to leave also.  Virginia and I helped pack their household goods too.  We ended up w... Read Chapter