All Good Things Must Come to an End

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
This story is about relationships. It is about the things people go through in different relationships. Sometimes they just don't work out for some people.

Submitted: August 28, 2012

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Submitted: August 28, 2012



It was a beautiful day for the wedding of Ana Thompson and Tony Benson.The cathedral in New York was elegant, covered in beautiful roses, white and red.  The pianist was playing Pachelbel’s Canon; everybody sat waiting, some patient and some impatient. 

“Ana are you ready, everybody is waiting,” her father asked outside the door to her private room.  She was just making sure she looked perfect.

“Always, I have waited for this day for the longest time,” she said stepping out.

She was wearing the most extravagant white wedding dress with a beautiful flowery pattern on it that came down to her ankles.Her hair was half in a braid the other half was down and a little curly.

“You look stunning honey.”

“Shall we?”

She took her dad’s arm and walked down the aisle as everybody stood up and the wedding song came on from the piano.  She walked down smiling.  Her dad was trying desperately to hold back tears.  They finally got to the altar and it took her dad a minute to let go. 

“You look very beautiful,” Tony said taking her hand.

“And you look very handsome,” Ana said to him.

She handed her flowers to her best friend, who stood next to her, blowing her nose.

When they finally got to the “I do's” you could see the excitement in both of their eyes.They sprinted down the aisle and when they were about to get into their limo, a bunch of high school seniors who her dad had taught in 5th grade years ago congratulated them.

“Thank you very much,” Ana said to them.

At the reception she finally met her mother’s boss, the director.  She had never met him before.  It was a perfect night.


Tony frequently went to the United Kingdom to visit his stepfather who worked for auto racing and is a racer himself.  Ten years passed with no babies, and you could hear Ana crying every night.  Finally, she gave him the ultimatum, “It’s either your stepfather or me.”  He gave Tony an amazing opportunity to race and Tony took it in an instant. Unfortunately he chose racing over Ana.  She was a mess after the divorce.

“Mom, why do bad things happen to good people,” she said over the phone one night.

“Its life honey, unfortunately some people can be cruel.”

“I guess happy endings don’t happen.”

“Wait, it could eventually.”

“I hope so, but sometimes all good things must come to an end.”

“Well with every ending comes a new beginning.”

“You think I will find someone new?”

“Give it time, you will.”

“I hope so, but for now I can’t stop crying.”

“Will you be okay?”

“Yeah, I think so.”

“Goodbye mom.”

“Goodbye honey.”

She hung up the phone.  She went to bed that night thinking about her marriage, but telling herself she would move on.

I will be okay, she thought.

© Copyright 2020 Deirdre Hohn. All rights reserved.

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