Love is for eternity

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

Jordon Scott loved his wife, Natasha, more than anything. When she died, he remembers how he met her and how he will say farewell to her. This story should tell readers that death is not the end of us. It should also tell readers to love one another and to forgive those who have done wrong to you.

Jordon looked at the pale face of his wife for the last time. The features on her face seemed flawless. Her hair, brown and slick, her nose so beautiful, and her lips were thin. The casket that held her was a black polished painted coffin.
Natasha meant everything to Jordon. He had found the one person he could be with for ever and all eternity. He remembered how they met at the Central Park. It was raining and Jordon saw a woman who had no umbrella and was sitting on a bench, trying to stay warm. Jordon sat down next to her with his coat over their heads. She thanked him for the goodness he had done for her and introduced herself that she was Natasha.
“So, why are you sitting out here in the rain?”
Natasha shook her head, “I lost my house in a fire and can’t afford to pay for my house insurance.”
“That doesn’t mean you have to be out here all by yourself. Don’t you have any friends?”
She shook her head.
It pitied Jordon that he had to see this woman out in the cold and wet day without anything. He wanted to invite her to his house, but was afraid of what she might think. He decided it might be for the best, “Do you want to come over to my place? At least until you can get an apartment for your own.”
She was silent. “I guess I didn’t introduce myself.” Jordon said, “I’m Jordon Scott.”
Her green eyes met with his. “Yes, I’ll come with you.”
For the rest of the time, Natasha stayed at Jordon’s home finding a job, but more importantly, knowing Jordon better. They both grew to love each other, and Natasha learned more about the Mormon Church.
They married two years later in the temple and had their first baby boy five months later. They named the boy Keith and raised him as a happy family.
But seven years later, Jordon came home from work and found that Natasha was not in the house. He tried calling her cell phone but she didn’t answer her phone. He called her work number, but the secretary said that she left an hour ago. Jordon became worried and called the police. They questioned him and he answered all of them honestly.
“Where did Natasha work?” the detective asked.
“The huntsman hospital. She works in the early morning.” Jordon answered.
“Did she have any enemies?”
“No, we never make enemies with anyone.”
“When was she supposed to come home?”
“About three hours ago.”
The detective nodded, “We’ll be sure to make posters of her disappearance. If we get something, we’ll contact you.”
“Thank you detective.”
Two weeks passed and Jordon got a call from the police, “Mr. Scott, we found your wife, Natasha.” The policeman paused, “Unfortunately, she is dead.”
Jordon swallowed, “Where did you find her?”
“She was found by some forest rangers in the mountains to the east. She was naked, and we assume that she was rapped and murdered.”
Jordon tried to hold back his tears, “We have also found the murderer. Some of the campers reported seeing a man carrying something in a tarp and was quickly caught. I know I shouldn’t be asking this at this time, but would you like to talk to the murderer?”
Jordon felt a lump in his throat, “Yes…I’ll be down there shortly.”
He hung up the phone. He leaned against the wall feeling tears run down his cheek.
“Dad?” Keith said, “Is mom going to be alright?”
Jordon turned to his seven year old son. He kneeled down in front of him, putting his hands on his small shoulders, “She is now.”
The detective lead Jordon to the cell where Natasha’s murderer was being held. The man turned to Jordon and then away from him. He was young man with brown curly hair and a muscular structure. His deep blue eyes welled up with fear as Jordon saw.
Jordon grabbed the bar as tight as he can and said, “I am sorry that you have done this.”
The man looked at Jordon, “I am sorry that temptation overtook you to the point of doing such a crime.”
Jordon let go of the bar, “But I forgive you. I forgive you of your crime.”
The man’s eyes welled up in tears and turned away from Jordon.
Jordon turned and left the cell room, hearing the man sobbing.
Jordon was neither angry, nor sad. He was only heartbroken that his love was gone. As they lowered the casket, Jordon knew that this was not the end. He will see her again and he knows that she will be resurrected.
Keith, who was standing next to Jordon, was not crying, asked his father, “Will we ever see her again, Dad?”
Jordon put a hand on his head, “Yes Keith. We will see her again.”
Before leaving the grave, Jordon silently said, “I always will love you.”

Submitted: December 09, 2008

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