Re-creation of Havisham

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Did you ever wonder how Ms Havisham become so bitter? The story of Ms Havisham's romance from the beginning to the tragic end.

Submitted: June 20, 2011

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"Beloved sweet heart bastard" I say to myself, the painful days and lonely nights made me so bitter, feeble and cold. My heart, cold like the silver platter on the side next to my grand cobwebbed bed. The walls become yellow like my wedding dress I have worn for many years. No male body to keep me warm at night, still a virgin at 56, time is still twenty minutes till nine... I adopted a beautifal daughter named Estella, even with her she could never give me a male corpse for a slow painful honey moon.

When Estella was young I told her the story of why I never left my decaying mansion...

When I was just a baby my mother died, I never had a female role model which gave me so much pain when I saw other children with their mothers. My father was a wealthy brewer, he did not know how to fill the space without a mother. So he gave me anything I wanted since he could afford it. As a result to this all the other children were jealous so I did not have many friends. He was a kind, loving, and compashionate father. We both lived in a mansion together, we always played games and my father was like my best friend. At only fourteen my father passed away it was the most tragic event, that's when the depression kicked in. My cousin Matthew Pocket was there through the worst of it, Matthew was always trying to be there for me, but it just wasn't enough...

A few years after my father's death, I slowely was walking around the town since I enjoyed the fresh air and sun. I was only 22, all the men would stare at me, the women would be overly envious of me. That day I wore a blue dress and jewels to prettify myself. At my age I was looking for a well dressed,well spoken kind man.I came across a man named Compeyson, he was absolutely gorgous, he kissed my small soft hand and said "I have never seen such beauty." I giggled to myself and replied "You don't look too bad yourself." I instantly knew he was marrage material. He was very charming, then said "What magnificent jewels you have, but it is not as remarkable as your eyes." For a slight moment he looked at my jewels then straight away he looked into my eyes. Then he asked "You live in that mansion? Correct?" He pointed at my mansion at the edge of the town. I said "Yes, I live there alone." Then under his breath he said "Remarkable..." We both agreed to see eachother again since we got on so well.

The next day he was outside the mansion gates waiting for me. That day we were having a picnik which I kindly paid for, he was not as wealthy as me but he wasn't poor either. When we both sat together on the blanket in my mansion garden, he said "Ever since I first laid my eyes on you, I fell in love."His lips pressed together and so did mine. Our lips got closer and closer very slowely, then he quickly stole a kiss. When our lips separated, I was grinning. Then I asked "So is it official?" Compeyson smiled and replied "Of course it is... I love you Aurelia." I smiled since I was so happy. This was all such a dream come true!

After this we carried on having dates, we had one on a boat, expensive restaurants and expensive days out. On every date I would give him gifts, since I was wealthy I bought everything for him. He seemed very grateful and always swept me off my feet. Only two months after our meetings and dates. I was sent a letter, it was from Compeyson. It said...

Dear Aurelia Havisham,

Please meet me tomorrow at 5pm, at the place where we first met. I need to tell you some fantastic news! I have been looking forward to tell you for a very long time...

With lots of love,

Compeyson.

At the exact time I met him there, but he seemed very depressed. I asked "What's wrong my love?" He sighed and replied "I was just about to ask you to marryme,but I was such a fool! I lost the god damn ring! Please forgive me my love... I guess we just have to wait a little longer." He sighed again... I could see he was upset, so I said "I will buy the ring, because I love you and I want us to be together, forever." He smiled and said "I booked the ceremony for next week be there at the altar at 10am." I repeated under my breath "10am." We both walked into the ring shop and I bought myself and his engagement ring, it was so romantic! Later, at night we both sat under the moonlight in my garden, practising our wedding vows. Compeyson said to me "Aurelia, your beauty is striking. No other woman could make me as happy as you do, you have a winning smile and your personality is as beautiful as your looks. I have no regrets to be marrying you since my love is so strong for you, I promise to god that I will look after you and take care of you for the rest of your life." I cried since those words were so beautiful, he held my hand and dried my tears with his sleeve. Before departing we pashionately kissed outside my gate, then he left. I knew I wasn't going to see him until the engagement party and wedding, I was filled up with so much excitment!

A day before the wedding we had a grand party in the hall in my mansion. Matthew greeted me and Compeyson, but he seemed un-easy. He said to Compeyson "Excuse us."He grabbed my hand and pulled me to the other room, he explained "He doesn't seem right Aurelia, I think he is using you! Can't you see!? He is after your fortune!" I vigorously brushed by matthew and said"No! This can't be! We love eachother... If you don't except our love, leave!" Matthew left instantly and shouted "Don't come crying back to me!" Compeyson held me and comforted me at the time he left. Later my aunties gave us luck for tomorrow and hoped we would both share a happy life.

On the day I woke up at 8am. I sat on my dressing table, while I was getting my hair and make-up done.Thirty minutes has past when they finally finished, my aunties said to me "You look absolutely stunning!" I looked into my mirror, I was very impressed! I hugged my aunties since I was so happy. They left the room and I got changed, I was about to put on my last shoe, until suddenly one of my aunties walked in with a letter. She didn't look happy at all, I asked "What's wrong!?" She passed the letter to me... I checked the time which was twenty minutes till nine, It said...

Dear Miss Havisham,

I'm cancelling our marrage arrangment, since I have now got what I originally wanted. I took half of your fortune, I lied... I never loved you and I never will! Its not my fault that you were stupid enough to fall into my trap. Well at least now you have learnt not to trust every man you meet. Thank you for the fortune, I will be spending it well. I thought it would be better to give you a letter rather than leaving you to wait. Goodbye and good riddance...

From,

Compeyson.

I cried into the letter from my beloved traitor! I said to myself "This can't be, this can't be, this can't be!" I stopped the clocks, I told everyone to leave, shut the curtains and sat alone in silence. The humiliation was un-bairable! I was no longer able to speak, since my emotions would pour out. I stayed in my wedding dress and didn't remove the decorations, the only thing I destroyed was that cursed letter, I ripped it into pieces and stamped on it with only one shoe. The years has past... My dress was yellowing and my attractivness has faded, I stinkterribly! The cake was also decaying like the house, the head of the male piece was left on the table while the rest remained on the cake, maggots infested that disgusting cake. The mansion was never cleaned, this time I didn't have Matthew only my aunties who came once a year like a swarm of flies for my aniversary. Now I'm considered the witch of the mansion. My whole life has gone with the man I love, not only my money.

I told Estella "Remember, Its not only the heart that b-b-breaks..."


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