Their eyes met each other amidst the commotion and pitter-patter of the rain. In that instant, she found her safe haven. She lowered her rifle and moved towards him. He was astounded by her rugged beauty. Without a hesitation, “ do you promise to always love me?” Asked Tracey. As his heart skipped a beat, “with all my heart” replied Ted. Within an instance, they dropped their weapons and ran to safety, hand in hand.
By the time they realized what had happened, it was too late to turn back.
Their love was pure and knew no bounds, but to others, they were branded as traitors and spies. With a bounty on their heads, they were always on the run. Hiding under various aliases, nevertheless, they found solace in each other. Life went on well, they had a small family, forgetting the ghosts of their past.
Five years later, those very ghosts they feared caught up with Tracey, she was encountered. With a heavy heart, he recalled the day she asked: “ do you promise to always love me?” As he put flowers on her fresh grave “always”, he said, whisking their daughter away to safety. She was his responsibility now.