Hey, first of all thanks for reading my story. It may suck at 1st but I'm just starting out, so I hope you like it.
DISCLAMIER: All reference to Titanic (1997)/it's characters is copyright James Cameron and others, this story isn't for profit.
TAGLINE: What do you do if you are torn between the man you love and your soul mate?
PLOT INFO: Abigail Crewson has just married Caledon Hockley and turns out to be the opposite of the man she thought him to be, but she can't stop loving him. When she meets Cal's best friend, Nate, she is torn between the man she loves and her soul mate.
Now on to the story….
Chapter One: Bad Beginnings
"I now pronounce you man and wife," said the minister as he closed his Bible "You may kiss the bride."
Abigail Crewson smiled as Caledon Hockley gently took her face in his hands and gave her a small, gentle kiss.
"I love you," she whispered to Cal as they walked hand and hand down the aisle. Cal smiled back giving her the feeling that she was the luckiest girl in the world. As they passed a mirror when they headed outside Abigail caught a glimpse of her reflection.
Abigail, or Abby as she liked to be called, was twenty-one years old with long brown hair, with a hint of curl and sparkling green eyes. She had only interested a few suitors, but her parents didn't see them fit so, they were never mentioned of after the first meeting. It surprised her and her parents when one November 10th Caledon Hockley showed up at her door, requesting to have tea with her parents and they accepted graciously. Abby knew his reputation as an admirable choice for a husband and his family was very well off. The courtship was quick, but delightful and after only one month Cal asked Abby to marry him. Abby had been pleasantly surprised and flattered, knowing the fact he had just lost his fiancée in the Titanic disaster and she was sure that he would choose someone other than her to marry.
Abby had always been self-conscious of her looks; even though many had said she was very pretty, she just didn't feel as if she measured up well to the other girls, especially Cal's dead fiancée Rose. Rose had always been the centre of attention at every party and social gathering leaving Abby to sit in the corner of a room unnoticed. But, she didn't think of that now, SHE had married Cal Hockley, and was Mrs. Abigail Hockley. She smiled at the thought of that and wasn't paying attention when Cal addressed her in the car.
"Sweetheart…." said Cal in a suave tone." Abigail…. ABIGAIL?"
The last word made Abigail jump. "Oh, I'm sorry." She said "I was just thinking…. what is it Cal?"
"I was saying how I think it would be delightful if we stayed an extra week or two in London, I was looking forward to our alone time." He smiled devilishly.
Abby smiled back, although rather uncomfortably. "I don't know Cal, I mean it is June, I would love to get back and see my parents before they go on their annual trip to France."
Abigail didn't even have chance to react when Cal grabbed her arms roughly turning her to face him. His eyes shining with anger and jealously "Don't you want to spend time with me Abigail? He paused. "What's the real reason you want to go back? Is someone waiting for you?
Abigail looked at him tearfully. Cal had never been this way with her before. He had always been quaint and considerate; she didn't like this side of him that was coming out.
"I-I'm sorry." She managed to choke out "I-I'll be glad to spend the extra week with you…." she paused and then added, "I love you."
Cal let go of her arms and kissed her on the cheek, smiling is usual persuasive smile. "I know you do." He snaking his arm around her middle and pulling her close. "Why don't you have a nap, it will be a while before we reach the ship."
Abigail nodded, closed her eyes and laid her head against his shoulder. Not being able to sleep she laid there thinking. Why had Cal acted in that manner? Who did he think she wanted to see? Why didn't he say I love you back?
Abigail shook her head, trying to dismiss the thoughts. Cal loved her, he had to love her…. he did marry her. She closed her eyes tighter, trying desperately to get to sleep.
Thanks for reading and please Review. I know the chapter is short, but I just wanted a little intro with some of the characters. What do you think so far? Nate will be in the next chapter so don't worry. I tried to check it over, but I am a little bad at grammar, so I hope it's good, if it isn't give me suggestions.