One Moment in Time…

By Mallory Quinn

Chapter 19

"A surprise wedding"

Terry was thinking about what Candy had just told him; the baby was his! He had insulted his father, treated him without respect, because he thought he had gotten Candy pregnant… he even started to drink again… If only he had insisted more for her to stay with him in New York… With "if only"… He stopped feeling sorry for himself and thought about Candy. She must've felt lost; pregnant in a foreign country, far away from her family and friends… his father had helped Candy because she was expecting his grandson… everything was making sense now. He was so happy; the baby was his… he had to see the baby. But he was still thinking. Didn't he say he was ready to take her with another man's child? But he thought that if the child was his, Candy would've told him, but she didn't. She hid that fact from him. Why? Because of his responsibilities to Susanna. She didn't even realise that by being pregnant with his child, she and the baby were his responsibility… She was thinking about Susanna first. She was ready to marry his father, so he would take care of his son! Which meant that he would've continued taking care of Susanna…The baby was not Albert's, she didn't do anything with Albert, thank God! He fell asleep with one eye…

Candy wasn't asleep. Her eyes were wide open; she was lying on her bed thinking about Terry. She was praying for him to understand her. She finally fell asleep at dawn, but she woke up to take care of Little Terry. She was a little tired so she gave him to the nanny and she went back to bed. She woke up later when Louise came to see her.

- Hey sleepy head…said Louise…

- Good morning Louise…

- Are you ok? Where's Little Terry?

- With the nanny….

- Why?

- I'm tired; I barely slept last night…

- Thinking about Terry?

- I told him the truth. He was so angry…

- He's going to come around you'll see…he loves you…

- I hope so; he insulted his father because he thought he got me pregnant, I could've stopped everything just by telling him it was his baby…

- Candy, it's you. "His wife in his heart"! He's going to forgive you…His biggest dream just came true…give it time to sink in…

- I hope you're right, Louise. Thank you….

When they went downstairs for breakfast, Terry wasn't there. Candy was sad, she was hoping to see him at least. He was probably still thinking. Susanna was glad Terry wasn't there. She saw Candy's sad face and she knew there was a problem between them.

Candy's friend came to spend the day with her, as usual. She was in one of the living room with her friends. The Duke was in the library with Sarah.

- So? What's going on? Said Annie, where is Terry?

- I don't know, said Candy. I haven't seen him since last night…

- Did you talk to him? Asked Patty

- Yes, he told me he wanted to be with me, so I told him the truth about Little Terry… he was so mad…

- He'll calm down, said Archie, don't worry

- Well I'm here, said Albert in case it doesn't work out…

- Thank you all for being here, said Candy

Susanna was talking to David but she listened with one ear. She was hurt to hear that Terry was the baby's father, but she hoped that Terry would be mad enough to dump Candy for lying to her…A girl can dream, can she?

Candy was trying to have a good time with her friends, but she couldn't help being sad. She was thinking about Terry. If he didn't want her anymore, why didn't he just say it and get it over with? The waiting was unbearable… Albert was secretly hoping that Terry doesn't forgive her, so he would take care of her. But he knew how much Terry loved Candy and that it was only a matter of time…

Susanna couldn't resist. She followed Candy in the hallway when she was going to check on the baby.

- So Candy, Terry didn't fall in your arms like you hoped, when you finally told him the truth about your baby…

- Susanna, please, not now…

- I hope he stays away from you…

- I have his baby, Susanna, he's not going to stay away from me and you know it…

- You let him believe his father slept with you, that you got pregnant… he insulted his father and he turned to the bottle… you could've prevented it, just by telling the truth…

- I was trying to protect your relationship, Susanna. If I had told him the truth, he would've left you…

- Well he dumped me anyway! Thanks for nothing!

- Your little stunt yesterday didn't work… you were just delaying the inevitable…

- I hope Terry never forgives you…

- Susanna, he forgave me when he thought his father was my lover…Why are you so bitter? I left you the man I loved it broke my heart… you of all people should be nice to me! Excuse-me I have to go see my baby….

Susanna knew it was only a matter of time. Terry will never dump his "sweet", but she kept hoping…But Candy was right, she should've been grateful, but Candy was taking Terry back….

Candy changed her baby, fed him and went back downstairs to be with her friends.

Archie was talking to Albert in a corner.

- Where is Grandchester? How could he treat her like that?

- He needs to calm down, that's a lot to swallow…

- Does he even know how lucky he is to have her love?

- Archie…

- I would've jumped on her faster than she could say "the baby is yours"… And you too…

- But it's Terry she loves, and nothing will ever change that, even if I manage to have her… He's her soul mate…

- I can't believe he's making her suffer like that…

They went back to the living room where one of the maids had brought them some tea, cookies and sandwiches. Candy wasn't really hungry she was still preoccupied.

Terry finally decided to make an appearance. He walked in the living room and everybody stopped talking and looked at him. He approached Candy, who was sitting next to Annie, Patty and Louise. He took her by the hand and made her stand up. He leaned and kissed her on her lips. Candy was surprised he did that in front of everybody, but she tied her arms around his neck and kissed him back. Candy's friend started to clap their hands, laughing. Susanna was heartbroken. When they finally stopped, they were breathless.

- I love you Freckles…he said

- I love you too, Terry

- Let's go see our son…

- Ok, she said smiling…

They left the living room holding each other's hand. Once in the bedroom, Terry walked to the baby's crib. He took him for the first time since he knew he was his father… he hugged the baby lightly against him, for a long time. He kissed him on the forehead, on the cheeks, he was crying of joy. Candy was sitting on the bed looking at them. Terry held his son for long minutes. He put him back in his crib, softly. He turned to Candy, and looked at her. He should've been angry with her, but he was never able to stay mad at her for long, and they had a baby together now… his dream had become reality. He remembered when he was sulking after he learned she was pregnant. She had sobered him up, but he didn't want to talk to her until he went to console her when she got Alistair's news and the baby moved visibly for the first time… instead of being angry, he was invaded by this indescribable joy; the baby had said "hi"…

He approached her, took her hand and made her stand up and he hugged her for a very long time, then he looked for her lips and kissed her passionately.

- I love you Candy… he said looking at her with love, I wanted to tell you that in the morning at the little chalet…that I wanted to be with you…

- But Little Terry put your declaration on hold…

- No… it was your reaction after our love night…

- Oh… I'm sorry, I thought I was dreaming… I was ashamed that you'd discovered how much I wanted you… it was because of the baby…

- Because of the baby?

- Yes, when I was working at the hospital, I used to hear pregnant women talk about their unusual sexual appetite… I never thought it would happen to me and so soon…

- Oh…

- Since I couldn't come to you and tell you "Terry I want you…"

- Well I wouldn't have resist to such an invitation, you should've tried and ask me…

- Louise told me to do it… but… you know me, so I was getting it on in my dreams…

- With me? That's why you thought you were dreaming? So I have Little Terry to thank for our magnificent night?

- Yes… said Candy smiling…

- Thank you Little Terry he said smiling, Candy, you should've told me that you were having my baby…

- I wanted to tell you, especially after your initial reaction when you learned I was pregnant… you started drinking again and then you were nice to Susanna…

- That was to hurt you…

- I didn't sleep the day you kissed her in front of me for the first time…I thought you loved her, and you didn't love me anymore…

- I'm sorry Candy, I wanted to hurt you

- You'd succeeded…

- I'm sorry my love, but I thought you had hurt me with my father! My father, Candy!

- Nothing happen. He was helping me because I was having his grandson… I didn't go to him, he saw me at Melanie Brydon's wedding and he followed me to ask me if I knew where you were and he heard my monologue… the engagement it was just for the baby…So he could take care of me without hiding me…Oh Terry, I should've stayed with you in New York, I should've never have left you… when I found out I was pregnant, I didn't know what to do. Your father was my saviour… I didn't want to bother my friends with my problems; that's why I said to myself…

- If you couldn't get the son, you could at least have the father…

- Something like that…it was your responsibility and your father was ready to take care of it… I was alone in a foreign country… at the Brydon, they didn't know I was pregnant, so everything I ate made me sick… your father satisfied all my food cravings…

- I was jealous of my father, the staff was saying that you were intimate… he had softened up…

- I would go see him in his bedroom early in the morning… he knows I'm the woman you love, Terry, your father would never hurt you that way… me neither, Terry… I'm sorry for everything, if I hurt you…

- You've softened my father… Candy, you're incredible! I'm sorry about Susanna

- You have to say it was hard to feel any sympathy for her, she was unbearable! I love you Terry. I wanted to tell you for the baby when was in labour, remember?

He remembered that she was trying to tell him something, but she wasn't making any sense…

- Yes…I couldn't understand what you were saying…

- Then, when you came to see the baby with Susanna, and she insinuated things, I said to myself that I wanted to see if you would want me with another man's baby…so I tested you…

- Tested?

- Yes, and you passed with flying colours…

- You're not possible, Freckles!

- Now I know you wanted me while I was pregnant, you would've told me so, in the chalet I hadn't start yelling at you…

- I told you I had sincere feelings for you in Scotland and you didn't believe me…

- After the kissing slapping slapping slapping? How did you expect me to believe that after you, not only stole a kiss from me and you slapped me? You should've asked me, I might have say yes….I was surprised…I'm sorry I didn't have the experience of your " maid to order"

Terry smiled. He remembered the scene; she was jealous of Marjorie.

- I was a kid…

- And the maid took care of you to the fullest! Said Candy ironically

- You're jealous, Freckles…

- You promise me nothing happened this time?

- I promise you, Candy… I love you… I want to marry you… Will you marry me? He said standing on one knee with a ring

- Oh yes Terry!! Said Candy laughing, yes, I want to be your wife!

She jumped to his neck, and they fell on the floor laughing. He put the ring on her finger and they kissed passionately.

- I want to marry you as soon as possible, my son has to become legitimate…said Terry

- I'm sorry, if I had stayed with you, you would've marry me and…said Candy

- Well, he's my son, illegitimate like me… I didn't expect anything else… the doctor said he looked like me

- He's got baby blond hair for the moment, I think it's going to turn brown later… he's your splitting image…

- I'm sorry Candy, I should've stopped you from leaving… our first night together was magic and I wanted to tell Mrs. Marlowe that I would take care of her daughter, but that I was going to marry you, not her daughter… I wanted to spend all my nights with you…

- But I insisted on leaving, I thought I was making things easier for you, I didn't thing about the consequences of our actions… the baby… if I had been in America, I would've had my friends to help me… maybe I would've come when you had you alcohol problem to tell you that life was worth living for the baby… I don't know if I would've gone to you for help though… Now I put the baby's needs before my own…

- You could've told me when I got here

- With Susanna? You brought her here… I know, she was your fiancée… but…

- You were jealous?

- Yes. I didn't think you were going to stay for so long, I thought you would've left for America a few days later…

- Freckles, there was no way I would've let my father marry the woman I love… you're my wife, in my heart, Candy…

- I didn't know it then…it's when you got drunk that I knew how you thought of me…then you were nice to her…

- I'm sorry, I hurt you…but despite everything, I couldn't get myself to hate you… Susanna saw us when the baby moved…

- Oh….

- She couldn't believe that I forgave you so easily… the baby, that innocent little being, that little angel… I couldn't stay mad at you Candy…

- Oh Terry! Said Candy curling up against him

He kissed her hair. Little Terry woke up and started crying. Candy went and take him to change him, he was wet.

- I'm going to nurse him, Terry, that's ok with you?

- Candy, you're going to nurse our baby, I've got no problems with that he said softly

She was nursing the baby; Terry was looking at them and for him, it was the most beautiful picture in the world, they woman he loved with his baby. They continued talking and when she was done, the baby was asleep and she put him back to bed. They lay down on the bed.

- I want to be with you, but we're going to wait until we're married

- Ok, but… isn't it a little late? We do have a baby together…and the storm night…

- The storm night, you threw yourself at me…

- You could've resisted…

- I'm a man, Freckles, not a saint!

They burst out laughing and they fell asleep, in each other's arms on the bed…Terry had the dream with the children again and this time he was able to see the mother's face… he was only half surprise…to see his freckles, calling the children… he said to himself that it was a good thing he saw her face now, that he knows he's the father of the baby, because he would've thought that Candy was with his brother and sister…

Little Terry woke them up with his cries. Candy was still in Terry's arms, she woke up to take care of him. Terry woke up to help her. They changed the baby together, laughing and talking to the baby. There was a knock on the door, it was the maid with the baby's bottle. Candy took the bottle.

- Can I feed him? Asked Terry

- Of course, daddy, said Candy smiling

She gave him the bottle and he started to feed the baby. Little Terry was hungry and he drank pretty fast.

- He's hungry said Candy smiling

- I can see… said Terry looking at her smiling, didn't you just breastfeed him?

He finished giving him his bottle.

- Let's go downstairs and talk to my father…

- Ok, said Candy

He went downstairs with Candy. The nanny stayed with the baby.

- Candy? Are you ready?

- Yes…

They went downstairs talking happily. They found the Duke in one of the library reading the paper with Sarah.

- Hello, said Candy and Terry at the same time

- Hello, said the Duke and Sarah

- Dad, Sarah, I have something to tell you, said Terry, I broke up with Susanna, and I'm going to marry Candy…

The Duke was looking at them for a moment and Sarah had a big smile.

- Finally! Said the Duke, what took you so long?

Candy and Terry were looking at them strangely.

- Yes, said Sarah, it's never too soon!

Terry looked at his little sister, he was starting to understand

- Sarah, your letter, it was to bring me here, right? Said Terry

- Yes, said Sarah, I had to find a way to bring you here…

- Oh, said Terry, your letter was saying that Candy was mistreating you…

- What? Said Candy

- I was in on it, I wanted to reunite your little family, said the Duke

- Richard, said Candy this was all a set up?

- Candy, Terrence and you have a baby together, you have to raise it together as a family

- Oh… said Candy

- But the rest you did it yourself… we just put you in the same country and the same castle… and I knew, that Terry would've never let me marry the woman he loves…

Candy looked at the Duke; he did all that so the Terry and her could be together? For Little Terry?

- But what about Susanna? Said Candy

- Susanna is walking Candy, and I think that Terrence's responsibilities towards you have the priority. I'll take care of Susanna, don't worry about that. She's going to have everything she needs…

- Oh… except the man she loves, said Candy

- We want to get married as soon as possible, said Terry, I want my son to become legitimate

- Of course Terrence, when? Asked his father

- Today, if possible

- Alright, I'll take care of everything…

- Thank you Richard, said Candy jumping to his neck

- Yes, thank you dad, said Terry moved

- You're welcome, my children…I'm happy to have been able to help you…

The Duke took care of everything, the formalities, the paperwork and he brought a priest for the garden ceremony. Candy's friends were crazed with joy. The Duke had brought some wedding dresses for her to choose, from a local boutique. Annie had the pleasure to get her friend ready for the wedding. She even found a dress for her own wedding, so she bought it… they were able to choose the bridesmaid dresses.

- Candy, this is wonderful! Said Louise, I told you Little Terry was going to bring you luck

- You were right Louise; I'm the happiest woman on earth! Thank you Little Terry, said Candy kissing her baby

- You've find your happiness, said Patricia

- Yes, I'm so happy said Candy smiling; I'm going to marry Terry!!!

The other burst out laughing. Albert was happy for his protégée. He came to see her in the bedroom;

- Candy…

- Albert…

- I'm happy it was only a misunderstanding…

He was a little sad… he wished he could've been a family with her and her baby…

- I'm sorry Albert

- No, your baby needs his father

- Thank you for being ready to be there for me, to be the baby's father

- You're very welcome. I would've done anything for you, Candy

- Thank you Albert, said Candy hugging him

Susanna went her room, her plan was a bust; Candy and Terry were getting married the same day! Terry had come to tell her the news himself in her room, but she had heard the news by the maids already.

- Susanna… I'm marrying Candy today…

- Did you come to put salt on my wounds? She said with tears in her eyes, you're in a hurry to marry her…

- The baby has to become legitimate…I didn't want to hurt you, but I wanted to tell you the news myself…

- It doesn't hurt any less, Terry…

- You tried to break us up…

- You're not angry with me?

- Susanna, I forgive you. Candy and I are going to raise our baby together…

- Your baby?

- The baby is mine….

- Of course, she said hurt hearing it from Terry's mouth, you're a family then. Candy has your baby, it was a lost battle for me from the beginning …

- You can come to the wedding

- I think I'm going to pass on that one…

- Ok, but if you change your mind…

Susanna didn't answer and Terry got out of the room. Susanna burst into tears. She had lost Terry, but her career in London was fine and if or when she goes back to America, she was going to be fine too.

The wedding ceremony was very pretty. Terry improvised his vows which came from the bottom of his heart.

All my life was a turmoil of confusion

Without any passion

Until I met you

You were the a ray of sunshine

In my tormented life

To lose you

Was hell for me

I was dead without you, Candy

Because, the day I met you,

Was the day I was born…

I love you with all my heart

Candy was crying of joy. She also spoke from the bottom of her heart.

My life wasn't making any sense

When I met you

You came and you never

Got out of my head again

You conquered my heart

And showed me that

The sun also rose there too

To live without you was unbearable to me

You're my other half

And I don't ever want to be

Separated from you again

I love with all my soul

She became Mrs. Terrence Grandchester; her dream had become reality… and Terry's too. They celebrated at the castle. No guests just the family and Candy's friends.

Candy went with her baby in her bedroom when she met Susanna coming out of her bedroom.

- Here's the blushing bride and her baby… said Susanna

- Susanna…

- You really played your cards right. You had an ace in your sleeve…

- An ace?

- The baby… it was Terry's… you saved the best for last

- Susanna, he wanted me before he knew he was the baby's father…

- You're incredible; even by doing nothing; you succeeded in getting Terry back. Nothing? What am I saying; you got engaged to his father, you rejected him… but somehow he still wanted you, even when he thought you were his father's mistress! How do you do it?

- Susanna I'm sorry. I left him; I even change countries and continent…

- But destiny put you back together… you couldn't let me have him this time around?

- I had to think about my son, he needs his father…

- Of course, the baby… you made sure you'll have Terry forever with his baby! Congratulations for the wedding, but you did things backwards' usually it's the wedding, the wedding night and the baby… but you did, the wedding night, the baby and the wedding…

- I'm sorry, said Candy who knew Susanna was hurt

- Sorry for sleeping with Terry when he was suppose to be with me at the hospital? You couldn't wait?

- I thought I came to stay with him and he hadn't chosen you yet… Susanna, what's done is done… it's no use talking about it anymore

- Congratulations, you've won…

- Susanna, you saved Terry's life, and I will never thank you enough for that… you'll always be welcome in our home and if you need anything, don't hesitate to ask us…

Susanna wanted to say something hurtful, but she looked at Candy and her baby… Terry was with Candy and his baby, they were a family. One thing he didn't have when he was little and he didn't want his son to grow up without the love of his father. She had to turn her page on Terry, for good. Susanna was hurt and Candy didn't hold that against her.

- Thank you, Candy, she managed to say, but I'm sorry, I have to get out of here…

She was almost running despite her prosthesis to get out of the castle. She left to go see Andrew Newton, who was interested in her since their first meeting… To have a man interested in her, was a delight she needed for the moment…

Candy was with her friends talking in her room, later in the evening.

- Candy, so you're coming to America with us? Asked Annie

- I don't know, it's going to depend on Terry, said Candy

- What about me? What am I going to do without you? Asked Louise

- You can continue being Sarah's lady companion. The Duke agreed and you'll get a suitor pretty soon, from a good family, you'll see…

- Thank you, Candy for everything said Louise smiling

Terry arrived in the bedroom to talk to Candy.

- Honey did the maids finish packing your stuff?

- Yes, We're going to Scotland for a few days, said Candy

- Oh… a little honeymoon? You're leaving the baby? Asked Annie

- You're kidding right? Said Candy, there's no way I'm leaving my baby so little… I'm going to worry about him every second. He's coming with us

- Of course said Terry, I don't want to be separated from my son either…

Candy and Terry went to Scotland the same evening; they took the very last train. They were going to the place where they spent the most beautiful summer of their lives. Terry asked around and he was able to buy the chalet where they had their baby. They had it cleaned and furnished and they went there during their stay. The staff would come to tend to them during the day to help them. Living in Scotland together, was wonderful. They will go back to America later, for Annie and Archie's wedding.

Susanna became involve with Andrew Newton and moved out of the castle. Was she on the rebound? Maybe, but she definitely needed someone to be there for her and to love her. And she knew that despite the fact that she loved Terry like crazy, he never loved her. So it was nice to be with someone who cared about her. She sent for her mother to join her in England, which was going to be her new home with her new man.

Candy's friends went back to America, glad for their friend's happiness. Albert met Eleonor Baker at a party. He told her he was Candy's adopted father and about what happened in London.

- What?? Candy was engaged to Richard? But…

- Apparently, it was a ruse to get Terry in England to reconcile them, because Candy was having Terry's baby….

- What??? But Terry didn't tell me anything!

- I think he didn't really know how to tell you that his ex-girlfriend was going to marry his father and having a baby, which he thought was his father's

- And knowing Terry, I bet he had no intention of letting his father marry the woman he loved pregnant or not… they have a baby? I'm a grandmother?

- Yes, said Albert, Little Terry…

- Oh… I think I'm going to go for a little trip in England…

Albert burst out laughing. He continued telling her about his stay in London and telling her how handsome her grandson was.

Eleonor decided to go to England to see her son, her daughter in law and grandson! She arrived at the castle, where she found the Duke who told her that Terry and his family were still in Scotland.

- Oh, said Eleonor, I'm going to go back to my hotel

- Eleonor, please. You can stay here, they're going to come back soon and you can keep me company. Ever since Candy and Terry left for Scotland, I'm a little bored….

- You need company? Hire a lady companion! I'm not your help…

- I don't want to hire a lady companion, I want you Eleonor…

- Richard, please, don't lead me on…

- Come and stay with me, we can talk…

- Talk about what?

- About you. You're career is doing well…

Eleonor looked at the "old coot" like Terry called him and she saw he was a little different. What was it? The icy eyes were gone…

- Richard, I'm sensing a change in you…

- Oh…?

- Yes, you're a little more….a little less… cold, you seem cheerful…Did Candy had that effect on you?

- I'm glad you noticed…Candy is great

- You were engaged to her?

- Just to get on Terry's nerves so he would realise that she's the woman he loves

- You did everything to put them back together…

- I should've stay with you and find a way to make you fit into my life…I'm sorry Eleonor…

The Duke took advantage of the window of opportunity that had been given to him to win back the woman he loved. It didn't take him too long, because they had lost a lot of time because of his sense of duty. David and Sarah had no problems with her, they were happy to see their father happy and glad to have a famous American actress living with them at the castle.

Candy and Terry had a wonderful honeymoon with their baby. They took a longer than expected. When they went back to London, they were surprised to find Eleonor with the Duke at the castle.

- Mum! Said Terry, hugging her, what are you doing here?

- I came to see my son, my daughter-in-law and my grandson said Eleonor hugging Candy and taking the baby… thanks for keeping me informed, Terrence…

- I'm sorry mum… I didn't know how to tell you that Candy was dad's fiancée and especially that she was pregnant

- Why? It was over between your father and me for years… Hello baby! I'm your grandmother…. Yes, you're adorable… you look exactly like your daddy when he was a baby… said Eleonor smiling

- "Was" said Candy, it's not over anymore?

- Dad? Said Terry

Richard and Eleonor just smiled.

- Let's go Richard, let's go take care of this little guy, grandpa…

- Ok, grandma…said Richard, my grandmother doesn't look like you at all…

- Are you trying to make nice to me, grandpa? Said Eleonor laughing, we'll talk later, she said to the newlywed

Candy and Terry were looking at them still a little puzzled.

- This is all because of you, Freckles…

- Because of me?

- Yes, you've soften my father… and he remembered what it was to be romantic…

- Oh… but you have to say that without Little Terry, your father wouldn't have had any reason to invite me to live with him…

- This baby was our good luck charm, said Terry, like Louise was saying

- He's a little angel that reunited his parents and now his grandparents, said Candy smiling

- What if we take advantage of the time my parents are spending with the baby to go and get some rest?

- A little nap should be good for us, said Candy smiling

- Who said anything about napping?

- Aren't you the naughty boy!

Each day I live,

I want it to be a day to give the best of me.

I'm only one, but not alone,

My finest day is yet unknown.

I broke my heart, for every gain

To taste the sweet, I face the pain.

I rise and fall, yet through it all, this much remains,

I want...

One moment in time,

When I'm more than I thought I could be.

When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away,

And the answers are all up to me.

Give me one moment in time,

When I'm racing with destiny,

Then in that one moment of time,

I will feel, I will feel eternity.

I've lived to be the very best,

I want it all, no time for less.

I've laid the plans,

Now lay the chance, here in my hands,

Give me...

One moment in time

You're a winner, for a lifetime,

If you seize that one moment in time.

Make it shine, make it beautiful

Give me...

One moment in time

I will be fine, I will be free.

They had their whole lives in front of them, because of that one moment in time, that night of November, that had allowed them to express their love… that love that had bore its fruit with a beautiful baby, that little angel that managed, without knowing it, to reunite his parents who had lost their ways, and even his grandparents… There's always that one moment in time that can change the course of your whole life. Our young lovebirds were blindsided by the sense of duty and with what they thought was the right thing to do. But they didn't think about themselves, about the suffering of being separated and the consequences of their actions. The circumstances and everything that had followed had reunited them and gave them some brains. They realised that it was better to be together, despite the fact that the problem that had separated them was still there; the little angel with all his innocence was also a duty they had to take care of, a priority. They had seized the moment, that one moment in time; the night before the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" to forget about the rest of the world and to think just about themselves, but reality came crashing down and they let themselves be influenced. What they should've done is continued to think about themselves, and they would've found a solution together to the then present problem with love and harmony. But they have learned their lesson; it they had to do it again, or if they had to give advice to someone in the same situation, they would tell that person that life gives you windows of opportunities, that could either lead you to happiness or to despair, you just have to choose wisely, argue the pros and cons and everything would be for the better in the best of worlds.

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