-1Becoming Jane My Ending

It had been three months since Thomas had asked her to run away with him. Three months since she walked away from the love of her life. Three months since she had broken her own heart.

Now she was walking through the woods, not really seeing anything. Just walking numbly through life. Just yesterday she had finished her story, First Impressions. Now she had no characters to live through their happy endings. Just her, miserable, loveless life.

All of the sudden, Jane was broken out of revere by a loud crack of wood breaking. Whipping around quickly, Jane spotted a glimmer of green velvet in the distance. Whoever it was, Jane did not want to speak with them. She rarely spoke at all these days and when she did it was only with Cassie. SO, Jane turned around and kept walking, only now she was walking a bit quicker, especially since the shuffling of footsteps was becoming louder. And a single syllable, uttered in a voice that she could never forget, stopped her in her tracks.

"Jane." Thomas' beautifully flowing voice floated to her ears, causing her heart to flutter. Slowly, she turned back to where the sound came from. There, clad in his beautiful green jacket, stood Tom. Jane opened her mouth to speak, but no sound came out. Tears gathered in her eyes. Jane had never been so happy to see anyone in her entire life. Slowly, as if approaching a deer, Thomas made his way toward Jane. Once he was face to face with her, he held out a piece of parchment.

"I would like you to read this, please don't say anything until you've finished." Thomas said shakily.

The letter read as follows.

Miss Austin,

I must apologize for my behavior toward yourself and my nephews wish to marry you, all those months ago. Ever since I denied my consent, Thomas has been nothing but a hallow shell. At first I thought he was simply moping because he did not get his own way. But as the months have past, I have noticed that even his eyes have hallowed out, he no longer enjoys life at all. That is something I never wanted to happen for him. I simply wished for him to learn responsibility. After doing a very in-depth research on yourself, I have discovered that you are just the thing my nephew needs to keep him in check. So I am forthwith rescinding my denial of consent for the two of you to join in marriage, in fact, I am encouraging you both to get married as soon as possible.

Sincerely, Judge Langlois

Jane shakily folded the envelope and looked up into Thomas' eye's. Suddenly she threw her arms around him and began to sob. Thomas was shocked by her sudden outburst and could not understand why she was crying. He wrapped his arms around her and held her tight to his body. Jane cried silently into his neck for a while afterwards. When finally there was nothing but the occasional hiccup to break the silence of the woods. Jane leaned back to look in the eyes of the man she loved.

"Do you still want to marry me?" Jane asked timidly. Thomas simply smiled and brushed away the tears that were still on her face.

"More than anything." he said as he leaned into to kiss her.