Chapter 9 -
Pavel grimaced as he anxiously waited outside the ancient building for his wife, Johanna. She'd gone to an old abandoned house in which her parents lived before they passed away. She was looking for the old stack of suit cases her father had kept. When she found them, she hurriedly took them outside to where Pavel was waiting. As they walked back to Casanova's house they ensured to keep their heads down and faces covered. Gossip about Eliza and Casanova had not yet calmed, even after three days.
When they got back they instantly began to pack every body's clothes and essentials whilst Giacomo had snuck Eliza out.
"You don't have to come with me Giacomo." Sighed Elizabeth even though she knew she wouldn't be able to go without him.
"Eliza I want to come with you. I wish to speak to her too." He replied as they entered through the heavy iron gate.
Giacomo followed Eliza past headstone after headstone until she stopped. In front of her was a simple arched headstone engraved with the name 'Mary Stills.' Elizabeth knelt in front of her mothers grave and placed a single 'forget me not' on the grass.
"Hello mum. This is Giacomo Casanova."
Casanova knelt beside Eliza on the grass.
"Hello ." He said smiling at Eliza when he glanced at her.
The pair explained what was happening to Mary's grave as Eliza felt she had a right to be told, dead or alive.
When they arrived home it was just getting dark and Giacomo instructed Pavel and Johanna to get some sleep so they'd be up early. Eliza stopped with Casanova outside his bedroom door before continuing down the hall to her own room.
"Giacomo, I just wanted to say thank you for everything you've done for me."
Giacomo smiled at her before deciding to make a bold move that could potentially ruin their friendship. Slowly he Lent forward until his lips were mere millimeters away from hers. He could feel her warm breath on his face for a few seconds until she replaced the feeling with that of her lips pressed against his.
Casanova blindly opened his door and the pair stumbled inside together, tangled in each other.
Eliza awoke leant on the chest of Giacomo Casanova. Despite how 'improper' the situation was she smiled to herself. As quietly as possible she got out of bed and padded down the hall to change.
A little later that morning and Giacomo, Eliza, Pavel and Johanna were boarding the 'S.S Wonderer' which was set sail for Venice. Eliza stood hand in hand with Giacomo with a smile set on her face. After 21 years she was finally escaping her fathers hold on her. Finally going to live a better life.
Sorry for the rubbish ending of this. I've ran out of inspiration for the fic so I did what I could..xxxxxxxxxxx