Finally! The third and final choice in the poll (which is now open by the way) make sure you head over and vote, after reading this of course.


"An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones."

Proverbs 12:4

Brenda looked out the window into the night sky before leaning her head against it and taking a deep breath.

"Would you like something to drink, miss? Miss?"

"What? Oh, sorry, um no-no thank you."

"She'll have some water." Wade smiled at the flight attendant. She returned the gesture and handed a bottle to him.

"Here." Wade held out the bottle to her and she was slow to take it from him. "You're doing the right thing, I mean not just for me, for everyone."

"I doubt it." She folded her arms across her chest and stared at the seat in front of her.

"Oh don't be like that. This can be rather enjoyable…" Wade traced the lining of her jaw and she jerked away.

Everyone please secure your seatbelts as we prepare for landing in Las Vegas. Thank you for choosing South by Southwest.

"Do not make this hard on yourself, understand?" He grabbed her by the chin. His eyes were cold and predatory. She nodded quickly and he let go. "Good." He said before he took a sip of his scotch.

"God help me." Brenda whispered to herself. She'd gotten herself into a lot of sticky situations in her day, but this absolutely took the cake. She resisted a choking urge to cry as she looked over at the man she was about to marry.