Tentative Last Chapter

Hello! ^_^ The idea for this book started a long time ago, I think back in 2004. It has been a work in progress since then. Two months ago, I had the strong urge to write a chapter for it and as I was writing, I had a feeling it’s the last chapter to the book. It’s a very rough draft but I hope you’ll still like it (Note: The last line sounds really corny to me so if you feel the same, don’t hesitate to agree :P) ^_^

Love is when the heart speaks
and when our eyes truly see
Love is when our laugh rings true
and when the heart is finally free

I saw a glint of recognition in his eyes, the first time we met. My world stopped and now I know why. That was the day his heart spoke and mine answered.

Jacob stirred in his sleep and interrupted Lana’s thoughts. This here, this is perfection. Lana resumed thinking as she bent her head and tenderly kissed Jacob’s forehead.

“Hey you,” Jacob slowly opened his eyes. He reached up his right hand and tenderly caressed Lana’s cheek. For the first time in his life he found meaning, here in this dream of dreams. He had found love, despite all the odds. He still wasn’t sure what the future held. He may be utterly, irrevocably in-love but this is still life. And life, with all its twists and turns, is volatile.

“Penny for your thoughts?” Lana asked.

Jacob crinkled his nose and almost burst out laughing. “No one really says that these days.”

“Says you,” Lana replied as she stuck her tongue out at him.

Jacob laughed as he got up from her lap. He sat beside her and gently pulled her to him for a hug. He kissed her temple and felt right, with himself and with the world. “Life may be volatile but love will keep us safe,” he thought resolutely. Through all the arguments, bickering, and misunderstanding there will also always be hope, trust and unwavering faith in what we have. Our love; it may not be the stuff of legends nor as great as a Shakespearean drama but it is ours.

Lana smile at him and began to gather all their picnic stuff. With a sigh, he stood up and started to help her. Lana touched his arm and look at him, concerned.

“Seriously Jake, what’s wrong?”

He mussed her hair and kissed her cheek. “Seriously Lans, nothing. I guess I just don’t want this day to end yet. I know I’m being mushy but come on, don’t you think we deserve at least one whole day together? Just you and me, no interruptions.”

Lana smiled and thoughtfully examined the ruffled edges of the picnic basket. “I think we need a new basket,”

Jacob rolled his eyes. Here he was being a total cheese ball and she was worried about the state of her picnic basket?

Lana grinned and winked at him. “Our days together will never end Jake, not now-not ever. This is just the beginning.”

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