Three Things Challenge 515
Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use one, two or all three words in your post, there are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
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I look forward to reading your responses, and as always thank you all for your continued support.
Your three words are:
The Birthday Party Part 43 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23, Part 24, Part 25, Part 26, Part 27, Part 28, Part 29, Part 30, Part 31, Part 32, Part 33, Part 34, Part 35, Part 36, Part 37, Part 38, Part 39, Part 40, Part 41, Part 42)
“Ok so Ginny, your story can have a partial happy ending. You may not believe this, but your mother has been saving for your wedding and college costs ever since you were born. She worked for me as my number one lawyer and I helped her to set up trust funds to pay for your wedding and schooling. She never wasted a cent she didn’t have to. We realized we loved each other despite the difference in our ages and were planning our own wedding when the first stroke hit your mother taking a lot of her memory. I convinced the hospital that she could be taken care of at home with 24 hour around the clock nurses and housekeeping, plus someone to care for Ginny who was at a young age and still needed the guidance of her mother. That was when the nanny was hired to take care of you, Ginny. She took care of you and made sure you were regularly spending time with Caroline. When you turned 18 there was no legal reason for a nanny and you were on your own and used to taking care of things for your mother and spending time with her. The nanny made sure you understood about the stroke and her memory problems. Despite all of this you turned into a very beautiful, self-assured young woman. Caroline told me that you had pledged to her that you would remain a virgin until you were married and I know it’s not any of my business and may sound a little cold, but have you and Mr. Banks here had sexual intercourse? Or anyone else for that matter?”
Ginny flushed and glanced at Thomas, “Mr. Zimmerman, I meant what I told my mother and Thomas here also agrees that we should remain virgins until our wedding night. The most we have done is kiss occasionally and hug or snuggle a bit. His Dad and Mom said that was fine as long as it didn’t lead to sexual intercourse, which we have not allowed to happen. We are both still virgins. We have never seen each other naked or touched each other in a sexual way. This is kind of embarrassing, sir.”
“I won’t bring it up again Ginny, but I am glad to hear that you had held true on your promise to your mother. She meant a lot to me and so did you over the years. I was hoping to marry her and adopting you, but since your father wouldn’t even sign the divorce papers we were pretty sure he wouldn’t give up his connection to you even though he wanted nothing to do with you as a young child. As an adult he might very well try to connect and get money out of you and you have to be very wary of him. Do not let him back into your life and let me know immediately if you hear from him. Promise me this!”
“Don’t worry, I will make sure she is safe from him, sir,” Thomas promised boldly. “She will be my wife and taken care of properly. I will do my best to keep her safe from everyone and everything that could hurt her.”
“Ok great! So down to business. As far as the nurses go, I paid for them. She thought she was still working for me and I was taking the expense out of her paycheck. In the beginning she could still handle a few simple things, but for the most part her brain was too damaged. I did this out of love for her and I mean it when I say you are not to even think about trying to pay me back. If we had been married before the stroke I would have done the same thing. Now on to the trust funds. When she first started to work for me she set these trust funds up for you to have once she had passed away or when you turned 25 years old. She added to them every paycheck without fail. She had worked for me about 15 years when she had the first stroke. That was about 4 or so years ago now. I continued to add to the trust funds because I know she would have done that had we gotten married and even though we hadn’t, I still loved her and continued her wishes. You have $20,000 towards school and $20,000 towards your wedding.”
Thomas and Ginny stopped cold and just stared at each other. “You mean my mother put this money away for me and now I can, after proper mourning, have the wedding of my dreams? I got a scholarship to school so what happens to that trust fund?”
“It’s just turned over to you to use as you see fit. $40,000 would give you a great wedding and this house the rest of the funds would make a great down payment on your own house.”
Ginny reached out and hugged the lawyer. “I can’t believe this is happening.” She turned to Thomas and hugged him, tears streaming down her face. “My mother made it possible for us to have a great wedding and a home as well. I can’t wait to tell everyone.”
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