Jade rolled up the note and put a string around it. She opened the cage and took out her pigeon. Held it in her hand as she tied the note around his leg. Opening her bay window, she whispered a prayer. Then she let the pigeon fly into the midnight blue sky.
She hoped he would understand. The words had been so hard to write and her eyes were still wet with tears.
Ethan paced the floor. His heart had plummeted when reading Jade’s note. He had to find a way to change her mind.
Surely he could win her Dad over. He never had cared for Ethan, but there was always hope, right? They were meant for each other, her Dad couldn’t tear them apart.
Ethan was burning the midnight oil, but it was worth it. The plan was all written down. All that was left was Jade agreeing to it.
Early in the morning at sunrise he opened the pigeon’s cage and tied his note around the pigeon’s leg. He sent it off with hope and a prayer, watching it fly into the morning light.
The message came back fast and it contained only 1 word. “YES!’ , signed with a heart.
Ethan’s heart was overflowing with joy. The plan was in motion, nothing could stop them!
It was midnight, she was breathing hard. She held her suitcase and was dressed in her favorite cotton blue dress. It was the dress that Ethan had bought her, saying how it brought out the blue in her eyes. The dress she was wearing when he asked her to be his wife.
She saw the headlights coming down the deserted country road. Her heart leapt with anticipation. The car stopped and Ethan got out.
“Oh Jade!” He took her in his arms, and kissed her with a yearning for the sweetness of her lips once again.
Jade was breathless as they looked into each others eyes. She may not be getting the wedding of her dreams but it didn’t matter when she had the love of her life. She slid into his truck. They would be in Vegas by morning.