There is Hope
Feeling tired and sullen, Elisa went into the sitting room to lie down on the sofa and noticed Reesey had left his hockey mask when he went to visit his daddy.
That is all it took for her to burst into sobs.
Dammit! I didn’t want this. I didn’t want our marriage to break up and our little boy to have to be packed up and moved back and forth between us. It isn’t fair. It isn’t fair to him and it isn’t fair to me.
Suddenly the phone rang and jarred her from her lamenting.
“Hello.” She said, trying to hide the fact she had been crying.
Reese’s daddy, Jude, was on the other end of the phone.
“Are you doing okay?”
“About as well as you could expect me to be.” She flippantly retorts.
Elisa was angry. Why is he calling and playing these games with me? My heart can’t take it anymore. He was the one that wanted to leave, so he left. Why add salt to the wound?
“I found those two concert ticket stubs you were looking for.”
“Oh. Where did you find them?” She asked, with forced enthusiasm.
“They were in my jeans pocket.”
“I was going to put them in our family scrapbook, but I guess I don’t need to do that anymore.”
“Elisa, that is the reason I am calling. I want to… I need to tell you I’m sorry. I really don’t want it to be this way. I want us to be a family. I don’t know what got into me. We need to talk. Will you go on a date with me and Reesey?”
Elisa was shocked speechless. What should I do? Should I allow myself to get my hopes up?
Her heart had been broken and she did NOT want to give him a reason to break it again.
“I don’t know Jude. You know I didn’t want this separation to begin with, you did. I can’t let you hurt me anymore.”
“I know Elisa. Please forgive me. Will you give me another chance?”
At that moment there was scuffling noise at the door and suddenly someone was jiggling the door knob. Startled, Elisa jerked her head up just as Jude and Reesey walked through the front door. Jude was holding a long stemmed red rose, and Reesey came running into her arms.
Elisa looked into Jude’s eyes and saw they were filled with tears that were spilling down his cheeks. Happy tears began to fill her eyes too.
The two loves of her life had come home. This time to stay.
Ryan Lance’s Writing Prompt 03-09-2015
Include all these elements into a scene: a hockey mask, hope, a rose, and 2 concert ticket stubs