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They were at Brindleton Bay.
High atop the lighthouse, Bee and Bob watched the magnificent sunset in silence.
She could see the last embers of day dance in his mink brown eyes.
The moment was perfection!
Bee knew what was coming.
She had known for a while that he had a desire to move forward in this relationship.
The past six months with Bob had been wonderful
She had never been happier in her whole life.
It was a happiness she did not deserve.
As he began to speak, she stopped him, “Bob wait. Please wait.”
The anxious look on her face stopped Bob and he looked at her intently.
“Bob, please, I have to something to tell you.
Something very hard for me to say.
I am not who you think I am.”
She continued, “You know me as Bee but I am also known as
You may have heard in the news of my notorious crime spree.
For a long time, I stole priceless artifacts from museum collections around the world.
I am ashamed to say that acted without thought for my victims or remose for my actions.
My boldness grew along with my collection.
I was never satisfied.
Always hungry for more.”
“It was not long before I became more known to proprietors of these collections.
Because of this, nabbing the loot in public became very difficult and quite dangerous.
I had more and more near-misses,” she explained,
“and on a few occasions, I fled the crime scene with nothing but the good fortune to still have my freedom.”
Tears of shame leaked from her eyes as she went on, “So I turned to the private sector. I took advantage of nice people who trusted and liked me.
The only thing that mattered to me was filching their belongings.
I took not thought of the hurt I delt them with my actions.
The obsession to add to my collection of ill-gotten gain was my only concern.”
Along the way, I made some very bad enemies.
But at the time, I did not care.
I was blinded my insatiable desire for more and more.
Somewhere along the way, I fell in love with a Vampire named Caleb.
At least I thought I was in love.
I am not really sure how it all happened.
Before I knew it I was married to him.
We had a beautiful little home.
But my past kept finding me.
I did not take long before it was too much for even a vampire to handle.
Caleb left me and my shameful ways behind.
I guess you might say it was a good thing.
It woke me up to who I was.
I have returned the artifacts and made what restitution I can to those I harmed.
Truely, I am not sure I can ever repay for all of my betrayals.”
Then with a sigh, she finished, “you see Bob, I don’t deserve you or the happiness you bring me.
You are a good man and I am far from being a good woman.”
Bob was quiet for what seemed to Bee to be an eternity.
In her mind she plead with him, “Please Bob, just say good-bye and be done with me.”
Then he spoke with a little laugh, “I will not say that your story does not surprise me because it truly does.
I knew you were different from other women but I had no idea how different.
Oh my silly Bee, you should know me by now.
I would never reject you for past mistakes.
I could never …
I love you!
My love has no conditon.
It is given freely!
Everyone deserves a do over … even The Bee.”
Bob paused breifly, looking done he took in a breath. Looking back up at her he whispered, “If you would have me. I would like to spend the rest of my life with you.”
I think she said yes!
They married on a secluded beach in Sulani.
Bob and his Bee together forever!
More adventures soon …
For those who want to read the short stories of The Bee here are the links:
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