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Monday, September 12, 2016


Welcome! Maggie's Story continues with an excerpt written to the prompt "paper". Don't forget to return to read the great Tuesday Tales authors. Scroll down for the link. 


Maggie didn’t believe John was serious about marriage until the night he pulled something from his pocket, and it wasn’t a ring.
 “What’s this?” She asked as he opened an envelope.
“Marriage license. Seems we need one to get hitched in this country.”
He flattened the sheet of paper and pointed to an empty line with an “x” next to it.
“Sign here.”
“Just you wait one pretty minute, John Eldridge,” she said, bringing the document closer.
“You don’t trust me?” His eyes widened.
She shot him  skeptical look before turning her gaze  back to the writing.
“What did you think it was?” He asked.
“Dunno. Just want to make sure.”
“I’ve already signed it.”
She put the paper down as water clouded her vision. John ran his hand down her arm, his voice gentle.
“Did you think I proposed to you only for sex? I meant every word.”
“I see,” she choked out.
“What’s wrong?”
“Haven’t been too many been good to me, is all. Just makin’ sure.”
He kissed the top of her head and slipped his arm around her. “Let’s spend our days bein’ good to each other.”
She smiled up at him. “Sounds all right to me.” Maggie bent over the kitchen counter and signed her name. “There you go.”
John lowered his mouth to hers for a deep kiss. Maggie melted in his arms for a moment before she regained her senses and stepped back.
“Stop. The Missus'll be here any moment with Penn.”
“Okay, but you’re hard to resist.”
Shooting him a shy smile, she patted his chest and watched him tuck the license back in his breast pocket.
“It’s done, you know.”
“Once you sign the paper, we’re legally married.”
“Without a proper preacher?"

“Yep. Too late to back out now, Maggie, my girl.”
"You old trickster!" She smiled up at him. 

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