Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.
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Writing Prompt: Forgiveness and Gun
“Ansley. Stop. You don’t want to do this.”
Ansley trembled and tried to hold the gun steady in her hand. She was on the verge of tears. She didn’t understand how he was so calm in the midst of all of this. He remained calm even after she walked into his office with a gun pointed right at him.
“How could you do this to me? To us? We lost everything. Everything!”
“Ansley. If you can just sit the gun down. We can talk this over. I can explain everything. You’ll see. Please. Please trust me, baby.”
“How can I ever trust you again? We will never get to see her again. To hold her in our arms. She’s gone!”
“She’s not gone! I promise! We’ll get her back. You just have to have faith. Please. Why can’t you trust me?”
“My heart isn’t really ready for trust right now. It’s not full of forgiveness either.”
“Look. I did what I thought was best. They were going to kill her if I didn’t intervene. She would have been dead.”
He got up from his desk and slowly walked to her. She was fully crying at this point and was unaware that he had approached her until he had removed the gun completely from her hands. Once it was set down, she crumpled on the floor and burst into tears.
They sat there for a long time. The dam had been let loose and there was no pulling it back at this point. He knew how much pain she was in. It was his sister that was in danger. And he had the love of her life in his arms. He couldn’t even begin to explain how they had all gotten caught up in all of this mess. He could say who started it all. Father.
“Ans, we’ll get her back. I promise. And we’ll do it without involving my father. You have my word.”
“She wanted out! She told him she wanted out! Then she was just gone. He took her. He took everything. Why? I want to know why!”
“I can’t even begin to explain why he does the things he does. All I can do is say that I’m truly sorry from the bottom of my heart. I will fix this. Please believe me.”
“Okay. Okay. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. I’m nothing but a shell without her. Please bring her back to me. Please. I love her so much.”
He kissed the top of her head and continued to hold her. She needed all the comfort she could get right now. He was barely holding it together himself, but he would stay strong. For her and for Stacey. He loved them both with all of his heart and couldn’t imagine a world without them. He rocked her gently as he felt her body relax.
After some time, she fell asleep. He picked her up and carried her into her room. He softly laid her on the bed and pulled a blanket over her. He hated to see her in so much pain. He hated knowing that his sister was in the hands of horrible people all because of his father.
There was only one option he had that would make all of this right. It was something he was not willing to do at all, but his feelings didn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. He must do what was best for the girls. His girls. Without letting himself debate it any longer, he picked up the phone and hit the speed dial button. He didn’t have to wait long for an answer.
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