BOD Writing Prompt Winner: Brea Behn
(APRIL 17TH PROMPT)
The original prompt and photo can be viewed here. Check out Brea’s story below!
Prompt: This was it. She had to be here…and Jake would find her. As long as someone else didn’t find Jake first.
April hunched down in the broken patio doorway. She hoped she would be able to see Jake, but no one would be able to see her. This was it. She had to be here…and Jake would find her. As long as someone else didn’t find Jake first.
She had spent years preparing for this moment. The one she had foreseen in her visions. The moment when she would finally reunite with her long lost son. She had been so careful. Each decision she had made with special consideration of getting him back. She hoped he had been preparing as well. The way she had taught him. The future is fragile though. Despite all her efforts she had seen several possibilities of this moment. Reuniting with Jake was only one. Another was the Force catching him before he could get away. Yet another was the Force catching her and her life ending in torture and interrogation. She shuddered and pushed both of those scenarios from her mind.
April froze as the unmistakable crunching of someone walking in debris below caught her ears. It was time. Her breath rushed out of her as more footsteps joined the first. She moved as slowly as possible back into the destroyed room. Something went wrong. The Force was here.
Suddenly a hand clamped over her mouth and someone grabbed her from behind.
“Shh, mom. It’s me,” The unmistakable voice of her son whispered in her ear.
She immediately pulled away and turned to grab his face in her hands. Tears filled her eyes with relief. They hugged briefly before he pulled away.
“We have to go. The Force…”
She nodded and followed him into the darkened hallway to face a future she had not seen. One full of possibilities.