Wishes do come true

Wishes do come true

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Genre: Romance

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Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

Summary

When builder David Scott meets Alice Creswell who comes from a wealthy family, for the both of them it’s love at first sight. When David realizes who she is, he knows her parents wouldn’t approve of him and tries to fight his feelings for her. David eventually gives in and their romance blossoms, Alice is introduced to a different way of life, especially when she meets David’s sister Gina, who’s a fun-loving hippy. When her family finds out about David, Alice’s father bans her from seeing him. But Alice realizes she’s pregnant and runs away from home to be with David and marries him. Will David and Alice’s whirlwind romance last, will her family ever accept the decision Alice has made with her life and will they ever accept their grandchild? And as events unfold, whose wish will come true?

Summary

When builder David Scott meets Alice Creswell who comes from a wealthy family, for the both of them it’s love at first sight. When David realizes who she is, he knows her parents wouldn’t approve of him and tries to fight his feelings for her. David eventually gives in and their romance blossoms, Alice is introduced to a different way of life, especially when she meets David’s sister Gina, who’s a fun-loving hippy. When her family finds out about David, Alice’s father bans her from seeing him. But Alice realizes she’s pregnant and runs away from home to be with David and marries him. Will David and Alice’s whirlwind romance last, will her family ever accept the decision Alice has made with her life and will they ever accept their grandchild? And as events unfold, whose wish will come true?

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Submitted: September 09, 2017

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Alice Creswell leaned out of her bedroom window looking down the long gray brick driveway towards the large iron gates at the bottom waiting for her friend to arrive, she was desperate to have some fun. Having her birthday in the south of France with her parents was not how she imagined her eighteenth would be. As much as she loved visiting her cousins she always felt a little jealous of them, her Aunty and Uncle were a lot more relaxed than her parents were and allowed the girls to go out clubbing at weekends and they had boyfriends. All her parents wanted for her was to study hard and go to university and they were beginning to put pressure on her too to decide what career path she was going to take. Alice wished that her parents would give her some more freedom, she felt suffocated. She wished she was allowed out a little more, then maybe she would meet a nice responsible boy that her parents would approve of.

Noticing her friend’s white ford capri drive through the gates, Alice ran across her bedroom, grabbed her towel off the back of her chair and ran downstairs.

“Where’s the fire?” Her mother called as Alice rushed through the house towards the dining room.

“There’s no fire.” Alice laughed running into the kitchen and grabbing her picnic basket off the table. “Katy’s here, we’re going swimming in the lake.”

“Keep away from the lake house, the builders began working on it last week.” Her mother shouted.

“Ok, see you later,” Alice called back, she slammed the front door shut and ran down the steps as her friend Katy pulled up with 10cc’s I’m not in love playing loud on the radio.

Katy balanced her sunglasses on the end of her nose and looked over them at Alice. “Hurry up.” She grinned. “This day’s too beautiful to waste.”

Alice ran around the car put the picnic basket in the back of it and sat in the passenger seat. “Guess what I sneaked out?” She giggled.

“What?” Katy began to drive away pointing to the packet of cigarettes on the dashboard.

Alice glanced back at her house to make sure there was no one about and lit a cigarette. “A bottle of wine.” She grinned taking a long draw of the cigarette and lay her head on the back of the seat.

“No way!” Katy cried banging her hand on the steering wheel with excitement. “I tried to get one from my house but my mother was lurking about.”

Both girls began to giggle as Katy accelerated across the grounds towards the lake. “I love this song!” Alice cried turning the radio louder as Steve Harley and the cockney rebel’s, make me smile began to play. She pulled her t-shirt off, revealing her white bikini top and threw it in the back of the car.

“No flowery one piece today?” Katy giggled.

“My cousin gave me this when we were in France,” Alice answered leaning into the back seat to retrieve the bottle of wine out of the picnic basket. “My mother would have a heart attack if she saw me in this.” She laughed taking a swig of the wine out of the bottle then passed it to Katy.

The car swerved across the grass as Katy drank from the bottle then held it in the air. “Here’s to a great summer and a fake sleepover.” She passed Alice the bottle back and straightened the car up.

Alice leaned against the car door to face her friend. “I’m not sure about that, what if our parents find out?”

“Don’t worry.” Katy butted in. “I’ve got it covered, I've already told my parents I’m staying at yours for the weekend all you’ve got to do is tell your parents that you’re staying mine.”

Alice gazed out of the window feeling a little worried. “I’m not sure.”

Katy took the bottle of wine off Alice, took another swig, and began to cluck like a chicken.

“Ok, ok, I’ll do it!” Alice laughed. “But if we get caught I’ll say you made me do it.”

“Just tell them straight you're eighteen now and can do what you want.” Katy grinned, her eyes widened when she noticed a large truck by the lake house with several men with their tops off eating their lunch. “Who are they?” she asked slowing the car down.

“My father’s having the lake house renovated. What are you doing!” Alice cried as Katy turned the car towards them.

“We’re going to talk to them.” Katy slyly smiled. “Maybe a couple of them will be free to join us at the weekend.”

“No.” Alice panicked remembering her mother's last words were not to go anywhere near the lake house. “I’ve been told to stay away.”

“I haven’t.” Kate grinned as she sped towards them.

 

Parking the car behind the truck so no one would see it if they drove past, Alice nervously climbed out of the car and followed Katy towards the workmen. “Hi.” Katy sweetly said to the workmen as she leaned against the truck and lit a cigarette. “Are any of you from around here?”

A tall slim blond haired man about twenty years old stood up. “I am.” He grinned looking Kate up and down. “Why do you want to know?”

Katy giggled. “Well me and my friend here are going clubbing at Roxy’s on Saturday and were wondering if you’d like to join us.”

“Hell yeah!” He cried. “We all will if the offers open to all of us.” He thought the slim brunette standing in front of him was stunning. “I’m Tim, what’s your name?”

Katy sighed as she looked into Tim’s dark brown eyes, she thought he was a dream. “I’m Katy and that’s Alice.” She answered pointing towards her friend. “This is her father's lake house that you’re working on.

Alice could feel her face flushing, she shyly smiled and suddenly felt conscious of herself when everyone turned to look at her. She wished she had the same confidence as Katy when it came to talking to boys.

Kate walked over to Tim and took the pen that was resting behind his ear and gave it to him. “Write down your phone number.” She said holding her hand out for him to write on it.

“Come on dinner breaks over.” A voice called from inside the truck.

The workmen groaned and slowly began to stand up and pick their tools up. Alice noticed a large built man with dark brown hair climbing backward out of the truck. He stretched his body then leaned into the truck to take his clipboard out.

“That’s Dave our foreman.” Tim packed his sandwich box into his work bag. “I bet he’d be up for a good night out too.”

Katy gazed up at Tim, twirling her hair in her fingers as she swayed her body. “The more the merrier.” She giggled.

“Oi Dave!” Tim called.

David turned around and wiped his forehead with the back of his hand. “What’s up?” He glanced at the two girls that were standing close to Tim wondering why they were there.

“We’ve been invited to go clubbing at Roxy’s in the city on Saturday are you going to join us?”

“I don’t know.” David shrugged. “It depends on how much paperwork I’ve got to sort out.”

“Aww come on mate.” Tim wrapped his arm over Katy’s shoulder and pulled her close to him. “We don’t want to break the hearts of these two beauty’s do we?”

David smiled and shook his head, Tim was the biggest flirt he’d ever met, everywhere they worked he always managed to find himself female company. “I’ll think about it.” He said as he began move bags of concrete from the back of the truck and lay them on the ground.

Alice watched David working while Katy spoke to Tim, she couldn’t help but think how big and strong he was, he was lifting the bags of concrete like they were a feather. For some strange reason, Alice was curious to know what he looked like. Moving a little closer to the side of the truck so she could see his face, Alice wasn’t looking where she was stepping and tripped over a plank of wood and fell onto the grass.

David rushed over to Alice. “Are you ok?” He asked as he helped her up.

Alice felt embarrassed as she wiped the grass off her knees. “I’m ok thanks.” She nervously giggled as she looked up at him. Alice inhaled sharply and took a step back, she felt like her heart was going to explode. The well-built man standing in front of her with his dark hair, blue eyes, and dimples, he was gorgeous.

David’s heart began to race, the slim honey blond girl with big blue eyes standing in front of him took his breath away, she was beautiful. “I’m Dave.” He smiled holding his hand out to her.

Alice could feel herself melting at the sound of his voice. “I’m Alice.” She nervously licked her lips and shook his hand.

They both felt like they were the only people in the world as they gazed into each other’s eyes for what seemed like forever.

“Come on Alice,” Katy called walking back to the car, she blew a kiss to Tim and linked her arm through Alice’s. “Are you joining us Saturday Dave, or are you going to be boring and do your paperwork?”

Alice looked up at Dave with hopeful eyes and smiled.

“I’ll be there.” He smiled as he reached up onto the truck to take another bag of cement off it.

 

David’s heart was still racing as he watched Alice and Katy drive away, he had just met the girl of his dreams and was looking forward to going out on Saturday.

Alice kneeled on the car seat and gazed out of the back window, her heart was still racing, she had just met the man of her dreams. As the work truck disappeared into the distance her heart began to ache. Even though Saturday night was only four nights away, it felt like it was years away.  


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