A Widow Rediscovers What Life Is About
Date: 11/6/2017, Categories: Mature, Author: mrotis, Source: LushStories
Bob and Karen met Rachel and Stephen when their sons began primary school. The two boys, Jake and Sam, quickly became friends and so did their parents. Bob and Stephen enjoyed going to the pub together. Rachel’s bouncy, joyous personality contrasted from Karen’s more serious, business-like persona, but they developed a truly intimate friendship. The two couples would dine at one or the others houses nearly once a week, and they took the boys away for a joint vacation on several occasions. However, when Sam was eight and Rachel was forty four, Stephen died of a sudden heart attack. Bob and Karen did everything that best friends can at a time of tragedy, but Rachel was inconsolable. After a year of struggling with her loss, Rachel decided to move from London to Edinburgh, where her parents lived, to build a new life. Money was not a problem – Stephen was wealthy from birth and his death produced a generous life insurance payout – but loneliness was. Bob, Karen and Jake travelled to visit Rachel and Sam, but over time the trips because less frequent. As years passed, the relationship deteriorated to the point where only Christmas cards and a rare phone call were exchanged. Part of the problem was time and distance, but it did not help that, as Bob described it, Rachel was no longer capable of having a good time. When Sam turned nineteen, he went away to university. Once Sam left, Rachel soon learned what real loneliness was all about. Her parents had passed away and with Sam ...