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A letter to Frank from Eveline.

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Dear Frank, I am deeply sorry for what I have done to you. I know that there is no excuse for what I did, leaving you so suddenly at the boat. Especially after all the trouble you went to, making it possible so that we could be together. I can only explain the reasons for my actions, and hope that you will understand. I spent the evening, of the day that we were due to leave, sitting by the window, gazing out at my memories. As I stared at the new houses across the street, I saw the old field that used to be there. I was playing there with my old friends; I was young, careless and free. I was devastated when they built houses on top of our field, my past. Time may have moved on, but I still long to be there. I grasp the past, like a young child that grasps their mother. I fear change, and as long as I feel this way, I will never, of my own accord, be able to leave my home. My life, in my home, is not over. My whole life is contained within these walls. At the moment, my history is what I live for. I couldn't just pack my bags and leave. ...read more.


We all complain about our lives, but if they are taken away, we are left lost. I realized that very little, if even, of my life would stay the same, if I went away with you. I don't want that. You blame this life for making me miserable, as it does sometimes, but this has become apart of me. I'd rather stay here and be miserable, than run away and be miserable in a strange place, where I have no comfort. It's like being a prisoner, serving his sentence in jail; he becomes accustomed to his new life, and learns to accept it, until he has served his time. Even then he can be scared about leaving the safe dwellings that have become his home. Like the prisoner, I have not served my full sentence, and neither am I confident about leaving my home. Frank, I am just a girl, not a woman. I belong with my family. I am not mature enough to become your wife and not ready for such an adult life. I do believe you will make an excellent husband, but I know that I am not ready to have a husband, or to take the next step towards life. Here, I am still treated like a girl, not like a little child, but I am definitely not treated like a woman. ...read more.


I love my brothers and sisters, and I couldn't bear to hurt them, in such a way as I would if I had of discarded them from my life, to be your wife. I made a promise to my mother Frank, which I cannot break, my heart refuses to allow me to. I promised her that I would keep this home together, for as long as I can. I can keep this home together for a lot longer, I know I can, it may not seem fair, but love is not fair. I do love you Frank, but I am not ready to give up my life, for a man. I experienced some of the best moments of my life with you, and I will not forget that. I know I lead you to believe that I wanted to be your wife, but I did not intentionally lie to you. I was so caught up in the excitement of having you as mine, that I let the seriousness of our relationship develop further than I wanted it too. This chapter of my life is not finished. I don't know what the next chapter of my life is going to be about, but I do not think that it is marriage. There is nothing else I can say Frank, to excuse my behavior. I can only pray that you can find it in your heart to forgive me. My deepest apologies, Eveline. ...read more.

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