"Love and War" Chapter 5 Part 1

Nancy Czerwinski By Nancy Czerwinski, 19th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Danielle left Max behind to return to her farm. Her heart is heavy with sadness. The trip was a nightmare and she's fortunate to have survived it.

Walking through the front door

Danielle had barely made it home safely. It had been a terrible trip. The army supply truck had good tires but the problem was the snow drifts. The driver had to gauge where the road was and that was not easy. The blowing wind and snow made it very difficult. Fortunately the guys made this trip every week or two so they were familiar with the territory. At one point they hit a bump in the road and Danielle slid off the seat. She didn't get hurt but she was a little bruised and sore from the experience. There were several twists and turns in the road home that gave her cause to wonder. When they pulled up in front of the farmhouse Danielle said a small prayer of thanks because it was only with God's grace that she arrived at her front door.

A restless night

Danielle was thankful that the animals had been taken care of for the night. She was exhausted from the trip and the snow was deeper than ever. Her arm still hurt from when she slid off the seat. Jake her dearest farmhand had brought extra wood in from outside. She put it in the old wood burner. The living room felt warm. The heavy curtains were closed and that kept any drafts out. It felt good to sit down on the couch and watch the fire. Her mind was on Max. She knew he was devastated that she'd come back to the farm. She really had no choice. This was her home. It was the hand she'd been dealt in life and with the it came responsibilities. This had been her grandparents home and then her parents home. Now it was her home and she wanted to succeed and make them proud. She could feel their blessings all around her.

A lonely night

Danielle was alone in the farmhouse and the emptiness and solitude was hard to take. It was so different than being in Miss Renee's rooming house. It was full and there were people everywhere. Dinners reminded her of when her parents had been alive. They would sit down to dinner and discuss the day. Now things were so different. Her parents were gone and she was running the farm. She sighed and went in the kitchen to make a cup of tea. She looked outside at the moon. Her thoughts went to Max. She wondered if he was looking out his window. She could feel a tear on her cheek. If there was one thing she knew for sure it was that she loved that man.

Lighting a candle

Danielle placed her cup of tea on the small table next to the couch. She went over to the mantel and lit some candles. She always kept long matches in the side drawer because they were easier to use. She pulled one out of the box and proceeded to light her candles. The sent from the candles was heavenly. Vanilla was her favorite scent by far. It made the old living room feel warm and inviting on such a cold winter night. Danielle knew she was warm and safe but things would have been perfect if Max was by her side.

Early Morning

Danielle had fallen asleep on the couch. When she opened her eyes she was wrapped up in a blanket. She must have taken it off the back of the couch. She felt nice and warm. The old couch seemed like a security blanket last night. She had been too tired to go upstairs so she just stayed there. She still had a little tea left in her cup from the night before. The fire was starting to die down so she needed to add wood. She got off the couch and walked over to where she kept the wood. She opened the big door to the wood burner and added a few logs. Then she went over to the window and looked out. The snow had stopped but the drifts were high. Danielle went in the kitchen to start the coffee. She had chores to do but first she needed to get dressed. The coffee smelled heavenly this morning. She felt a little twinge in her shoulder from her mishap yesterday. When she looked at her shoulder she had a large bruise. It was no wonder she felt like she'd been in a fight.

To be continue

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Farm, Moon, Night, Snow Drifts, Solitude, Tea, Trip

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I'm a mother and a grandmother. I love to write and be creative. If I can make one person smile I've done what I set out to do.

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author avatar Retired
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Great chapter!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you so much for your moderation Mark. You're the best!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Jessica, thank you so much. You are so kind to follow my story. Smiles to you.

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author avatar Retired
19th Mar 2015 (#)

You've got a page-turner here, Nancy. Why don't you self-publish using these articles as chapters in a book? If you can publish here, you can self-publish in book format. I would by your book in a flash.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
19th Mar 2015 (#)

LeRain thank you so much for the compliment. You are without a doubt the very best. I am thinking about publishing a book and I welcome your suggestions.

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author avatar Shamarie
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Great part, Nancy, I hope you do publish this story once you complete it!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Shamarie, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. You are the best! Smiles to you this evening.

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author avatar Carol Roach
19th Mar 2015 (#)

another great chapter

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you so much Carol. Smiles to you this evening.

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author avatar Retired
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Another great part of the story! Excellent work!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
19th Mar 2015 (#)

Carmen, thank you so much for following along from chapter to chapter. You are the best!

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author avatar Utah Jay
20th Mar 2015 (#)

I am really liking your choice of pictures Nancy...Great taste.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
20th Mar 2015 (#)

Utah thank you so much for reading my story and I'm so glad you like the pictures. I search and search for just the right ones. Smiles to you!

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author avatar spirited
20th Mar 2015 (#)

"If there was one thing she knew for sure it was that she loved that man."

I guess even after or during a war we can always know this.

Your story is becoming a real love story now Nancy.

That type of love will always help us to survive a war, I feel.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
20th Mar 2015 (#)

Amazing book! I love romance stories that are mixed with war, intrigue, drama, and issues that must be worked through. Thankfully, love normally prevails. Fantastic work, Nancy!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
20th Mar 2015 (#)

Sherri, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. You are the best!

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author avatar Kingwell
20th Mar 2015 (#)

Looking forward to the next chapter. Blessings.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
20th Mar 2015 (#)

Kingwell, thank you so much for taking the time to read each chapter. You are the best.

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author avatar Ptrikha
23rd Mar 2015 (#)

Quite well written!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
23rd Mar 2015 (#)

Ptrikha, thank you so much for following my story. You are the best. Thank you for the wonderful comment.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Apr 2015 (#)

Lots of love even in war - hope love scores over war all the time. Cannot understand why we need to fight at all, makes no sense. Thanks Nancy for the lovely story - siva

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