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Eliza: Chapter Eight: The Surprise

May 2, 2009

Eliza enjoyed having Darryl in her life, and the two spent many hours talking about their future — the house they would build, the children they would have, the dreams they shared.  Eliza wanted to make this relationship work.  Even though Darryl still hadn’t proposed, she felt in her heart that they were meant to be together.

All in all, life continued on as usual, except Eliza found that with Darryl she was a little happier each day than she had been before.

Eliza also found time to learn more about her ancestral legacy.   She studied the journal of her great Aunt Isabelle with the fervor of one on a mission.  She was on a mission.  With every day that passed without finding her cousin, Eliza grew more hopeless.  She’d hoped, when Miss Emmy handed her the large leather bound book, that there would be a clue, a path, something that would lead her to Isadora.  But there was nothing, nothing that Eliza could see, anyway.  Just the same sense of foreboding all the DiPotere women seemed to have been born with, followed by the series of tragic events.  None of it made sense, really.  A whole family can’t  just disappear, can they?  Eliza wondered as she paged through the journal once more.


Kennedy & Isa 2

Isa had been an adorable litle girl (like all the DiPotere women, thought Eliza), and was as devoted to her father as a daughter could be. Isa’s father was a man named Kennedy, whom Bella Donna had met working in a restaurant.  Their story seemed so romantic, like a fairy tale.


Kennedy, BD and baby Isa

Even with the immense difference in age, it was clear from these pictures that Kennedy was the love of Bella Donna’s life, and that the two cherished their role as parents. How sad, thought Eliza, that this family wasn’t allowed to fulfill it’s legacy. Eliza stood, and as she moved to put Isa’s journal away for the night, she felt a strange movement in her stomach. She spun around in a spasm of pain and suddenly Eliza knew.


Her own DiPotere legacy was just beginning.

Go on to Chapter Nine

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2009 9:00 am

    Maybe having a baby triggers the curse …

  2. pieridae permalink*
    May 5, 2009 12:36 am

    That’s an interesting thought. Have to wait and see… 🙂

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