The Pursuit

July 20, 2022 at 8:25 am 32 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 22 July 2022

 Fleur Lind
Photo Credit: Fleur Lind

 
For Elian, life was good. He was happy and contented. It changed when he met and fall in love with Megan.

He thought she was the one, but when he proposed, she rejected him outright.

“Get over yourself,“ she said. “Have you been drinking again?”

It could’ve been meant as a joke, but it didn’t come across that way. Elian felt insulted and led him into the seemingly bottomless dark hole of anger and bitterness.

Elian, to his credit, came to his senses and didn’t give up on his pursuit. He eventually won her over after overcoming his alcohol addiction.

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32 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  July 20, 2022 at 10:53 am

    A happy ending after all

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    • 2. plaridel  |  July 20, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      neil:

      yes, all’s well that ends well. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  July 20, 2022 at 11:13 am

    A similar idea this week, although yours much more romantic and with a happy ending! I went the other way! Nicely done.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  July 20, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      iain:

      i was actually leaning on the idea that if he couldn’t have her, nobody would. but changed my mind at the last minute. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. larry trasciatti  |  July 20, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    Then all worked out as well as possible

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    • 6. plaridel  |  July 21, 2022 at 7:44 am

      larry:

      glad it did. 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. Sandra  |  July 21, 2022 at 3:03 am

    Happy ever after… with the cruel lady.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  July 21, 2022 at 7:43 am

      sandra:

      well, that’s funny. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. rochellewisoff  |  July 21, 2022 at 3:30 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Apparently, his addiction came between them. Glad he overcame his addiction and her objections. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 10. plaridel  |  July 21, 2022 at 7:43 am

      rochelle:

      love conquers all. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. Keith's Ramblings  |  July 21, 2022 at 4:05 am

    Thank goodness she waited for him to change his ways. True love.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  July 21, 2022 at 7:42 am

      keith:

      i’ll drink to that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. GHLearner  |  July 21, 2022 at 4:15 am

    Good for them, I hope he can stay sober. It’s admirable to overcome an addiction.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  July 21, 2022 at 7:42 am

      gabi:

      just think positive. 🙂

      Reply
  • 15. granonine  |  July 21, 2022 at 6:44 am

    I guess he got over himself, just as she asked. Not an easy task for addictions. I hope she truly appreciates the battle he fought in her behalf.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  July 21, 2022 at 7:42 am

      linda:

      that’s what true love can do to you. 🙂

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      • 17. Bill  |  July 21, 2022 at 10:58 am

        Interestingly, the title of the book and movie are both, “When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story.” 🙂 Her point: it’s not enough.

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        • 18. plaridel  |  July 22, 2022 at 7:53 am

          bill:

          it’s all about perspective, of course. 🙂

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          • 19. Bill  |  July 22, 2022 at 9:42 am

            It is indeed. 🙂

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  • 21. Bill  |  July 21, 2022 at 10:54 am

    Great story, but that had to take a while. Glad it worked out, be it with Megan or someone else.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  July 22, 2022 at 7:53 am

      bill:

      at least for now, it does indeed.

      Reply
  • 23. poetisatinta  |  July 22, 2022 at 1:25 am

    Oh it’s always good to have a happy ending ♥️

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    • 24. plaridel  |  July 22, 2022 at 7:52 am

      poetisatinta:

      i couldn’t agree more. 🙂

      Reply
  • 25. James McEwan  |  July 22, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Many a relationship ends for the reasons you’ve given, A happy ending was worth the read.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  July 22, 2022 at 7:52 am

      james:

      he should thank his lucky stars. 🙂

      Reply
  • 27. draliman  |  July 22, 2022 at 6:12 am

    I’m not sure she really is the one after treating him like that, but at least he overcame his addiction!

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    • 28. plaridel  |  July 22, 2022 at 7:52 am

      draliman:

      i know what you mean.

      Reply
  • 29. msjadeli  |  July 22, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    I’m glad she had the courage to speak out and I’m glad he had the courage to kick the habit. May they enjoy wedded bliss with each other. Good story.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  July 26, 2022 at 11:49 am

      msjadeli:

      amen.

      Reply
  • 31. authorfleurl  |  July 23, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    I’m glad it all worked out. Good story.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  July 26, 2022 at 11:48 am

      fleurl:

      for now at least, but let’s keep our fingers crossed. 🙂

      Reply

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