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Author: Captaingymshorts PM
The story of Jack and Kimberly. Kimberly met Jack after he lost his high school sweetheart. Jack soon learned to love Kimberly, and cherish every fiber of her being. They promise to love each other forever. They will make sure of it.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,237 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 01-14-13 - Published: 12-28-12 - id: 3086982
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Greeings, everyone! What you are about to read is a story that serves as the backstory to my other work on this site, Better Dig Two. Let me be clear in saying that you DON'T actually have to go and read BTD. This story makes just enough sense without it.
Unlike what you are about to read, which is a full-fledged narrative, Better Dig Two was actually a music video draft for the song of the same name which was written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen, and made popular by the Band Perry.
What you are about to read is my entirely from MY OWN imagination. That being said, I hope yall enjoy!
Six-year-old Kimberly Reed sat and looked at herself in the mirror, as her mother perfected Kimberly's hair. The little one was the flower-girl in her cousin's wedding.
"You look very pretty, Kimberly." Her mother said.
"Mama, what does 'getting married' mean?" the six-year-old asked.
"Remember our manners," Mrs. Reed said. Kimberly let out a polite 'thank you'. Her mother smiled. "Marriage is when a man and a woman decide to be together forever. After a man and woman are married, they have to promise that they will be in love with each other forever, never with anybody else. Your daddy and I are married, Kimberly."
"But what about after their lives? What about after they pass away?"
Mrs. Reed kneeled down to look at her daughter's reflection in the mirror with her. "Then they will still be together in Heaven. " Kimberly and her mother smiled.
'Together forever in Heaven...' The words echoed in her head. "But what if the man I get married to decides to be in love with another woman?"
Kimberly's mother turned Kimberly in her chair so that they were looking at each other. "Kimberly, the law says that you can get divorced. That means you aren't married anymore." She said when noticed Kimberly about to ask. "But, divorce is an abomination. So, it's important to know that whoever you marry loves you more than any other woman. Do you understand?" Kimberly nodded. Her mother smiled. "Good. Now, the Wedding is about to start. We need to get you in place." She said as she took Kimberly's hand.
That night, across town...
Nine-year-old Jack Currington sat on the couch in his living room, playing his Nintendo. His mother was out of town on business. His father was at work.
'Actually, he usually gets home around this time,' Jack thought. His thoughts were answered as he heard the sound of his father's truck pulling in a parking spot outside of their apartment.
Jack paused the game, and stood up to greet his father. "Hey Dad!" Jack said as his father walked into the house. Jack wasn't afraid to admit that his father was his hero.
But, to Jack's surprise, his father was entering their tiny apartment with another woman on his arm.
"Who is this, Dad?" Jack asked, as the woman gave Jack an over friendly smile. Kind of like she was trying to say 'Oh hi, I'm a friend of your dads! It's nice to meet you! '
"Jack, this is Missy. She's a friend I knew in High School." His father said. Missy actually looked...well, rather trashy. Nothing like his mother, who was beautiful and angelic.
"Oh...okay..." Jack said, unsure. All of a sudden, Jack felt himself yawn. Quite loudly, at that. "Well, I'm going to go to bed. Goodnight, Dad."
Jack turned to go to his room, as the woman walked into his parent's bedroom.
"Goodnight." Jack's father said. "Oh, and Jack?"
Jack turned to look at his father.
"There's no reason your mother has to hear about this, understand?"
Jack seemed confused at first, but understood at some level. He nodded, and turned to go to bed.
Jack made it to his senior year of High School. And boy, a LOT had happened since he was nine. His parents had gotten divorced, and he lived with his mom. He was left tackle on the school's football team. And to top it all off, he was dating Emma. A girl he had had a crush on since freshman year. She wasn't exactly too popular, but she was beautiful. And she was perfect in Jack's eyes.
And everyone loved the two of them together. The brown haired, brown eyed football player and the red headed girl-next-door were even voted "most likely to get married to each other" in the Senior Superlative elections.
Kimberly, on the other hand, was a sophomore in Jack's high school. She played Clarinet in the band, and even tried playing basketball. That didn't exactly work out too well... Other than that, she wasn't much into sports.
The blue-eyed blonde wasn't exactly "nerdy", however. Despite the fact that she seemedquiet, she was fun to be around once you actually got to know her.
It was safe to say that Jack and Kimberly were on separate sides of the social spectrum. Other than passing each other in the hallways, and Kimberly seeing Jack play football while she played Clarinet in the band on the sidelines, they really had never met. That was until one night.