11:45. Decision time.
Rowland and Eliza, having finished the final dance of the evening, headed down to the garden behind the estate. She held his hand, afraid to let him go, even for an instant. Could she really turn her back on what she was? It’s not like there was a master UNDO button she could hit if she changed her mind. But she couldn’t live without him either.
Rowland stopped in a secluded area, behind a towering tree.
Eliza could see tears in his eyes, evidence of his fear that she would say no.
And she almost did.
“Please. Come with me,” he said.
How could she throw away someone so beautiful. Someone who had altered her life in such a drastic way. Of all the men out there, she had been blessed enough to win him. If she let him go now, she would regret it for the rest of her life.
Smiling, she said, “Yes. I’ll come with you.”
Gold sparks swirled around them, and Eliza’s body tingled as the transformation started to take hold.
This concludes the prequel to The Transformation. It has been a blast for me to expand on a story that started as a little entry into a contest. At the time, I had no idea it would turn into this! I’m so glad you all enjoyed it!
The original story and this last scene of the prequel overlap, although each has its own special set of details.