We are sharing entries from our second-annual Literary Lovers Mash-Up Writing Contest — which offered you the chance to combine two romantic heroics from different books. We’ll be featuring all of the qualifying stories over the next few days, so check back periodically for all of these great submissions! Participants will also be receiving a set of Novel Novice bookmarks!
Today we have Amanda E.’s story, featuring Luce from Lauren Kate’s Fallen series and Jacob Black from The Twilight Saga:
Three days. That’s how much time has passed since Luce Price stepped through the Announcer. Leaving everyone she cared for. Everything she had witnessed… behind her. She desired too know the truth of why all that has happened in her life, past and present, was happening.
After stopping to rest Luce began to walk the roadside once more, attempting to hitch a ride to Seattle. The sound of a fast moving car echoed in her ears. She turned to see an expensive sports car pull to a stop next to her. A young man with shaggy looking black hair opened the passenger door; Luce slid inside and pulled it shut behind her. As the man started down the road, Luce couldn’t help but notice how ruggedly hansom he was.
“Thanks for the ride.”
“No problem. My names Jacob. So, where you heading too?”
“Seattle. For now anyways.” Luce turned towards the window, sadness shown deeply in her eyes, this Jacob could see. “By the way, my name’s Luce.”
“Well, Luce. It’s a long drive to Seattle and I may not look like it, but I’m a real good listener.” She looked at him and smiled for the first time in days. So, she told him almost everything. Leaving out the Fallen Angel’s and the Nephilim’s. Jacob could see she was holding something back, but he didn’t ask. They sat in silence for several miles after she finished before the anyone spoke.
“Listen, Luce. I’m not sure if what you said is true or not, but I do know first hand how crazy life can get when something you never thought possible suddenly happens. Only then do you realize that the life you had; is gone and you can never get it back.” She was silent as he explained how his life changed dramatically overnight. Of how things had gone from bad to worse in such a short time.
An hour later the car pulled up in front of a bus station. After Jacob put it in park Luce opened the door only to be stopped by his hand on her arm. It was warm on her cool skin.
“If you really do love this Daniel guy… well then, I really hope it all works out for the both of you.” Luce touched his hand with hers before stepping out of the car.
“Thank you Jacob. I hope everything works out for you as well. Hopefully, we both find what we are looking for. Goodbye Jacob.” Luce didn’t know what it was, but something about Jacob just remind her of Daniel. It wasn’t his looks or even how he was a good listener. No, it was how he gave words of encouragement and understanding for her situation.
As she walked towards the bus station Luce knew what she had to do. She had to find out all that she could about her past. So, her and Daniel could have a future together. Free of pain and sadness. Leaving only everlasting love.