After several search parties over the next few days, Bowie’s body was found then sent home and laid to rest. But whatever happened to Holly is still a mystery and soon enough she became one of Selvadorada’s very own urban legends. The locals call her “The Jilted Lover” or “The Lady of the Falls.” I don’t have any proof but deep down, I still think she’s out there…somewhere. And as for me, I stuck around in Selvadorada for a while.
“Shane.” Hawk greeted me warmly when we ran into each other in the market one evening. “I thought you would be long gone by now.” I gazed up at him and felt the butterflies in my stomach going all aflutter. I just couldn’t believe the effect this man had on me. “Oh, me too. I was ready to hop on the first boat out of here but I had a change of heart.” I shrugged and smiled. “That is very welcome news indeed.” He reached out and trailed his finger down my cheek. I instantly felt weak to my knees. “I know you’ve been through so much recently but when you’re feeling up to it, we should talk.” I nodded in agreement. “Maybe we’ll have a chance to rekindle the flame between us.” He murmured as he moved closer to me.
“Maybe.” I teased as he slid his arms around my waist. “But wait.” I put my hand on his chest and pushed him away. “What about that woman in the bar? Aren’t you with her?” I frowned. “What?” He looked bewildered. “No. I’m still doing tours during the day but I’ve also begun moonlighting as a dance instructor.” He grinned at me. “Oh.” I blushed. “You were jealous?” He appeared amused. “Of course I was! And what about all of the dirty looks I received in the bar a while back ago?” His grin grew wider. “Ah. It was because you broke the heart of the town’s favorite tour guide. But now you’ll have a chance to redeem yourself.” He winked at me. “Well what are we waiting for? Kiss me already.” I giggled. “As you wish, mi cielo.” He did not disappoint as he soon swept me off my feet. After I caught my breath, I finally asked him what his pet name for me meant. “My heaven.” He replied.
I don’t what the future holds for us or what happens now but I have high hopes. Maybe it’s a mistake to stay in Selvadorada…or maybe it’s exactly what was meant to happen. What’s life without a little risk?