“To Have and to Hold”
By Scott L Vannatter – October 25, 2014
It was an arranged marriage and Chelsey did not like Hubert one bit.
He was going to be her husband only because her family owed him so much money which he promised to forgive after the ceremony.
This did not, of course, happen and her poor father was going to have to work himself to death in the mine just to keep out of legal problems and from losing his house and family; her mother was sickly and Chelsey was an only child.
On their wedding night, Chelsey, with a smile, told him she would give him what he deserved.
How unfortunate she should be a widow after one night because of a loose rug at the top of the stairs?