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Short Love Story--Ryan's Hope finale

Updated on March 12, 2013

Three months Later

Prague, Czech Republic

Sunday Morning Service

Czech Unitarian Church At Karlova

11 a.m.

Alexis and Bertha are done with church service. We just found out that they were going to get married in two weeks (they don't even warn the writer!). Did she have time to tell Ryan? Nope! Bertha's parents drove and parked themselves for the next service Near Alexis' car. Bertha's parents missed the early service. Alexis and Bertha are is heading to his Citroen C5 turbo.

Three, two, one, Action!

Alex heard a deep whistling sound inside his ears. A shadowy and slightly "invisible energy" passed Bertha and him by. Was something bad going to happen?

Same Time

Bonn Germany

Downtown Mall

Spanning across from the central Garden, we noticed a couple walking through this mall. It was Ryan and Sasha Shapova, a stunning Russian descendant female "friend," who he was going out with, after Bertha broke his heart 12 weeks ago.--They don't even have the decency to warn Joseph De Cross.

In a couple of weeks he will be leaving for Afghanistan for a classified "decompressing" tour. His communications skills and IT Networking served him well since his days at the AFB in Colorado Springs. He was selected to join a team. Not team 6 for sure.

"Ryan, I know you don't want to talk about these things, but would you want to go with me to London this weekend? Is July 2nd, and we will have two days off. I will get us both a pair of plane tickets. The price tag goes on me, deal!?"

That was Sasha, who in a way wanted to settle her heart with Ryan. Well, women do not tell us that! She had to make her move anyway.

Smetanovo Nabr Historic Centre, Prague

Silence; 3, 2,1.. Action! Roll it!

Alex was driving for five minutes with his girlfriend, and felt as though someone was following him. Not only one, but two black 4X4 SUV Peugeot 4008 were following Surgeon Alexis Bradisnova.

He decided to make a right turn on the alley shown in the picture. On the other end of the alley a white RCZ Peugeot, blocked Bertha and Alex. There was no doubt: they have been ambushed... Oh my!

The black SUV parked behind him and immediately got into action: they took Alexis out of his car with no mercy at all. Bertha panicked and covered her face, shaking and crying. This was so unreal.. within the longest second, she heard two bullets! They shot her boyfriend's head execution style. A mafia group? Nope! Long story:

A well-to-do family hired these thugs and ended Alexis' life; he wasn't careful a year ago and let a well known patient die. It was the Patriarch of that powerful family. They fled, but left Bertha alive! Was her guardian angel with her?

Oh! Sasha!
Oh! Sasha! | Source

Ramstein Air Base

Kaiserslautern (K-Town)

South west from Bönn


Sasha and Ryan were done with their activities at their barracks, and were about to head themselves to London. Sasha was coming to pick up Ryan anytime soon. Her almost see through pink miniskirt was going to do wonders today. The tickets were bought and they got a fair discount for being at the Air Force.

Unfolding events...

Bertha was released from the Hospital and headed to her parent's home. She started writing like a zombie, maybe for the last time..? on Ryan's FB wall.

"My boyfriend was killed 9 hours ago. Parents are devastated. Police asked me so many questions You... please bear with me. I don't know how to ask you for forgiveness. I broke your heart two times. But for the first time I'm going to tell you this: My heart was broken twice as well. My parents wanted me to marry my own... and I complied, but my heart always belonged to you..."

Bryan and ourselves were in tears too. He was in shock. Suddenly, Sasha knocked his door. She was ready. She knew he was going to be hers soon.... soon? "Ready Ryan? London is waiting 'hun' you know that..!"

Cut! wrap it for the day...!


The finale

Bryan opened the door and ran as far as he could to his Nissan-Altima that he shipped from Colorado. Sasha was coming his way and didn't have time to stop him: "Ryan, wait! What happened?"

"Sorry, Sasha. Got an emergency. Will explain when I come back!"

"You! You are such an asshole! This is not fair. Idiot!"

On his cell Bryan was confirming his flight to Prague... and not to London. He was driving like nuts to the International Airport near Cologne. His heart was taking him back in time as though he was 16 again. His first kiss, the tree carved with their I love you's all were in his mind.

He was crying like a kid. Feeling that lump stuck in his neck on and off. All he knew was.. he wanted to see Bertha. His career, his ambitions and his hopes didn't amount to what he felt for Bertha.

The final Encounter... Karlův most v Praze

Charles Bridge in Prague (Karlův most v Praze)
Charles Bridge in Prague (Karlův most v Praze) | Source

Charles Bridge, Prague (Karlův most v Praze)

Ryan made it to Prague in a 45 minutes flight. Bertha told him to meet her at the famous Charles Bridge (why women do ti so romantic?). Ryan told the Taxi driver to park near the bridge. Bertha was on the other side and didn't know he was getting closer to her. And yes, they felt something. Her heart started to beat harder because she heard her name: "Bertha!!"

One more time! It was Ryan running to her from the other end. They were living and breathing like never before. Both knew this time was for them to find each other all over again. Luckily it was on the same day she left with her parents the U.S. July, 3rd. (Not even the author knew this!)

While running to each other, we began to see their lives in sequences...

  • The first time they met at high school
  • The day she taught him how to say, "I love you" in Czech.
  • The first time they kissed behind the tree and swore to love each other forever and ever.
  • And the day they had to let each other go... 9 years ago.

Finally they reached each other arms and got into the sweetest embrace.They didn't say a word. She knew what he was thinking, and that was enough for him. Finally, on a sunny afternoon, they kissed again.... and again!

A street vendor approached them and gave them a CD. "From Lord De Cross; is free for you both." They didn't care much, they began to walk into a future as one. Finally, both got lost between people and that misty afternoon.


Breaking Those Chains of Love!!


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  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Ann1Az2, Yeah it was a rollercoster ride. Thanks for coming around. We hope to see you again. This is based on a true account by the way.

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    5 years ago from Orange, Texas

    My good, it's about time these two got together! Great ending.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Always exploring; you said it prefectly, true love survives through it all. Is written in lyrics, ancient scryptures and in loving hearts that trust each other no matter what. Thanks for dropping by!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Maria Jordan, hi there my friend! Love those interviews of yours. Regarding these two, they will have to explain to their loved ones, or future generations what kept them in faith, until the very end? I cannot imagine it until I pronounce the word "love." Thanks Maria; you always looking out for us!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    GlimmerTwin Fan, you were part of the team that pushed the story for a happy ending. The finale wasn't even thought of until two hours before of writing the hub. Great challenge to our mind indeed.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Hi Tammy, not only roller coaster but a tornado of emotions with unpredictable evoloving plotting. Great to see you writing words of approval. Auf wiedersehen!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Movie Master, Thanks so much. A compliment from a director is much appreciated and we are short of words at times, but thanks for letting us know that we are into something worth being read. Thanks Lesley.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Kj Force, being in the Air Force, you can ship your whole house and your car, to Germany. Not going into more details though. Thanks for your fun comments. Writing a movie? Sure! Why not? There is more that was left untold, like the misterious patenting in the beginning. Amazing right?

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Thelma Alberts from Germany, we are so glad you came around to drop a comment. Seems that we know our way around in Europe? We thank you for recognizing our efforts. Thanks for your input!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Michelle hi! This story started as just a hub, and was expanded to a trilogy by request. Thanks for cheering us!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Hi Billy! Thanks for your continue support. Sincerely appreciated by your comments and your heart. We are glad to have you with us.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    This was a great story..True love always survives..Yea..

  • marcoujor profile image

    Maria Jordan 

    5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    A satisfyingly sentimental send-off for these two...

    I loved this romantic story from start to finish.

    Voted UP and ABI. Hugs, Maria

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    Claudia Mitchell 

    5 years ago

    Ahhh. See, I had a feeling it was meant to be. Nice ending!

  • tammyswallow profile image


    5 years ago from North Carolina

    Bestill meinem Herzen! That was quite the rollercoaster ride. I am relived this story has a happy ending. Well done and very touching.

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    Movie Master 

    5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Wow Joseph, that was some love story movie!

    Brilliant and voted up!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Hi Faith Reaper, thanks for stopping by. Is funny to know that 2 hours before, there was no hub or no plan. The ending needed drastic changes in between, and we pulled this monster off. Thanks for your kind words and glad you enjoyed it!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Deborah Brooks, thanks for your kind words, seems that we hit Ryan in the head and made him run for his life and the love he was missing. Thanks for being here with us. Honestly, the story came back in a cinematic way. We just wrote what was happening in front of our eyes.

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    5 years ago from Florida

    Lord De Cross...whoa...I can't wait to go back and read the beginning, I hate coming in after the movie started...pardon my question, but an Altima Nisson shipped from Colorado? with all that snow and the mountains..I would have expected a Range Rover..( when I lived ther that's what I drove ) will be hearing from me on the other are writing a movie no? enjoyed immensely..

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    Thelma Alberts 

    5 years ago from Germany

    Wow! I felt indeed like in the movie house. Very romantic. Awesome. Thanks for sharing your love story. It´s brilliant!

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    Michelle Liew 

    5 years ago from Singapore

    Quite the one for romance, I see, Lord. A tremendous love story, and I like the take on the title! Keep them coming, coz I'll be sure to pop by. Sharing, and votes up and across!

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    Bill Holland 

    5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Awww, you big romantic guy, you! Great ending; if I had been alone when I read this I would have stood and applauded....Bravo...Bravo...Bravo!

    Loved it my friend, and now I can go to be satiated!

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    Faith Reaper 

    5 years ago from southern USA

    Awesome, Lord De Cross style!!! The manner in which you have written this finale, is just as Debbie said, it makes one feel like you are there in a whirl-wind of a movie with non-stop action, fast-paced, action-packed love story! Whew! At times, it does make one laugh, just because of how you phrase things, which adds to the interest. It's as though one's eyes had to keep moving so fast reading the words to catch up to the story, cool! Hmmm, how did you do that? I guess just being the writer, Lord de Cross. Love the finale! Excellent twists and turns which keeps one reading until the lovely ending. Voted Way Up to the Heavens In His Love, Faith Reaper

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 

    5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    Wow Joseph I bow to the master my friend.. you are truly the one to write these loves stories.. i felt like I was in a movie.. and truly everyone if you haven't read the first two parts you need to read them

    awesome and sharing



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