His Destiny

Several comments suggested I should extend my story of Alex passing through the Portal from Sue’s prompt last week.
This is her prompt this week so here goes!

The room seemed strange now that the portal had closed.
It wasn’t that there was no way out, just that things were in reverse and a new doorway had appeared in the opposite wall.
His view through the window was far different to the street of his rented house.
Following the sound of laughter, he found himself in a large banqueting hall.

‘Alexander, my boy! Glad you could make it. Do join us!’
Somewhat surprised that he was known by this rotund fellow in an ill-fitting smoking jacket and equally bad toupee, he approached the fireplace.
As the evening wore on and he was included in more and more conversations, his previous life recollections dwindled in his mind and memories were replaced with current events.
Then She entered the room.

He recognised her, but didn’t know her name, and could not grasp where he had seen her before.
‘Hello Alex,’ she said, her voice velvet and gentle, those two words a caress on his senses.
Taking his arm, they walked out onto the veranda overlooking the grounds where the mist was teasing the distant trees beyond the road.
He stood mute looking into her sapphire eyes, brighter than any of the stars in the night sky.
‘Alex? Are you OK? Why are you looking at me like that? Do you feel unwell?’
‘No, just a little overwhelmed, that’s all.’
‘You had me worried for a minute. They’re waiting for us in the library for our engagement portrait, but I wanted you all to myself for a moment, to prove that Love never dies.’
She kissed him then, a kiss full of promise and eternal love.
He felt a little lightheaded and allowed himself to be led into the library through another door.
She sat in a studded leather chair, and as requested, he stood behind her, a hand laid gently on her shoulder. She covered it with hers.
‘I have you now,’ she whispered tenderly.
Suddenly he knew where he had seen her before, his beloved Elenora.
She was alone in this room, sitting in the very same chair, her expression one of acute sadness. The date was April 12th 1874.
It was the picture he had removed from the bedroom in his rented house and put downstairs in the dining room.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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25 Responses to His Destiny

  1. Michael says:

    Great tale Di, and so much intrigue…do you know where it goes from here?

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Love it! It’s nice you give continuation to the previous story. I thought in doing the same, but I decided to go for a poem this time.

  3. Sue Vincent says:

    Oh I do like this, Di… and hope you will be able to continue it! So many possible avenues to explore…

  4. Ritu says:

    Loving the intrigue that piece has caused! You know you are just going to have to carry on!

  5. So so lovely. The portrait in our dimension would have her all smiles now, as HE is there with her 🙂

  6. James says:

    Oh how interesting. When I read the first two sentences, I thought he’d fallen into a Doppelgänger world such as described in the 1969 film Journey to the Far Side of the Sun. Is this time travel though or a parallel world?

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  8. A great tale, very creepy at the end.

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