"It surely was a nice farm", seems George to think while he loads the luggage in the trunk.
- Screw the farm!
As if she read his mind, she yelled from the car, where she has placed herself very early. As she sits there eagerly waiting to go, you can see that she still keeps some beauty, especially in those big olive eyes that wouldn't let you think she could even step on an ant, not to say swear. Sure thing George had been a lucky man in his youth. It's not easy to get such a catch, especially if you're a bit over the poverty line and the looks don't push you higher on the social ladder. Many were asking even at the wedding what did she saw in him. Many asked even now why didn't she leave, as she was still carrying some good looks on her. She could have went back to the city, find herself a decent man, that could offer her what she wanted: a good home and good money to raise a couple of children. Why didn't she left? Even she could not answer. Only he knew and understood it when it became clear that things were not going to get better at the farm. It was because of the seed he had planted in her mind long before, when they just went for a few cups of tea at that nice place.
"The seed of hope", he would repeat when she was not around and he was watching the fishes or just fishing in the pond. This seed was a dream of his, that actually made her fall in love with him. It was the dream of a decent life, with kids and joy, a quiet life away from all the noise in this world, a life where he would write and take care of the gardens, and she would read and take care of the children. But the writing didn't work, nor did the children. It seems that she got to know in the end that she does not like such a life.
- I can't wait until we get to my old town! I've never been so excited since our wedding. I've got so many old friend to meet... Do you remember Denise? We used to have so much fun together. Then I met you...
Yes, she was careful to poison him once in a while with carefully chosen words. It was her only way to take revenge for the seed. That seed in time became poisonous for her. She often cursed him for placing her in his dreams, dreams he should have known he cannot achieve. Rather she started dreaming her own dreams, dreams of what it could have been for her if she would not have met him. This was the poisonous seed that she loved placing in his heart, knowing that he cannot reply to this.
"Mommy always told me not to make her mistake, to marry for love. But I did, I married you and made her believe that it's like a curse on the women in our family. I could have travelled for years, see half the world around. I never got to see Paris! And you told me you will take me there some day... And my old friends went. And I lost them... Last time not even one called to congratulate me on my birthday. That's because they didn't like coming to this place."
But the engine was started and they were moving away from the farm, with their car packed and with her happy on his right. As they go on the main road, he takes a look in the side mirror and sighs a bit. "At least I got the tank in the car", he speaks to his mind and changes the gear.