Author's Note: Hi, guys I'm back! Sorry about the delay, I've been busy with my online classes. However, I did have some time to write other chapters out of order. And, I finished reading the Tuck Everlasting book; it is quite different from the film. Now that yours truly is a college graduate, I am free and clear to update!
I want to thank Luca and Luna J Winchester and midnightblackangel for the favorites, I'm glad you're both catching on! And I'm also pleased that the views on the story is gradually growing.
So, read on and enjoy yourselves!
Tuck Everlasting doesn't belong to me. I own nothing except for my OC, Rosalie.
At dawn, Jesse crept downstairs and entered the girls' room. He walks over to Winnie's bed.
"Hey, Winnie Foster, you asleep?" Jesse asks, whispering.
"Not anymore," She replied.
"Good," said Jesse. "Hey, listen. How would you like to see the Eiffel Tower?"
"What?" Winnie asks in disbelief. "Someday,"
She turns over.
"No, now;" said Jesse. "While the day is still ours."
Few hours later, Rosalie woke up and found Winnie gone. She gets out of bed and headed downstairs, searching for her cousin.
"She's with Jesse, if you happen to be looking for her." A rough, familiar voice said.
Rosalie spun around, startled. She found Miles sitting at a table kitchen. He is looking at her.
"Jeez Louise, Miles. Do you get a kick out of scaring people?" Rosalie retorted.
"Sorry," Miles replied sarcastically, putting his hands up in mock defense.
Rosalie simply rolled her eyes. Now that she knows Winnie is with Jesse, she could relax a bit. She walks into the kitchen.
"Do you want anything to eat?" She asked.
"No," Miles responded.
"Are you sure?" Rosalie asked. "You'll starve if you don't eat something."
"I'm not hungry." Miles snapped. "Leave me alone and just mind your own damn business."
That rubbed Rosalie the wrong way and something inside her went off. She marched over to Miles and slapped him.
"You should be ashamed of yourself, talking smack." Rosalie fired back, eyes blazing. "I am aware that you're in pain. But this doom and gloom attitude, you can't be stuck in it forever! I know what happened to you and your family. And guess what? You're not the only one who's lost a family!"
Miles just sat there, bewildered. He is taken aback by how she was talking back and still feeling the sting from Rosalie's slap.
"When I was eight years old, my parents left me to stay with my aunt, uncle and Winnie." Rosalie continued. "They were going on a vacation, but they never came back for me because on the way back from their trip; they died in a car accident! And ever since then, I have been empty from not having parents that love you! You ought to be grateful you have loving parents and a brother! I'd give anything to have what you have." With that, Rosalie walked away. She wipes away the incoming tears, as her mind flashed back to the day she received devastating news. She felt bad for smacking Miles, but Rosalie didn't like his attitude and she just lost it. Rosalie goes back to the room she shared with Winnie and decided to cool off until she's ready to go back out.
Meanwhile, somewhere in the woods; Winnie and Jesse were walking along a path.
"There it is," Jesse said, pointing to a mountain of rocks.
"This is the Eiffel Tower?" Winnie asked, puzzled.
"The one in Paris, it's pretty tall." Jesse responded. "Mine's two feet higher,"
The fifteen-year-old girl and the youngest Tuck started climbing towards the "Eiffel Tower."
"Here," Jesse reached out his hand to Winnie and he pulls her by the arm.
"Have you really seen the real one in Paris?" Winnie inquired.
"Yes, I have." Jesse answered. "And climbed 1,652 stairs to the top."
"Much easier than this," He added.
"Yes," Winnie agreed.
"You are doing alright?" Jesse questioned.
"I think so," Winnie responded.
"You're doing great," Jesse commented. "Here,"
The pair kept moving along.
"If I went to the Eiffel Tower, I would take one of those elevators." Winnie said.
"Not with me," Jesse replied. "You'd take off your shoes and walk up every single solitary step."
"How old are you?" Winnie asks as they're climbing.
"Do you really want to know?" Jesse asked in response.
"Yes," Winnie said.
Jesse hesitates and answered, "104,"
"I'm serious," Winnie insisted, not believing him.
"So, am I," Jesse said convincingly. "Let's just call it 17."
At last, they made it all the way to the top. Winnie got to see a full view of the landscape.
"There's my Paris," Jesse remarked.
"The view from the Eiffel Tower can't be better than this." Winnie comments.
"I've seen out of views, and this one is the best," said Jesse.
They stood there for a while, enjoying the view and imagining they're in the City of Lights.
Back at the cabin; once Rosalie had calmed down from the outburst with Miles, she went back and helped Mae around the house. And that's what she spent the rest of the day doing.
Rosalie and Miles avoided one another. Whenever they made eye contact, it would be brief. Even Miles had a look of guilt on his face when he looked at her. Rosalie did too, when she looked at him.
This did not go unnoticed by Mae.
"Is there something wrong between you and Miles?" She asked, once Miles had gone outside.
Rosalie sighs. She didn't want to go into full detail of what occurred between her and the eldest Tuck brother.
"Let's just say Miles and I had a bit of a row this morning." Rosalie finally answers.
"About what, dear?" Mae questioned.
Rosalie exhaled, taking a deep breath.
"I don't want to talk about it. It's…complicated." Rosalie finally answers.
Mae nodded and decided not to push the girl even further.
"I understand and you can talk about it whenever you're ready. I know Miles can be rough around the edges, but he really loves all of us." She said gently.
Rosalie gave Mae a small smile of gratitude. "Thank you,"
Later that day, Winnie returned to the cabin from her outing with Jesse. She looked happy and relaxed. Winnie ended up telling Rosalie about how Jesse had taken her to see his Eiffel Tower. She smiled and listened to her cousin.
"Rose, are you okay?" Winnie suddenly asks, noticing the distant look.
"Why do you ask?" Rosalie questioned.
"You have that faraway look on your face." Winnie responded. "What's troubling you?"
Not wanting to lie, Rosalie took a deep breath and told Winnie what was on her mind.
"This morning, after you left with Jesse, Miles and I had a spat. In the process, I told him about me and my parents." She admitted.
"You did?" Winnie knew that the death of Rosalie's mother and father is a very touchy subject for Rosalie and it wasn't easy to discuss.
"And on top of that, I slapped Miles." She admitted.
"You what?" Winnie looked shocked.
"He was acting rude to me and the next thing I knew, I lashed out at him." Rosalie said.
"Well, Mae did tell us what he went through and it hasn't been easy for him."
Rosalie couldn't help but nod.
And so, the girls turned in for the night; after a rather long, eventful day.
The very next day, Winnie went out with Jesse. Rosalie continued to stay at the house with Angus, Mae, and Miles.
She had finished doing chores with Mae and went outside for fresh air, when Miles approached her.
"Rosalie," He said.
Rosalie turned to look at him.
"What do you want, Miles?" She asked, skeptically.
Rosalie was rather leery about Miles approaching her, especially after how he acted towards her. However, a part of her hoped that he'd apologize.
"I want to show you around the woods," Miles replied.
"What's the magic word?" Rosalie questions, raising an eyebrow.
Miles hesitates and answers.
Rosalie nodded and together they went into the woods. They walk for a while, quiet. Until, Miles breaks the silence.
"I'm sorry for snapping at you. That was wrong of me." He began to say.
"And I'm sorry too." Rosalie interjected. "For slapping you across the face. I got a little upset and I lost my temper a bit."
"Are we forgiven then?" Miles asks.
"Yes," said Rosalie.
"You must miss them terribly," said Miles, referring to Rosalie's parents.
"Every day," Rosalie responds.
"I can't imagine what it's like to lose devoted parents." Miles remarked.
"I guess we both have suffered from loss. Although, I don't know it's like to lose a spouse and children." Rosalie said.
And so, Miles and Rosalie continued, with him showing her around the woods. The anger, resentment, and dislike Rosalie had towards Miles slowly disappeared. They were becoming friends and hopefully, the friendship will grow into something more.
A/N: Okay, I hoped you guys liked it! I had a mild case of writer's block trying to figure out how Miles and Rosalie's relationship would progress, from the last two chapters. I'm sorry if I had Rosalie act a little violently, I kind of had the slap in mind. Also, I will be including some Winnie and Jesse scenes in the story; so, it won't be too focused on the blossoming romance between Rosalie and Miles.
Anyways, the next chapter will be book and movie based, before getting to the other two chapters I'm looking forward to writing.
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