Fighting Her Emotions
This was beyond her belief. It was just a week ago that she and her husband were enjoying the fruits of their lovely marriage.
It was impossible for them to foresee what lay ahead.
The gift he had given them proved that she had been deceived as soon as she saw it. The situation was about to rapidly deteriorate.
When Tracy allowed her ex-boyfriend to buy her a wedding gift, she didn’t realize what she had done.
Though she was aware of the unorthodox nature of the request, he was adamant. Her aim would be to appease him, rather than cause a scene.
Her imagination was running wild when she figured out what tricks he was planning to play on them. Having broken up with her, he wanted to ruin everything she had built without him.
Despite Tracy’s best efforts, one deranged ex-boyfriend simply refused to let her go.
Despite his best efforts, he was never able to reclaim her heart.
Tracy eventually found someone who appreciated her for who she was. Her engagement to him came quickly after they started dating. Joshua was his name. No matter what, she couldn’t escape her ex’s gaze.
It seemed like Robert, her ex-boyfriend, was always watching her, waiting for his chance to strike.
To get what he wanted, he presented a friendly facade.
His insistence on getting her a wedding gift led her to believe he had moved on. She did not know what he had planned.
Like any other day, it happened just as expected. The newlyweds were enjoying life together after their wedding a week earlier.
A quick trip to the store was necessary for Tracy. As she approached her apartment building, she saw firefighters gathered outside.
The trouble her husband was in was unknown to her.
Despite Tracy Olsen’s wildly troubled past, she avoided thinking about it at all costs.
It was more important for her to look ahead to the future, where she would find happiness. The rest of the world was unaware of her baggage.
Throughout her dating life, she had dated a few men, but one was persistent; he stalked her for years after their breakup and constantly kept in touch with her. Despite believing he was harmless, she was terribly mistaken.
Knight In Shining Armor
Despite her ex’s ongoing pestilence, she still hoped one day to meet her special someone.
That wouldn’t take long; he’d be found in the most unlikely of places.
During a night out drinking with her friends, she met him in a quaint dive bar. They couldn’t contain the burning passion that grew between them.
Tracy had never been happier than she was when she met Joshua.
All of the things her ex-boyfriend lacked, Joshua had down to an exact science.
In spite of this, she feared that he would abandon her, once he learned of the infamous Robert. Then he did the unexpected.
After apologizing, he told her he would be by her side every step of the way. Her safety was his top priority.
There was more to it than just Robert not being over her.
She believed he was relatively harmless. Despite the fact that he did appear to be sorry when he heard about Joshua, she was tricked by his misleading behavior.
Tying The Knot
Tracey and Joshua got engaged after a short period of time.
It was hard for them to believe how quickly time passed when they were in one another’s company. The only thing left to do was to plan their wedding.
When Robert heard what they were doing, he got suspicious. Having not contacted Tracy in a while, he reached out to her. However, she wasn’t prepared for what was to come.
When Robert found a way to contact her, she wasn’t too surprised.
He seemingly always found a way to find her, so she just relented.
What she was surprised by was how friendly he was. This was out of character for him, and he never mentioned wanting her back. She thought that he had finally moved on.
After asking if he could come to their wedding, Tracy flat-out refused.
She did it in a nice way but said it would be too awkward. He actually seemed understanding.
He told her that if he couldn’t come to the wedding, then the least he could do was get her a wedding gift. But she had no idea what he was actually planning.
The day of the wedding arrived, and it was the happiest moment for the couple.
They were excited to explore their new lives in union.
They got nearly everything on their wedding registry, but they were about to be in for a surprise. Robert shipped them their wedding gift, but it wasn’t on their registry.
A Strange Gift
After unwrapping it, Joshua told Tracy that it was a stereo set for their living room.
Neither of them needed it, but they decided to use it anyway.
Even if he had ulterior motives, there was no use not using the items. They may as well get some value out of them, but that was their first mistake.
Going Out To The Store
While Joshua connected the stereo system, Tracy went out to the store to get some groceries.
She didn’t think much of leaving her husband at home alone, but she should have.
When she got back from the store, all she could see was smoke and the fire department. She tried running in to see what had happened, but what had happened to Joshua?
In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events, places, or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.