Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (26) Betcha By Golly Wow – Rosie’s Tale (Part 08)
After a string of unrewarding relationships since she left college Rosie remained single.
Though she had never had a relationship with a woman, the attraction to Kelly was very strong, but she didn’t know what to do about it.
However after due consideration and with her eyes still wet with tears she phoned directory enquiries and was connected to “Bizzie Lizzie’s”.
She was in Mornington when she took the call from Roxy and thought she would ask Kelly out to lunch as a thank you for helping her.
“Bizzie Lizzie, Good morning” a voice announced
“Yes good morning, may I speak with Kelly please” Rosie said
“I’m sorry she’s not available at the moment, can I help?” the voice asked
“No its ok, could you just tell her that Rosie called”
She felt a little dejected after falling at the first hurdle, but what she didn’t know was that the reason Kelly wasn’t available was because her boss, Lizzie, had collapsed in the shop and Kelly had gone in the ambulance with her to the Royal Downshire Hospital in Purplemere.
When Kelly returned to the shop she didn’t know what to make of the day.
It had been a funny day, a roller coaster day, first she was down when Lizzie collapsed right in front of her, then she was up when they found out the reason she passed out was that she was pregnant.
So Kelly was quite cheerful when she returned to the shop only to find she had missed Rosie’s call and she was deflated again.
She was left with only the slim hope that Rosie might call again and she wasn’t happy about that.
However she was left encouraged after the phone call that she would not be sowing her seed on stony ground and she was very happy about that.
Kelly would have been even more unhappy had she known that Rosie had resolved not to call again and had in fact repeatedly chastised herself for being so stupid for phoning in the first place.
Although she was unaware of the latter, Kelly presumed the former as she waited in vain for the phone to ring again.
Over the following week she was still hopeful but resigned to the fact that she would probably not call again and that may well have been the end of it had she not remembered the invitation she had received some months earlier to Allen Boddington and Ruby Legg’s wedding at St Winifred’s Church in Mornington.
Which offered her an opportunity to be in Mornington with the chance that she might run into the skinny nurse that had been haunting her dreams.
The Westwood’s and the Legg’s were family.
The Legg family where poultry farmers and lived on Dryfield Farm near the hamlet of Fallowacres, which was as near as damn it the center point of the Finchbottom Vale, though only geographically.
In addition they also ran Legg’s Farm Shop in Mornington and had done for several decades.
Ruby’s mother Helena and Kelly’s mother Lisa were sisters so all the Westwood’s were invited.
Also Kelly was close enough to Ruby to enquire about the guest list and perhaps even to influence it in some small way.