by Angelia

At a beautiful place of silver and white, where people were happy and at peace, a woman wearing a elegant robe was waiting for someone.

Right then, Lee Stetson appeared. He had no idea where he was, this light and airy room where the people were serenaded to the heavenly sound of harps and violins, or how he had gotten there. The last thing he remembered was that his wife, Amanda, had died tragicly three years earlier.

As soon as she saw him, the woman instantly ran to Lee and hugged him.

"Lee, it's so good to see you again!" the woman exclaimed.

"Dorothy, is that you? Where am I?" a confused Lee asked.

"Yes, Lee, it's me," Dorothy replied. "You're in heaven."

"Heaven? I never thought I'd ever get to heaven," Lee said in shock. He looked around, but he couldn't see Amanda anywhere. "Where's Amanda?"

"She's waiting for you in your eternal home. Your love for her explains why you ended up here. Before you go to her, there are a couple of people who want to see you."


"Your parents," Dorothy answered with a smile. "Amanda agreed that they could see you first. She's really a wonderful woman. I'm glad you found someone like her to love."

"I know," Lee said as his parents floated next to him.

Jennifer Stetson, dressed in an ethereal gown, hugged her son. "Lee, I can't believe you're finally here."

Matthew Stetson patted Lee on the back. "Welcome, son. Both of us have missed you. We know you're eager to see Amanda, so go to her. We have all eternity to talk."

Lee didn't want to leave them. His desire to talk to the parents he hadn't seen since he was a little boy was even greater than his desire to see Amanda. "I want to talk to you. I have so many questions to ask."

"Lee, you do have forever to talk to us. We'll answer your questions later. Go see your wife. She has really missed you. Your father and I aren't going anywhere," Jennifer assured him.

"Thanks," Lee said as he hugged both of his parents. "What do you think of her?"

"She's fantastic. We're glad you found her," Jennifer answered.

"Where do I find her?"

"I'll take you to her," an unfamiliar male voiced answered. "It's nice to meet you, son." He noticed Lee's confusion. "My name is Richard West."

As soon as he heard the name, Lee smiled. "Amanda's father?"

Richard nodded his head. "We can talk on the way. Panda's waiting for you."

Richard led Lee away from his parents and Dorothy. Harp music was playing through the long hallway that led to various locations. As they flew to where Amanda was, Richard said, "You don't know how long I've wanted to meet you. At first I didn't know what to think of you. As I watched you and Panda together, I was happy the two of you found each other."

"Thank you, Mr. West," Lee answered as he and Richard stopped in front of an entrance.

"Call me Richard," he told Lee. He patted Lee on the back. "Go on in. She's been waiting for you."

Richard returned to the others as Lee floated to his wife. He couldn't help but stare at Amanda. She wore a flowing gossamer dress similar to Dorothy's and Lee's mother's, but slightly different with spaghetti straps. Her hair was pulled back and her brown eyes sparkled. She looked so radiant and at peace. Around her neck rested her beautiful heart necklace, and on the third finger of her left hand she wore her wedding ring.

Lee went to Amanda and kissed her. The kiss was like no other. Knowing that they would never be separated again, they were able to enjoy it even more.

"Amanda," Lee said as he ended the kiss. "I tried so hard to go on with life after you died. Really I did, but I just couldn't go on without seeing you, waking up with you, or loving you. You were my reason for living."

"Lee, I understand. The only thing that matters is that we are together, again, and no one can ever separate us." Amanda smiled. "Welcome to our heaven."

With the knowledge that their love was meant to last for all eternity they kissed once again.


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