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ghostwriting_project_20120308 [2012/04/08 06:48]
einarpetersen IT WAS AS IF
ghostwriting_project_20120308 [2012/04/08 11:52] (current)
einarpetersen [A new dawn]
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  ===== A trip  =====  ===== A trip  =====
-describe a trip to Paris+The trip had been fine though the wait at DeGaulle for their luggage had been a drag, next time they'd take one of those cheap airlines and carry their luggage themselves. But now they were in Paris, the city of cities.
  
 +They went to see all the usual sights, the Notre Dame Cathedral, made famous in popular culture by it's tale of the hunchback, Arc De Triomphe, Centre Pompidou, the Louvre with it's Mona Lisa and last but not least the Dali Museum with all the quirkyness one could take in lifetime.
  
-They went to see all the usualNotre Dame Cathedral made famous ​in popular culture ​by it'​s ​tale of the hunchbackArc De Triomphe, Centre Pompidou - Nation, Louvre with it's Mona Lisa and last but not least the +They had been spending ​the good part of a week thereGregor had been reeled ​in by a pickpocket just after landing so they had been using Marjun'​s ​credit cardafter all she would not let her boyfriends bad luck spoil their holiday.
-Dali Museum with all the quirkyness one could take in a day.+
  
 +They were joyfully walking down the pavement when suddenly she stopped.
  
 +"Oh my god!" she said and opened her eyes widely. "It is Café de Flore"
  
 +"We need to have a cup of coffee here"
  
-Walking down the pavement when stopping+Gregor looked at the sign holding a menu overview "But the prices are insane,"​ Gregor said pretending to care about how they spent Marjuns money while at the same time contemplating many other interesting ways he could be spending her money.
  
-Cafe de Flore+"You don't get it this is one of Saint Germain'​s great literary cafes... we have to have a cup of coffee here," Marjun insisted
  
-We need to have coffee+"But why?" Gregor insisted resisting just enough ​to make it seem genuine.
  
-cafe et croissant ​+"You don't know who used to meet here ?", Marjun said looking him straight in the eyes.
  
 +"Nope not really,"​ Gregor answered.
  
-table +"Come on my poor uncultivated man, this was the favourite rendez-vous of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre,"​ Marjun said to explain her need.
  
-one of Saint Germain'​s great literary cafes+"​Oh..."​ Gregor said then in a sudden flash of inspiration eying an opportunity. It was after all time to move on.
  
-prices insane - looking ​at menu+"I dont care at least once in your life you need to splash out!" Marjun insisted.
  
-dont care at least once in your life you need to splash out+"Okay, okay, get it," Gregor said as a waiter came up to them.
  
 +"Un tableau?,"​ the waiter said in French.
  
-You know who used to meet here ?+"Mais oui". Marjun aswered back in the waiters own tongue.
  
-nope this was favourite rendez-vous ​of Simone de Beauvoir ​and Jean-Paul Sartre+They were seated and after moment ​of difficult negotiation they settled on the drinks ​and accessories.
  
-Okay - not truly interested only pretending ​to while looking ​at the parisien chic women passing by+"You know, I've been thinking and I know that I did not bring all the correct remedies but I have something ​to ask you," Gregor had put on his most serious face and Marjun swallowed her ears stiffening with anticipation. She wasn't sure but she thought she knew what was coming and then here at precisely this café.
  
-In a sudden flash of inspiration+He got knelt down before her. To Marjun the whole world seemed to be spinning. It was true, it was happening...
  
-The guy propeses ​to the sister and she says yes. they are about to get married.+"Would you like to marry me ?" Gregor added after holding a long tormenting break.
  
 +Marjun screamed with joy turning the heads of everyone nearby "Yes, yes I will marry you!" she threw herself at Gregor and kissed him. He laughed a little embarrased of the commotion his stunt had caused, but to the applauds of the bystanders he kissed her back and they stood there for a while in a tender embrace.
  
-They decide to get married in the faroe islands, and so the rent a house in the outher towns of the faroe islands+After that Marjun began talkingshe was unstoppable like a waterfall. Gregor listened with half an ear, nodding now and then mumbling something seeming like an affirmation only paying attention to the details pertaining money.
  
 +And as they sat there Marjun planning her dream wedding, Gregor politely smiled all while eyeballing the Parisian chic women passing by in fashionble and challenging clothes in the end his attention drifted so far that Marjun stopped.
  
-He insists on a power of attorney as he will join later and as there are so many things to take care of and to pay and she should ​not have to bother herself about such matters - all she should do is to go home and make sure everything is good at home then he'd take care of the money+"Oh forgive me my love," she said "I am talking ​and talking ​and not letting you say a thing, how wrong of me, after all this is your wedding too"
  
 +"No problem,"​ Gregor answered "The Faroe Islands sounds like a really good idea, perhaps you should give me power of attorney then I can handle all the financial things and you can concentrate on the important stuff."​
 +
 +Marjun thought for a moment "​That'​s a splendid idea, you know there are so many things that need to be in place for a wedding, we need to hire the hotel at Viðareiði,​ it is so romantic up North."​
 +
 +"I think it sounds wonderful, how many people you expect to come ?" Gregor asked.
 +
 +"Oh about 3-400... I wonder if the ballroom can hold that many people, ah well I'll have to find out," she answered.
 +
 +"​3-400,​ that's a lot of people, how we can afford?"​ Gregor asked.
 +
 +"It is no problem,"​ Marjun began "I told you my father was a 1'st mate, he has given me a big childrens savings that has been waiting for something important like this," she added confidently.
 +
 +"Ah good," Gregor answered and sipped some coffee from his cup, now she had his full attention.
  ===== Preparing ​ =====  ===== Preparing ​ =====
-The borther comes out to visit her sister and to help her to pack all her stuff and get home to the faroes. ​+Bogi had arrived a couple of days earlier
  
-So see you in a day or so - brother says 
  
-Okay+They had raided the London shopping scene, going all the way from Harrods, to the quirky Dover Street Market outlet. They had been to Westfield and more. Marjun had finally found the right dress for the wedding. A gown that gave her the appearnce of an angel. This was going to be the wedding of the century of that she was certain.
  
-Afraid of flying ​alone+Bogi had been helping her to pack everything, Gregor had been kind enough to arrange for Bogi to leave the day before Marjun and it had not been possible to change the ticket to Bogi's big annoyance as he knew how Marjun felt about flying ​and found it odd that Gregor was not coming on the same plane as Marjun. ​
  
-Loverboy says no problemjust take one of these right before ​you boardslips her a pill.+Marjun had told Bogi not to worryshe'd get through it nothing was going to stop her from attending her own wedding and with regards to Gregor coming on a later plane that was because there were a few things they needed to have in place legally speaking and those papers Gregor could not get until two or three days after she had left, Bogi surely could understand hiw things worked in a small town filled with burocrats, and even though Gregor was from Russia they also had small towns with Mahogni Desk Kings. You know Bogi all good things ​take time. 
 + 
 +Bogi had decided he would not complain further regarding the fact that Gregor was not coming at the same time as Marjun nor about his own flight home, after all he seemed like an okay guy even though Bogi did not feel quite at ease with him he had to have something for his sister to fall so in love with him. 
 + 
 +"So see you in a day or so", Bogi said as he got into the cab. 
 + 
 +"Sure will," Marjun answered with a smile and waved at the cab speeding away. 
 + 
 +"​Come,"​ Gregor said and added, "He cannot see you"​. 
 + 
 +Marjun obediently went back inside. And sat down. She began to cry. 
 + 
 +"Hey baby, what is wrong,"​ Gregor asked somewhat concerned. He did not want to waste his evening on tears. 
 + 
 +"It is the flight, I... Can't you come with me?" she pleaded. 
 + 
 +"​Damned,​ you know I can't, we do not have the money for me going back and forth, I know we still have a full account but on the 15'th the credit card company ​ will as the bank to withdraw everything you spent on the credit card these last days and I also need to make the transfer to the hotel tomorrow as well as to the caterer and the band... it is simply not possible"​ 
 + 
 +"Wait here," Gregor left the kitchen and returned a moment later. 
 + 
 +He helt out his fist and asked Marjun to open her hand. 
 + 
 +She held out her hand thinking that Gregor had bought a last minute engagement ring to be replaced by the rings he would be bringing with him. 
 + 
 +But instead of a ring five white pills dropped into her open hand. 
 + 
 +"What is this?" she asked. 
 + 
 +"To make you relax tomorrowit is nothing, just something I got from doctor when I could not sleep,"​ gregor explained. 
 + 
 +"You never talked about that," Marjun said suspiciously 
 + 
 +"Well my secret shame, I want to be strong for you," he answered looking down. 
 + 
 +"But I don't eat pills,"​ Marjun said shaking ​her head. 
 + 
 +"Well tomorrow you do," Gregor answered nodding his head slightly ​couple of times. 
 + 
 +"No seriously,"​ Marjun complained 
 + 
 +Then Gregor seemed to change there was something ominous over the way he once again insisted that she'd take the pills right before departure. 
 + 
 +Marjun though about it for a long time then agreed, her nerves were on the outside of her clothes but nothing could be allowed to stop the wedding.
  ​=====Leaving on a jetplane ​ =====  ​=====Leaving on a jetplane ​ =====
-While on the plane the sister receives ​text message from her brother that the house is completely empty and that some payment was canceled and that it seems her bank account has been emptied by the housband (you might change this)+Gregor had taken her to the airport. They had spent the morning at café and even managed to take a brief stroll in the park before heading out.
  
-Turns out the housband is just impostor who's in to stealing all her money.+In the departure lounge he had smiled and kissed away tear from her cheek. "​Remember just two pills right before you get on board, then you'll be okay." he said with that smile of his and gone was the feeling of dismay that had been building inside ​her since yesterday.
  
-The airplane crashes ​into a mountain+While Marjun was not happy about it, she did as she was told. She had not touched as much as a painkiller, since going cold turkey all those years ago and she was afraid how it might affect her, but she kept repeating to herself, it is only this once, it is only this once. 
 + 
 +The flight turned out quite pleasant not at all what she had imagined, they even had on board Internet access and Marjun started up a chat session with Bogi. 
 + 
 +Hello Bogi... she wrote. 
 + 
 +The time lag was not too unbearable, the answer however was. 
 + 
 +I do not know how to write this... 
 + 
 +I had forgotten my shaving and toilet gear and I send my friend Andrew whom I studied with over to your place and he told me your place was empty... Abandoned... the landlord said that Gregor had cancelled the lease and that you still owe for this months rent. 
 + 
 +I got a little scared so I investigated further through a banking friend of mine and no payments have arrived for the hotel, the caterer or the band and that it seems your bank accounts have been emptied completely, everything has been transfered to an offshore account by your husband to be based on a power of attorney, please tell me you did not give him one.  
 + 
 +I have asked to cancel both your credit cards but the bank can't stop the things already spent legitimately and if it is all a mistake they can reopen the cards in the branch office. 
 + 
 +I tried to report the  matter to the police but they have told me that before they get a formal complaint from you they can't do anything and they also added that this being England it is almost impossible to get anything done about it, something about Brits and economic crime. 
 + 
 +I knows it is not easy to get this news now and I have done everything I can to stop this from turning ​into a total disaster. 
 + 
 +I tried to leave a message to you at the airport to call me immediately. 
 + 
 +Her heart began pounding, Marjun had been busy rummaging through her purse so she had not paid attention to what the lady at the check in counter had said, was it something about a message. Gregor had just smiled and said everything was under control. What was happening ? 
 + 
 +She fumbled through the things in her purse, while beckoning to get the attention of a stewardess. 
 + 
 +The stewardess was quick to respond. "Can I help you with anything ?" she asked in a very pleasant voice. 
 + 
 +"Could I get a big glass of Whisky no ice, I know I shuld have asked when the trolley came by I didn't notice... you know internet,"​ Marjun tried to smile back at the stewardess. 
 + 
 +"No problem mam," the flight attendant said and whisked off to the back of the plane. 
 + 
 +Moments later she returned with a big glass. Marjun thanked her deeply and no sooner than she was done, then the stewardess was on her way to attend to a child suffering from motion sickness. 
 + 
 +Marjun took the remaining 3 pills and flushed them down gulping down the whisky in just a few giant gulps, she almost vomited but managed to keep a lid on the reflex then she closed her eyes and began crying. 
 + 
 +Marjun did not react to the fasten seatbelts sign coming on and she felt odd it was as if the plane began vibrating almost in sync with her heart. 
 + 
 +Marjun looked out, the hillsides looked ominous and not at all pleasant as they usually did on approach. 
 + 
 +Marjun looked at her fellow passengers, nobody seemed the wiser, the chatter was still going on as if nothing was afoot. 
 + 
 +She looked out the window again, something was wrong this was definately not the standard approach why could she see Leynar beach ? 
 + 
 +There was a thud and the airplane seemed to loose airspeed. 
 + 
 +The plane began shaking violently the plane seemed to follow the valley and to Marjun the emergency splash landing of Jan 15 2009 by the US Airways jetliner on the Hudson River came to mind, only this was Kollafjørd and in rough weather. 
 + 
 +Marjun closed her eyes, there was a tremendous noise from the airplane which sounded like it was being torn to pieces, Marjun screamed.
  
  ===== rubble ​ =====  ===== rubble ​ =====
-Describe ​smoke+The smoke was thick and parts lay strewn out across the hillside. Marjun could hear nothing but the sound of burning grass and in the distance a sheep was bleeting. Marjun felt as if her throat was being crushed by the rope of a hangmans neuce.  ​
  
-choking feeling+She fought to open her eyes but could not make out any other people.
  
-parts strewn ​out+Suddenly Bogi was there and helped her out of the burning wreckage saving only her everyone else seemed to be dead.
  
-Suddenly her brother is there and helps her out of the wreckage saving hereveryone else seem to die+"Hang in there Sis", Bogi pleaded "​Everything is going to be all right.
 + 
 +She heard sirens arriving from somewhere in the distance, she tried desperately ​to hold on to Bogi's hand but as the paramedics put her on the gurney everything went black.
  
  ===== back at the hospital ​ =====  ===== back at the hospital ​ =====
  
-For the third time in his life Bogi was back at the hospital, this time waking over his sister +For the third time in his life Bogi was back at the hospital ​in Tórshavn, this time waking over his sister ​who had been hooked up to ventilator. When the plane landed she had been in hysterical state screaming. She had lost consciousness the moment she was put on the gurney. It seemed she was in som kind of drug and alcohol induced state and the doctors did what they could to cleanse out her system. But as they said it was up to Marjun to wake up by herself.
-The sister goes into coma for about year+
  
-Describe brother by bedside, ​reading, tearing - looking for small signs+Bogi was trustily sitting at her bedside, ​from time to time Isabella and the kids were there as well.
  
-Doctors explaining ​the situationher brain has shut down to low level, uncertain if she'll wake up+Then one day an alarm went off, Bogi jumped up and ran into the hallway"There's something wrong!"​ he shouted. A red ligth over the door was flashing.
  
-domnt talk in front of her etc.+The nurse brushed him aside and moments later a doctor came running.
  
 +They worked feverishly, Marjun seemed to be in convulsions,​ it was the first sign of any bodily activity she had shown since she was brought in.
 +
 +A nurse led him out into the hallway.
 +
 +"It is better if you wait out here," she said and put a hand on his shoulder to calm him down.
 +
 +Bogi desperately wanted to be in there. "What is happening?"​ he asked.
 +
 +"​It'​s the damn ventilator, there'​s a problem,"​ the nurse answered very tired.
 +
 +"Well then hook her up to another one that can't be so hard," Bogi said with disbelief
 +
 +"There isn't another, this was the last one not in use already, they even had to use all their skills to get it working, it is such bad timing, if there had been no hotel fire then we would have had three of them, but now..."​ the nurse was not proud to be the bringer of bad tidings.
 +
 +"But what about Marjun?"​ Bogi asked desperately.
 +
 +"Well if she begins breathing on her own then time will tell, otherwise..."​ the nurse lifted her shoulders "Only God can tell," she added.
 +
 +Bogi was too distraught to give the nurse his opinion on God and settled for waiting. As if by a miracle Marjun kept breathing.
 +
 +Day in and day out Bogi was by the bedside, he was happy that the beeps and bleets of the ventilator were gone and Marjun had been moved to a single room out of the intensive care unit.
 +
 +various doctors did their best to explaining the situation for Bogi, he had to understand that her brain had shut down to a very low level, it was uncertain if she would ever wake up.
 +
 +Bogi did his best to keep his opinion to himself and kultiple times respectfully requested that the personnel kept their opinions about Marjuns state to themselves while they were in the room with her, as medical evidence indicated that people in coma could actually hear what was going on around them.
 +
 +A year passed this way. Bogi still came to the hospital every day. He was reading the news to her, discussing the goings on of the land and had even gotten into the habit of reading bedtime stories for her.
 +
 +He was at the end of a particularly beautiful fairy tale called "The story of a lonely girl", a gripping tale about a girl, that in the winter of her life found out that she was not so lonely after all, that Marjun woke up.
 +
 +"That was so beautiful",​ she said.
 +
 +"​What?"​ Bogi muttered not quite realizing that his sister was talking to him.
 +
 +"The birds..."​ Marjun answered coughing slightly.
 +
 +Then it dawned upon Bogi, Marjun, she was awake!
  ===== A new dawn  =====  ===== A new dawn  =====
  
-The books ends with her waking ​up again, ​+Marjun and Bogi were sitting at the beach watching the sunset. It had taken time but after intensive training Marjun had regained enough strength so that she could leave the hospital for minor escursions. Bogi had put her in a car and gone to Leynar beach. 
 + 
 +She snuggled ​up to Bogi who put his arm around her. He offered her a cup of tea from the thermos.
  
 +"I can't believe there was no crash,"​ Marjun said looking towards Vagoy holding the airport.
  
-and she and her brother are sitting on the beach looking at the sun set.+"Well there was, it was just your own personal crash,"​ Bogi said gently.
  
-isn't that where ?+"I can tell you this, I'll never fly again,"​ Marjun answered
  
-yes+"I undestand,"​ Bogi said with a smile.
  
-But+She elbowed him, "Not fly like that dumbarse"​.
  
-Remember before you left ?+"What?" Bogi answered innocently.
  
-She looked for long time while pondering ​the chain of events+And right there in the dusk sitting on carpet on Leynar beach Marjun giggled. To Bogi her laughter sounded like the song of an angel.
  
 +The End
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