Father Desjardins Calls

“Merry Christmas, Mrs. Amadou.”

“Merry Christmas, Father Desjardins.  It’s really good to hear from you.  Are you enjoying your first Christmas in Ireland?”

“Yes, I am.  The people here are very warm and friendly and I’ve been invited to Christmas lunch and dinner with two different families.”

“That’s good.”

“How’s everyone?”

“Everyone’s fine.  My daughter’s visiting from Porto-Novo.”

“That’s nice.  Mrs. Amadou, how’s Ede?”

“She’s fine.”

“May I speak to her?”

“She isn’t here.  She’s in Portland.”

“Portland?”

“Yes, she’s spending Christmas there with Pastor Hank and his mother.”

“Pastor Hank?”

“The man she’s dating.”

Father Desjardins’ heart sank.

99 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

18 comments

    • Yes, he has. Ede will be happy with Pastor Hank and although she has an idea that Father Desjardins has feelings for her, she wouldn’t know about the burden of sadness he has been carrying all this time.

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