Suzie eyed Jordan’s latest crazy notion, a clapped out van, uneasily. ‘Knackered,’ was being complimentary.
“We’re going south to the sun!” He proclaimed triumphantly.
“What’ll we do there?”
“It’s a new start, we’ll have fun.”
“You think this old thing’ll make it?”
“We’ll keep going until it’s done and that’ll be a sign we’ve reached our destiny.”
He turned the key. The engine sputtered some final death throes.
“Behold a sign. Our destiny revealed; we’re staying put!” Suzie exclaimed, “And don’t dare say what that cost us.”
As she walked back inside, she muttered, “Loving you sure is challenging sometimes,”
Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.