Where The Balloons GoMature

True Love a term we only ever used to hear in story books. The poor lost souls who are crazy enough to believe in it end up loving and losing, we call them The Shattered. You hear about suicide from a broken heart, like Romeo and Juliet, I used to love that story. Yet where do they go? Heaven? Hell? The answer is neither; they go where the balloons go...
When 19 year old Talia loses her fiancée in a car crash she disappears to the land of the shattered, the place that doesn't exist. The never

 

Chapter 1 - Investigation

 

5th May 2010

 

Dear Diary

 

He proposed!! Kieran actually proposed! It was so romantic, he got down on one knee in my favourite restaurant “Tolinis” It felt like I was walking on air, I could hardly even breathe!

 

Talia x

 

7th May 2010

 

Dear Diary

 

Today me and Kieran went ring shopping, he bought me a pure silver ring with beautiful blue stones encrusted around it. It fits perfectly! I never thought that this would happen to me, I was always the geeky girl the one the boys avoided and the girls picked on. Now I have my wonderful, gorgeous, amazing fiancée and everything is like the stories you read in Fairytale books.

 

Tomorrow were going to book a holiday, so we can tan a bit before the wedding! If I stay my natural skin colour I think I’ll blend into my wedding dress! I’m also considering if I should dye my hair blonde for the wedding, it’s a horrid mouse colour at the minute and I just want everything to be perfect. I’ll ask Saskia what she thinks tomorrow, she is the maid of honour after all! 

 

Talia x

 

12th May 2010

 

Dear Diary

 

It’s been a while since I’ve written but it’s been manic! We managed to set a date for the wedding, it’s going to be the 25th June! I can’t wait! We have so much to sort before then, the flowers, the guests, the food, the transport! My head is swimming with wedding plans. Kieran just jetted off to New York with work for some conference or something. He’s going to be away for two whole weeks! I have to do all the planning by myself and I have to deal with my mother interfering!

 

Talia x

 

16th May 2010

 

Dear Diary

 

Just received a call from Kieran all the from New York! He says he has a surprise for me and I’m not allowed to go wedding dress shopping. If he’s bought me a dress it’s a little unorthodox seen as he’s not allowed to see it! It’s bad luck! I think a dress all the way from New York I can deal with!!

 

Talia x

 

25th May 2010

 

Dear Diary

 

Kieran is home tomorrow!! I’m hoping he has my dress seen as time is rapidly running out!

 

Talia x

 

26th May 2010

 

Dear Diary

 

Oh my God!!!!!! The dress is gorgeous!!!! Kieran really came through on this one. It’s like a real princess dress, it must have cost a bomb but Kieran refuses to tell me how much. I really think that Kieran and I are soul mates; I know it sounds like soppy bull shit but I just feel it, in my chest and the pit of my stomach.

 

Talia x

 

 

30th May 2010

 

Dear Diary

 

Tomorrow Kieran and I are going to check out our wedding venue! It’s in this old rural house with huge beautiful gardens and old rustic rooms. It’s going to be so perfect, a real fairytale just like the books. This is finally the moment in my life where everything changes, all the shit I’ve taken over the years is finally being put right, and I think you call it Karma.

 

Talia x

 “That’s the last entry of Miss Talia Weston, her fiancée Kieran Thomlinson dies in a crash on the way to the house, Talia is taken to hospital and thoroughly checked over, she is seemingly perfectly fine, she is then discharged and sent home and no one sees her again after that.”  The Chief of Police shuts Talia’s diary.

 The chief of police sat himself down in the chair in his dark office rubbing his brow thinking about the diary. The office was small and cramped with a wooden desk, filing cabinet, the odd cupboard and stacks of paper work. Damian sat opposite him playing with his police badge and spinning his gun in his left hand.

“Sir” Damian said

“Yes Officer Lewis” he replies

“This girl, Talia. It doesn’t sound to me like she would kill her fiancée, she sounded happy.” Damian said

“Yes, seemingly on the surface maybe.” The police chief said wrinkling his brow. “Maybe Kieran is someone from her past? Someone that treated her wrongly and this is payback. She talks about ‘Karma’ how everything will be right now. Maybe this is a revenge message?”

“I’m sorry sir but I just can’t see a young happy 19 year old woman wanting to murder her fiancée, maybe her disappearance wasn’t her choice.” Damian replied

“Perhaps, but we need to consider every possibility, every angle.” The police chief rocked in his chair before standing up and heading to the door “Care to join me for a coffee?”

“No thank you Sir I think I need to stay and think about this case some more” Damian replied deep in thought.

Damian began to pace up and down the room. He didn’t understand why Talia would apparently kill Kieran yet that’s what all the evidence pointed to. She was a young 19 year old girl, very pretty, plenty of money and a loving fiancée, she had no motive. Then there was her disappearance, one minute the neighbours see her going into the house, no one sees her come back out yet the house was empty. Damian sat himself back down and soon drifted off to sleep.

The End

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