|"The Lady of Shallot" John William Waterhouse, 1888|
He would come for her. He must. She had forsaken her home, her family, her all for him. She’d found the boat exactly where he’d told her it would be and yet she found not a trace of him.
She knew her father’s men patrolled the roads and feared her beloved had met with a force he could neither overcome nor evade. But with the sure and certain faith that is the heart seed of true love, she nonetheless waited.
In another world, Derek held the chilly hand of his fiancée, wondering what fantastic things her comatose mind dreamed of.
This story was written for the Flash Friday flash fiction challenge with a photo prompt and 100-word story limitation.