January, 1634

Darlene was there to meet Johan when the train pulled in. The weary travelers debarked, and David waved Johan toward Darlene and went to meet the rest of the group that had gathered to welcome them home. And there was Johan, coming toward her and slowing as he came. Darlene started to get nervous because she wasn't sure if he was slowing because he was just as nervous or because he had maybe changed his mind about her.

Darlene got more and more nervous as Johan slowed, till she couldn't take . . .

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