I AM JESSAMINE
“Time travel?” Jess laughed at the idea. That was something for Science fiction writers. Wasn’t it?
The only problem with this was her dad and godfather were the ones telling her about it. Their own stories and experiences about how they traveled and where they ended up and Jess trusted and believed them. These men had raised her and her brother, Nick. They had taught them their survival skills and fighting, riding horses, and hunting. Their entire childhood was taken up with learning how to defend themselves when the need arose and how to use what they had at their disposal to survive.
Why were they telling her this now? Because her brother had found out about time travel, joined some sort of dodgy syndicate, and got himself into deep trouble with this syndicate who now sent them a note saying Nick was dead.
Jess called BS on that one because her gut told her otherwise. She would know if Nick was dead and it would not matter whether he was in her time or another. She would know, wouldn’t she?
If this so-called time travlling is what they had to do to find Nick, then that is what they would be going to do. Jess had no clue what she was doing, what would happen, or what to expect, but she would have her dad, Ben, and her godfather, Willy, with her and together they would find Nick.
Not for one moment did Jess think her loyalty, love and desire would be tested to the point of breaking. But after arriving in the year 1819 and falling in love with her soul mate she found herself having to make choices that she would never have thought she could make. Never did she think she would put her life on the line for a country, a people, that she never knew.
Having been told of old fairy tales and foibles did Jess begin to realise that nothing was impossible or mere fiction … What she did know was that her life was about to change forever and her heart would break over and over, but she would survive.