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Anne of Green Gables
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"Anne of the Island - Chapter XLII -
The Joyous Announcement"

By Beth Mott

***AUTHOR'S NOTE: When I was about seven or eight years old I started reading the "Anne" series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Growing up on PEI I was surrounded by "Anne of Green Gables" this and "Anne Shirley" that. We bred Siberian Huskies and even our kennel name was "Avonlea". But that was okay, because the first time I read the stories I was hooked. And I've been hooked ever since. I have seen all three "Anne" movies so many times I can practically recite them. One summer I spent almost every day watching "Anne" and "Anne -the sequel" back to back over and over and over again. It's been burned on my brain. And I've read the series almost every year for about the last fifteen years. Like I said, I'm hooked.

As much as I loved the books, I found one scene missing every time I went through it. I was always wondering what Marilla and Rachel Lynde's reaction to Anne and Gilbert's engagement would be. I knew they'd be pleased, but I wanted to 'see'/'read' their reaction. So one time I wrote the scene myself. I even pasted it in the back of my "Anne of the Island" book so that every time I read the book I could add that missing scene to it.

I've decided to share that scene with others, in case some other people out there feel the same way that I do. I hope you enjoy it. You can also find this story on my website at www.geocities.com/beth_mott under my "Road to Avonlea" section - B.M.***

When the young lovers reached Green Gables they stood at the yard gate talking as the sun began to dip into the horizon. They talked of their dreams and hope for their future together.

"Oh, Anne." Gilbert exclaimed, touching her radiant face with one hand, while he clasped one of hers with the other. "I can't begin to tell you how happy you've made me. It's hard to express how wonderful it is to have one of your dreams come true. Especially one you were loosing faith in."

Anne laughed gaily, she was feeling light hearted and very much loved at that moment. "Oh, Gilbert. I can't believe how blind I've been. I was such a fool to believe in my imaginings of what falling in love would be like. I always thought it would be something that happened all of a sudden because of meeting someone exciting and romantic, and here it happened slowly and beautifully, developing out of a wonderful friendship. Now I know why I felt so horrible when I refused you the first time you asked me."

"You did?" Gilbert raised his dark eyebrows in astonishment.

Anne nodded, looking up into her beloved's dark eyes. "I cried for hours after you left. Of course Phil's rebukes didn't help ease my suffering at all. She thought I was a fool to have refused you. And upon reflection, I'd have to agree with her."

"At least we've managed to come together without any major set backs, like Mr. and Mrs. Irving. I don't know if I could have bared to wait twenty-five years for you Anne. I would have probably died of a broken heart before then." There was a teasing tone in his voice, but there was a touch of seriousness as well.

"Well, lets not think about what 'might have been' and focus on what we have right now. And the bright future we are going to have together."

"I love you, Anne Shirley." Gilbert said, his eyes shinning with love as he put his arms around his sweetheart.

"I love you too." Anne replied just before he kissed her.

Inside the house stood a very delighted lady, watching the young couple. "Oh, Marilla!" She cried, beckoning her friend to the window.

"What is it now, Rachel?" The other woman sighed, wondering what could have gotten her friend so excited.

"Come and see for yourself!" Mrs. Lynde cried eagerly.

An indulgent smile crept over Marilla's face as she moved to do as bidden. The smile widened however when she saw what Rachel was exclaiming over. She closed her eyes and said a little prayer of thanks.

"Here they come!" Mrs. Lynde suddenly exclaimed, moving quickly to claim her chair at the table and grabbed up her knitting. Marilla made for her stew pot and began stirring it so quickly that the poor liquid wouldn't have any chance of cooking. Presently Anne and Gilbert made their entrance. Anne's cheeks burned rosy red, while Gilbert wore an enormous smile.

"Well, good evening, Gilbert Blythe." Mrs. Rachel greeted pleasantly, trying to keep her smile in check so as not to give herself away. "How are you feeling?"

"Much better, Mrs. Lynde, thank you." The young man replied, trying to check the excitement in his voice. "I'll be back to normal by the time school starts again."

"Well, that's good to hear." She replied, her knitting needles clicking furiously. "You gave us an awful fright, my boy. We were sure we'd lost you for good, that's what!"

"Well, I'm tougher than I look I guess." Was Gilbert's good-natured reply.

"So, did you two have a nice walk?" Marilla asked, still stirring her stew.

Anne looked up at Gilbert and smiled. "Yes, it was nice." She replied, then after sending a mute inquiry to Gilbert added. "Actually, it was wonderful!"

"Oh?" Was Marilla's sole reply.

Anne smiled as Gilbert put his arm around her waist and said. "I've asked Anne to marry me, and she's said 'yes'!"

"Oh! Congratulations!" Mrs. Lynde exclaimed, rising from her seat and throwing her knitting on the table. "I always knew that you two would make a match some day!" She joyfully hugged Anne and Gilbert in turn. When she calmed down somewhat, Anne turned to Marilla, who was standing beside the table watching the threesome.

She was so happy for the young pair. She was very fond of Gilbert Blythe and could not have wished for anyone else to marry her precious Anne. Suddenly two tears spilled over her wrinkled cheeks and she quickly closed the gap between herself and her girl. "You do beat all, child!" She exclaimed as she hugged the smiling young woman who stood before her. Marilla was never so happy in her life.

Now The End


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