Written by Scotty
Love is a splendid thing, but so many things come into making it these days. With all of the problems in the economy, even love may not be able to trump the need for enough money to survive on. It is a sad but true story when it comes to couples getting together, for happiness can be enough, as long as there is something else to keep the couples protected.
Peggy and Charles have just been married, much to the chagrin of Aunt Edith. Edith knows that there is something wrong with Charles that her niece does not see, but the marriage is final now and she will have to hold her tongue. Peggy is ready to make her wedding night special, as she has been keeping herself pure for all of her years, waiting for the right man to come along, and with plenty of money in her account, she has found Charles is the love of her life. Even with Charles’ love for Peggy, he is more interested in the funds Peggy has at her disposal.
On their drive away from the church, the couple winds up in a severe storm that is making it next to impossible to see where they are going. When their car breaks down, they do not know what to do since the storm does not seem to be letting up at all. Not wanting to wait it out in the car, not on their wedding night at least, Peggy and Charles start trekking through the woods and find an old abandoned house that would be perfect for them to rest in. When entering the house, the couple notices how run down it looks, but it seems to be set up for the young lovers. Lighting a fire that was prepped for them, Charles takes notice of a battle axe that is sitting above the fire place.
Wanting to make their first night together as a couple the most perfect night ever, Peggy urges Charles to do all in his power to make it so. Finding a bed that appears to be made for them, Charles starts thinking to himself what all he will do with his new wife’s money, but Peggy will not give it one thought at all. As Peggy comes into the bedroom with a drastically changed appearance, she will do anything to make the night perfect and she does. But while Charles sleeps after their marriage is consumated, he sees Peggy welcoming another man into the house. While she has a different demeanor than she did before they made love, Charles gets upset and tries to step in, only to find out that the man and woman he sees are ghosts. But witnessing the murder of Peggy’s father has Charles shaken up and when he awakes from the nightmare he has fallen into, he discovers that it is all truth. Peggy wants to freeze this perfect moment in time, forever and with the help of her battle axe, there is no way to stop her.
A great story about crossed motives, as Charles is looking for an easy way to get rich, and Peggy is looking to have a baby, the same way she was conceived. Holding up the family tradition is all that Peggy requires and with her Aunt on her side, there will never be a chance of failure. With the soft spoken Amanda Plummer playing Peggy and Stephen Shellen playing Charles, the casting was perfect for this tale and I could not imagine it being done by anyone better. Until next time, Stay Scared.