Author's note: I wrote this story back in 2012. However, I am revising it again in order to write the sequel Rougher Tides. Some of the dialogue will be changed although I'm doing my best to keep it to the original story line. If you are interested in this story, you can read the full version by clicking on the following link and purchasing it. However, the story will be updated once this revision is complete.
Three weeks later, Jackie had checked the bank account that her parents had set up for her since before she was born. As expected, she had no access to it. She sighed accepting this punishment from them.
However, what they didn't know was that she had set up her own bank account that they couldn't touch. She congratulated herself on this small victory. It was the least of all consolations that she was able to think three steps ahead, something many other people could not do. Still, the money was finite and she would struggle learning to budget it better. Would Honey still want her? That was an unfair question. After everything they went through together and Honey hadn't left yet, she wouldn't. At least, this is what Jackie told herself.
She was sharing Honey's room in the apartment with Jean. Honey walked into the room and noticed Jackie's eyes were tearing but she learned a while ago to let Jackie come to her on her own.
“They really did it,” Jackie said from where she was sitting on the bed.
“What?” Honey asked confused.
“They disowned me. I'm broke now,” Jackie said.
Comprehension flooded through Honey. So that's why she was crying. Honey walked over to the bed and sat down next to Jackie.
“How can you want me now?” Jackie asked.
Stung by the question, Honey said nothing. She placed her hand on Jackie's shoulder. Jackie looked at her confused.
“Money isn't everything,” Honey said simply. “It certainly doesn't define you.”
Honey hugged Jackie. Jackie just sat there. Honey stroked Jackie's light brown hair.
“Honey I don't have much left,” Jackie admitted. “I wanted us to be financially set before we married each other.”
“Money isn't everything,” Honey repeated. “We'll make do.”
“I only have one million in my bank account,” Jackie admitted.
'What?' Honey broke from the embrace. She was astonished. 'One million?' Most people would kill for that kind of money and Jackie was saying she was broke?
“Jackie,” Honey said. “I don't want your money. Just your love.”
Honey placed her hand where Jackie's heart beat. Jackie looked up at her. She didn't know where this was going.
“This is your best gift to me,” Honey explained.
Jackie smiled. Honey was so sappy at times. They hugged each other tightly and kissed. Their hug turned into a passionate night of lovemaking.
“We need to figure out a date for this wedding of ours,” Honey said as she was folding laundry.
“Weddings are expensive,” Jackie replied as she put the folded laundry away to their appropriate spots.
“We don't need something elaborate,” Honey answered. “We could elope and have a party somewhere.”
“If I buy a house we can have a party in our own yard,” Jackie smiled.
“Isn't that expensive?”Honey asked.
“Not if we leave New York. And with our own house, we wouldn't have to muffle your moans at night,” Jackie said and winked.
Honey blushed. She couldn't help that Jackie was good in bed. Not that she had much to go by, since Jackie was her only one but she felt she was truly lucky.
“Same sex marriage is legal now on the federal level, so we can go anywhere,” Honey said happily. “However, some states may cause a problem.”
“Not to worry,” Jackie said and smiled. “I'll figure something out.”