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Tropical Love: A Story of Two Outlaws

Two Misfits, One Unforgettable Love

By Nikki LynnPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Jack and Lily

Lily was a young woman who lived a mundane life as a data analyst in a gray, cubicle-filled office. She yearned for some adventure and excitement, but it seemed her life was stuck in a monotonous routine. One day she decided to take a chance and try something she had never done before; she booked a solo trip to a Caribbean island.

Lily arrived on the island, ready for a change of pace and a chance to let loose. On her first night there, she stumbled into a local pub, where she met a man who went by the name Jack. Jack was everything Lily wasn't. He was rough around the edges, with tattoos coverings his arms and a devil-may-care attitude. He was a thief who made a living out of conning tourists out of their money.

Despite their vastly different personalities, the two were drawn to each other. They spent that night drinking, talking, and laughing, and before they knew it, the sun was beginning to rise. Jack offered to show her around the island, and Lily accepted, eager to explore the island with someone who knew it so well.

As they spent more time together, Lily discovered Jack was more than just a thief. He was also fiercely intelligent and he had a heart of gold. He grew up in the streets and from a young age, he had to learn how to fend for himself, but he still always found ways to help those in need. Lily was captivated by his courage and unwavering spirit, and she couldn't help falling in love with him.

Their happiness would be short-lived though.

The island was controlled by a group of dangerous criminals, who, ironically, took issue with Jack's thieving ways. One night, they confronted the couple and threatened to kill them both if Jack didn't turn over all of his ill-gotten gains. When Jack refused to give in, the criminals attacked.

Lily was terrified, but Jack was determined to protect her. He fought off the attackers, using his wit and cunning ways to outsmart them. But somehow, in the middle of the rumble, Jack was shot. As he lay on the ground bleeding, Lily sobbed hysterically, cradling Jack in her arms as she begged him to hold on.

Just when all hope seemed lost, Jack's eyes fluttered open. He grinned up at her as he said, "I guess this is it," with a dark humor only he could muster. "Our love story has come to an end."

Lily smiled through her tears, shaking her head. "Not yet," she demanded. "Not if I have anything to say about it."

She used her medical training to tend to Jack's wounds, determined to save him. For the next few weeks she never left his side, nursing him back to health. After he recovered, they both realized that their love was strong enough to overcome any obstacle that came their way.

They left the island together, embarking on a new adventure in crime. They may have been an unlikely pair, but you know the old saying, "Opposites attract?" They seemed to be each other's perfect match.

They lived their lives to the fullest, never taking a single moment for granted and finding joy amidst the chaos. As years passed, Jack and Lily remained together, their love growing stronger with each day that passed. They may have been two misfits, but they were meant to be together and nothing would ever change that. They found happiness in the darkest of places and laughed in the face of danger. Their love was a wild, untamed romance, and they wouldn't want it any other way.

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About the Creator

Nikki Lynn

I have recently discovered that I have a passion for writing. Short fiction stories and poems have been my focus thus far. I am looking for other areas to experiment in.

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