Written by Mark Edgemon

Alita was a beautiful young hispanic woman, who had to quit college in order to work and support her ailing mother, who desperately needed a liver transplant. She only needed a few months to finish her studies, however her mother needed her then and couldn't wait.

Without a college degree, Alita was forced to take a job as a maid with a cleaning service, who catered to the rich and affluent. She was assigned to the Reynolds estate, which was lived in by a wealthy young man named Reginald.

When she walked through the front door for the first time, Reginald couldn't take his eyes off of her. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. She looked like a princess of nobel bloodlines. When she introduced herself to him all he could say was, "abba abba do me", which meant nothing in any language. What he meant to say was nice to meet you, but it didn't come out that way.

As Alita's mother took a turn for the worse and could no longer wait for an operation, she could only think of one way to save her...steal!

One night, Alita entered Reginald's estate and opened the front door of his mansion with the key that he had given her, so she could clean on week day mornings. She walked into the house around midnight in hopes of finding something she could steal that wouldn't be easily missed, something she could then sell and use to help pay for her mother's operation that was so desperately needed.

As she walked into the drawing room, she made her way to the fireplace and removed the painting from above it, believing it to be of great value. Just then, Reginald walked into the room wearing his blue striped, silk pajamas, that were a little baggy in the legs and no slippers, standing there in his bare feet.

She should have been scared, but she found his little lost boy look adorable. All he needed was a teddy bear and he would be set.

The fact she was caught in the act of stealing from him gave Reginald the courage he normally did not have. He walked over to her and kissed her on the cheek.

Three months later, they were married and returned to his estate, this time...she as his bride. He of course paid for her mother's operation, who eventually got better and came to live with them. He saw royalty in Alita...and maybe...there was.

Moral: Look past a person's actions and when possible, reach out to the undeserving. After all, aren't we all!

Copyright 2008 Mark Edgemon

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