They finally made their escape.
“That was a close call mi amor.” Roberto clasped Rosa’s hand and pulled her closer to him.
“Si, I am so glad we were able to get away from him. He would never let me marry you. I just couldn’t tell him I was carryin’ su bebe’. He would kill me.”
Rosa took one hand and placed it on her stomach, “I will be showing before long and could not have kept it a secret any longer.”
“Today is the beginning of our life together mi amor.”
Roberto reached down and picked up the lightest backpack and handed it to Rosa.
When the ‘coyote’s’ jeep pulled over to pick them up, Roberto made sure the money he had been saving was still in his pocket.
“We have a long journey, but first, we must get ourselves across this border.”
“Si, Roberto, first things first.”
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