A Rude Awakening, a Massive Effect; the Day the World Stops Turning, Part 2

Updated on June 22, 2019
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Writing is my passion. I have an undying thirst and quest in the field of writing. Some eat, drink or use drugs when stressed; I write.

Sometimes it’s the smallest of events to happen to you that can change your life forever. The small experience that changes Eliza's life was the shock and agony of hearing a word never said to her before, "NO" and it contributed to her losing herself.

She will need to take time to re-evaluate where she feels the best parts of her have gone, but like many of us, Eliza has experienced her first lesson in learning no one gets everything He/She wants.

It has been five days since Eliza received the shock of her life. The initial trauma that has her so consumed with sorrow is wearing off, but the anxiety is starting to come in waves putting her in the worse of mood.

From her devastating experience, she's made no conscious effort to take control of her life. Eliza has allowed things to get so bad that the only color she's wearing is black. And at times, she wears a black veil over her face as she sits in one area and stares forward as she hums to herself and refuses any association with others.

Eliza's mother is trying everything in her power to lift her spirit and bring back the bossy, spoiled princess brat the servant is released to receive a break from. She has not left the house, and hardly ever eats.

"Yes," Eliza is upset, and the rejection took a significant toll on her, but the thing that really brings about heartache is the one thing that is hard for anyone to control and that "Love." What Eliza feels for Monty is "Love," but because she's so inexperienced in it, he did not understand the message she was trying to convey.

True love is formed upon free will and freedom of choice:

She went about everything wrong, trying to intimidate and threaten Monty to do what she desired physically is wrong. But what she failed to realize is "True love is formed upon free will and freedom of choice, not control and manipulation.”

Now it’s hard for her to learn that regardless of how much money, command, or authority a person thinks they hold, one thing they definitely can't control, and that's "Love".

When it comes to being in love Eliza is in the dark where others have seen the light. She learns this first hand to lose all power she felt she held and temporarily loses herself after she fell in love with a handsome young man who refuses to be her victim.

Eliza had a role in a movie she desired to take part in, but the grief, anger, and hurt she feels is preventing her from being apart. She's grieving with much pain while her heart is broken and aches so much.

Eliza mother's Elizabeth wrote a letter to the writer and executive producer of the movies. She begins by stating, I am writing on behalf of my daughter, Eliza and what I am putting on this paper is her words, and with her permission, I am giving you her sincere apology for being unable to rehearse or be a part of the film she was scheduled to be a part of.


These days Eliza life consists of feeling stunned, heartbroken, and welcoming of emotional pain. She has started to hurt in places that she thought used to feel okay. Her big brothers have been trying to encourage her and do all in their power to assist her through her heartache and pain.

Harry sits and talks to Eliza; at this time, it was later in the morning just a little past when most people begin making the best of their day. He shared with her the pain she's feeling is normal and she needs to take it slow, so she can begin taking back control and feeling like herself.

A Brother is a friend to the spirit:

Harry continues to talk to Eliza, and finally, he reached her, she replied to him by saying, "What happened to me was a big disappointment. It was very frustrating because the guy I wanted to go to the prom with so much said "NO" only he's a guy from a whole new generation, the heartthrob type that is a total dreamboat.

Harry asked Eliza to share the details with him as to what happened; she told him, "I walked up and offered to allow Monty to take me to the prom, he's a heartthrob, the hunk of a dreamboat I wanted to take me to the prom, except he said, "NO thank you." I was flabbergasted, how can he say that word to me? No one ever said that to me.

After listening to Eliza rant and go on about Monty, Harry notices his little sister is in love and doesn't know to deal with her feelings, and her sorrow is that she’s heartbroken with grief-stricken.

So, his every intention is to make sure she doesn't stay at odds for a long time over a guy. Harry plans to help his sister pick up the pieces and move forward. Harry told Eliza to admit, she has a strong feeling for Monty. Unless she gathers the courage and confesses her feelings, she won't be able to get better.

He didn't want his sister to have to jump through unnecessary hoops to gain romance and win Monty, but admits her feelings and slowly make herself available for a relationship.

After all, Harry couldn't stand just sitting and watching Eliza sit in one area and hum out loud to a Whitney Houston song, Why Does It Hurt So Bad (Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack). It” was challenging to accept that a person such as Eliza would give up so quickly and allow life to defeat her and not attempt to find her higher grounds in the world.

So, He took the time to give his little sister some honest advice with the hope that the love she feels for Monty won't come to a complete end before it starts and that she won't think "Love" is too hard to try from the previous outings that seem effortless.

He hoped she would take the time to listen to him and make an attempt to begin living again. Harry has opened the door for Eliza, and if she wants to get better and fighting to take back control of her life, the door has been open, and the opportunity is presented to her.

He told Eliza, it's time for you to begin living again and not allow yourself to walk around dressed and acting like a person who lost a loved one that irreplaceable. You can start living again by getting out of this house, and Harry leads the way to the door and holds it open for Eliza. She stood there in a still position, but she did not immediately walk out the door.

She took a deep breath, exhale, and a big smile came to her face; Harry was so excited that Eliza is finally on her way back to being her old brat of herself. The words that came from her mouth are, "What is life but a series of risk?

The difficulty is when you lose in taking a chance that doesn't happen every day. It's not easy to maintain. It seems as if Eliza finally gets that life is full of ups and downs, you take a risk at times, you will win, but there will be days where you lose. Monty assists Eliza after all, by giving her a rude awakening, but the big question is, will she return to her old princess brat of self?

Finally, Monty Changed the Story:

As Eliza and Harry stand at the door with it open, Eliza turns around to face the door to see Monty standing there. He frightens her and brings a concern to her at the same time.

She thrills to see Monty but also wonders why he took the time to come to her house as he deals with a very tight schedule on a daily? Why is Monty taking the time to visit Eliza?

Perhaps he's much concern because she has not been back to school since they had an unpleasant encounter. Maybe he needs to step out on the balcony so that the two of them can talk? Harry is standing there with Eliza, and he finally comes face to face with the one guy who has broken his sister's heart. How will he react to Monty present? Especially since he’s a very overprotective brother of his little sister.

From there, one can't help but wonder will there be an ugly indentation between Monty and Harry? How will Eliza react if it is? Possibly Eliza will introduce Harry to Monty, and this will be the beginning of a beautiful relationship between the two of them.

Eliza can find the love she wants with Monty by sending him the right message and if she can be patient and not show a very aggressive behavior; she will be rewarded, and she might even receive the love she so desperately wants.

Hopefully, the heartache and pain she experiences have taught her some compassion. And Eliza learned that great wealth without being able to share it with the right person and humility could lead to a feeling of emptiness.

Find out the answer to all questions asked and so much more as I continue the journey of a princess brat that falls for a handsome young man of high moral standards, with a bulk of intelligence, in part 2 of, A Rude Awakening, a massive effect; the day the world stops turning.

Whitney Houston - Why Does It Hurt So Bad (Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack)

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