Back in ’42, Bonnie Louise and Ruth Gold were the deadliest spies the British Secret Service had ever seen. Together they took down the seedy fat cats, notorious mobsters and double crossing, dirty dealing warlords of every major city in the world. Now, 11 years later, they live ordinary lives with ordinary jobs and faithful husbands… but for how long?
The phone rings and she can already feel it. ‘Bonnie,’ a voice she knows all too well says.
‘Bonnie, its me… I need your help.’
‘It’s been going on for a while now, Bon. I watch him drop her off, kiss her goodnight- and he thinks I don’t know…’
‘I see. So what do you need me to do?’
‘I want him dead’
‘No Bon. I don’t deserve it. I gave him my heart-‘
‘Let’s do it. One last time’
The plans have been made and it will all be over by tomorrow night.
But Ruth can’t help but wonder if she’s making a mistake.
‘Maybe.. If he could just explain…’
Meanwhile, Bonnie finishes the evening with her own mysterious lover.
“It’s been wonderful darling”
“Just for a little while”
“I really mustn’t-” she hesitates
“Oh if you insist”
“Bonnie Louise, you are quite something.” But before she can reply, the door flies open and standing there is Ruth.
And if looks could kill…
“It was you-” she falters
“Want do you want me to say Ruthie?”
And for a moment she is blinded by rage “nothing”
Everyone she ever cared about is gone.
“Is it me?” She wonders “do I push them to betray me?”
But deep down she knows she’s just been dealt a bad hand.
“Goodbye Richard. Goodbye Bonnie Louise.”
And just like that, Ruth Gold as we knew her, is gone.
As far as anyone will ever know, she died along with her husband and best friend.
Just as she begins to feel afraid of empty road ahead, the sun peaks over the horizon and a wave of relief washes over her as she realises – she is free.
Many thanks to Bethan and Matilda for a fun themed photoshoot!