Two childhood sweethearts, aged six and seven, eloped from Hanover in northern Germany on New Year’s Eve, determined to tie the knot under the African sun, police said last Monday.
The pair, identified as Mika and Anna-Lena, “are very much in love and decided to get married in Africa where it is warm, taking with them as a witness Anna-Lena’s little sister, aged five,” police spokesman Holger Jureczko told AFP.
As the first dawn of 2009 broke, the trio started to put their plan into action, packing all the essentials for the journey, including “sunglasses, swimming trunks, a lilo, summer clothes and provisions.”
While their parents slept, they left their house in the suburbs of Hanover and walked a kilometer up the road to a tram stop, from where they took a tram for the central station.
Waiting for a train to the airport, they aroused the attention of a guard who contacted police.
Two officers managed to convince the young lovers that they would struggle to get to Africa without money or a plane ticket.
As a consolation, the children were given a special tour of the police headquarters at Hanover station where they were especially taken with the detention cells.
Their relieved parents picked them up from the station, the spokesman said, adding, “They can still put their plan into action at a later date.”
Trish: I’ve got some good news! I’m engaged to Pete.
Winston: But I thought you were dating Dan.
Trish: That’s old news. We broke up three weeks ago.
Winston: Shouldn’t you slow down a little? You’ve only just met.
Trish: Don’t be silly.
Winston: Well, if you ask me, it seems like you’re on the rebound.
Trish: Stop being so negative. This is the real thing!
on the rebound 才失戀就發展新戀情
A person is said to be on the rebound if they jump into a new relationship while still feeling upset about the end of a previous relationship.
若說某人「on the rebound」，意思就是他們還沒走出上一段戀情結束的痛苦，就又投入下一段關係。