Beautiful Sunday here, but thanks to the heat wave raging on our island right now, everyone's beat by the absolute level of warmth. Nothing better to imagine than sitting down in an air-con room or in front of a blowing fan... and reading. :) Join me for Six Sentence Sunday?
Back once more in Vegas - because this chapter/scene is a pivotal one in the book.
Last week, I'd hinted that Ash, former cop turned ambulance worker, carried a heavy secret. A new beginning with his childhood best friend beckons. Marriage, and a partnership between them... Yet, how can Ash allow all this, when he bears this secret?
What is this secret? Read on to find out.
Maybe—just maybe—there might be one person who'd never abandon him if she knew what he'd done, and that person would be Rayne, because she'd always been by his side, her presence quiet, steady, and unobtrusive. He'd grown up a turbulent teenager, punch-happy and with his father's terrible, volatile temper, and when he was in one of his unpredictable, almost bipolar funks, no one dared approach him. . .he'd had no friends, and not even his brother had stepped up, though they were thick as thieves in everything else, as that would mean going up against their father—the father Duncan idolized but Ash hated for charting out his life even before he'd been born.
So he'd rebelled, but Rayne had never let him down, though—she was the only person who had cared for him during those troubled days. She always knew where to find him, and she was just there; he couldn't explain it any other way. Rayne saw through him, and she reached inside to the part of him that had needed acceptance and love, never questioning, never trying to make him do what he didn't want to do.
And that was why he couldn't taint her life, because Rayne was all things good, like hope and the prospect of a wonderful tomorrow, while he was only darkness, a fact he’d had confirmed the day he had shot and killed Matt Dearborn, one of his closest friends....'
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Hope you're all enjoying a lovely Sunday!
From Mauritius with love,