Tuesday, February 11, 2014

An Excerpt from Remember Me...

He laughed humorlessly. “If there is one thing I have remembered from my previous life is that it is not a good idea to piss off your father. If we’re going to do this, I want his blessing this time.”
            I dropped my head on his chest, “He will never give it.”
            He pulled me away from him so he could look down into my face, “I know but I won’t have it any other way Julietta. I don’t want to have to spend my life always looking over my shoulder and what about my family? Do you honestly think your father wouldn’t retaliate against them?”
            He was right. I knew he was and it left a bottomless pit of despair to settle in my gut. “Is this goodbye then?” I asked.
            He lifted my face by my chin and kissed me softly, “As much as it pains me it has to be.”

            I watched him walk away and again my heart shattered into a million tiny pieces. I sank down against the wall and let the tears fall.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely and heartbreaking excerpt. I would love to be considered for one of the 20 copies, please. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.