Happy first day of December! Wow has this year flown by or what??? Are you ready for the Holidays?
I’m posting again from This Time Around (which is a rework of Refugees which is the sequel to For the Heart of Phillip). Drama was everywhere in the first book; but it’s been tamed in this volume, which follows Robert and David’s journey after things didn’t go as planned in book one.
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To set the stage: (spoiler alert)!!! In the first book, Robert and Phillip break up and David and Andrew break up.
Last week David saw the brief note from Andrew saying goodbye. This is the last part of the opening scene:
It was all too clear now. Andrew was gone, as was Andrea. He shook his head, unwilling to believe this was the end! David darted from room to room and saw that all of Andrew and Andrea’s belongings were gone too. It was, indeed, over. David clenched his jaw tightly as he crumpled the note in his hand. His knees buckled and he crumpled to the floor, sitting like a stunned animal. His eyes watered, but he angrily wiped the tears away. It was a feeble effort; they kept refilling.
“You… prick! You…”
David grabbed his cell phone and began to dial, but his thumb hovered above the “send” button. His hand shook as he stared at the number. Finally, he hit “cancel”. What am I gonna do? Yell at him? Threaten him? Beg him to come back? He leaned back and shut his eyes, his mind a whirlwind of memories from the past few months. All the sex, the dinners, the fun with little Andrea in the backyard. All dissolved right before his eyes. What the hell went wrong? It has to be Phillip! Dammit! He went back home to his precious Philly. How nice of him to leave me in the damn dust!
David slowly opened the hand which held the ring, and let it fall to the floor. He gritted his teeth as a wave of anger swept over him like a tsunami, and he hurled the crumpled note furiously into the living room. It landed on the love seat. The same love seat where Andrew had sat in a dazed stupor for hours on the night he and his husband Phillip had broken up. It was also the place where little Andrea would sit during movie night, and where David and Andrew would make out before heading back to their bedroom. Now, it was all just a memory…