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Good news…I’ve started on my end of edits on Upstaged 5 🙂 Plus another project to add to my six hobbies, plus work, house, hubby, kitty, and now school (yes, again). I can’t be bored.
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One more visit with “This Time Around” and Robert and David 🙂 A long snippet to leave you with for this pair. 🙂
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Can two lonely souls finally get a second chance on getting it right?
Robert can’t believe this has happened again. His heart is in tatters, all because of his once-again ex. Out of pure frustration, he takes matters into his own hands and gives boxing a try. All he gains is an injured hand, which needs the attention of a physical therapist.
David is overwhelmed and his heart is in denial over the sudden departure of the man he was in love with. As he tries to piece his life back together, a patient needing therapy walks into his clinic and the attraction is immediate; but the desire is not.
Can these two finally find a good relationship that will last and work this time around?
David’s about to burst…I think they both are.
Robert looked like he relaxed and sighed. “What’s alone time? I’d kill for that. I moved back in with my folks. Talk about mayhem.”
David laughed. “Why, do you have wild parents?”
“No, but I have a three-year-old brother who keeps us all hopping.”
“Ah, I’m familiar with that. The person I was with had a kid a little bit older than that. She’d run circles around us!”
“Kids do that.”
David started the treatments while they spoke. “Flex for me. Good. What’s his name?”
“My brother? Luke. He’s so sweet. I took a leave from college to take care of him, so did my twin sister.”
Feeling a little playful, David’s eyes widened and he smacked his forehead. “Good heavens, there are two of you?”
Robert smirked and laughed lightly. “She’s the best sister. I tell her everything. Mom’s too clingy and Dad’s too angry. It worked out for me. Got the best of both worlds to be my support system.”
There was a silence as Robert finished his first round of exercises. “That feels much better. That putty is great stuff. Hey, what was your almost stepchild’s name?”
David looked into Robert’s eyes but looked down again. “Andrea.”
Robert cocked a brow. “Pretty name.”
“Pretty girl. Big brown eyes and silken blonde hair. She had an infectious laugh and smile. She oozed charisma, just like her…” He paused and knew he would have to reveal he was gay too. “Father.” David finished with a whisper. He clenched his fists and tried to push away the memories of holding Andrew in his arms and just talking or something better.
“Ah,” was the eloquent response from his patient. His attention turned to the handsome young man when Robert put his hand on David’s shoulder. “Please, David? What was his name?”
Fine. Uncle! “Okay, okay. Tell me yours first, your ex.”
“Which one? My ex-husband or ex-kinda-fiancé?”
David gasped. “Oh um, how about both?”
Robert sighed and looked into his therapist’s eyes. “My ex-spouse was Cleve. My twice now ex-almost-engaged was Phillip.”
Upon hearing that name, David clenched his fists. “Really?” he gritted his teeth and tried not to clench his jaw.
“You look like you just tensed up all over. What was it?”
“That name, Phillip. That’s who my lover ran off to be with.”
Robert eyes widened as if a light bulb had just come on in his mind. “Whoa… just a shot in the dark here…was your ex possibly Andrew Bradley-Horner?”
David drew in a sharp breath and his brows shot up in surprise. “You know him?”
“You could say that. We all lived together at college. We frequently fought over Phillip. Holy cow! Now I remember your name, he mentioned that Andrew had cheated on him with a David Griffin! What’re the odds?”
“Holy shit! Wow… so you’re the Robert? I guess since they decided to get back together, the argument got settled.”