This is in the beginning of THE BOUND HEART….
The night didn’t end well and Jamie is taking Olive back home to her sister’s house.
“I’m going to take you home.”
Jamie left the room. In a short while he’d flagged a cab and they were sitting next to each other as they headed to her sister’s house.
He hadn’t said anything. Just looked out the window his face hard and angry.
“It’s alright. I understand you want her don’t you?” Olive said,
“Her?” He sounded tired.
“The woman tonight.”
“Evelyn?” He turned to look at her.
There was no light really except as they past the street lamps, she got glimpses of his shadowed face.
“Is that what you think ?” yes
Yes of course that’s what she thought. Tight pain filled her chest and she looked away and out the window.
His hands moved between them and found hers.
“Olive. Can you remember what I called you that afternoon in the workshop?”
The sun. Would she ever forget. “Yes.”
His hand squeezed.
“This is for the best, you’ll see.”
Olive tugged her hand free and wrapped her arms around herself. It didn’t matter what he said. He was wrong.
THE BOUND HEART pre-order 1st Dec 2015 & Release 26th January 2016
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