Life… Love… Laughter… Drama…..
These are the emotions felt in A Heart Not Easily Broken…this is NOT your typical Romance.
My past #TeaserTuesday posts have primarily focused on the happy and romantic aspects on the book. Today I am sharing a more dramatic part of the story, when things go from bad to worse.
I awoke with a start. My heart raced, my head and body ached. It took a moment for the nightmare to dissipate and realize I was alone in my bed. But the moment I closed my eyes, images of my dream bombarded me, sending me back to that hallway.
And then I heard it, the ringing of my cell phone. I reached for it and saw Brian’s cheerful smile on the screen. My finger grazed the talk button. My need to hear his voice overwhelmed me, but if I answered now, I would spill everything and our relationship would be over.
I closed my eyes and prayed for strength as the phone continued to ring. When it stopped, I waited until it notified me of a voice mail. I held the phone and listened to his message.
“Hey, baby, it’s me. Tonight was awesome! I wish you could have been here. I have so much to tell you, and you won’t believe everyone I’ve met. I can’t wait to talk to you. I didn’t mean to try and wake you because I know you’ve got a busy day ahead. Did you get your badge? I called Javan, but he didn’t answer. Don’t worry; I know you’ll do well in class. Just hang in there, okay? I’ll send the money in the morning. Until then, I plan on dreaming about you. Good night, Ebony. I love you. ”
Tears flooded from my eyes and the lump in my throat made it hard to swallow. I wished more than anything in this world I could have been with him tonight.
I wished I’d paid for another ID.
I wished I’d just bought the damn book in the first place.
I wished he would have had a roll of condoms and not emptied my bag on the floor.
Oh. My. God. I sat up so fast my head began to swim.
Javan hadn’t used any. He’d been reckless and didn’t pull out and…
I leaned over the edge of my bed and searched frantically for the trashcan. To my surprise there was still something left to vomit.