"J'aime ce moment avec toi. C'est parfait."
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Samuel Michaels, Labor Party Speechwriter.
“He did it,” Meredith breathed as she held his business card.
The rain that fell started to spread the ink embedded in the card. She tilted her head back at the grey skies, letting the rain soak her. Seeing him brought all the memories back. Her heart had beat for the first time in years.
Ignoring the strange sensation that consumed her, Meredith stared at the tracks to watch the raindrops pelting the wildflowers. They were beautiful and free. They could be whatever they wanted. Grow wherever they wanted. Sam had broken her heart. He had pushed her away, but she had fought back until he ended it and chose.
He chose Beth.
He chose his son …
She looked at the card. He had stopped her from jumping. She wasn’t even sure if she was going to jump. He seemed so sure that she wouldn’t attempt to after he had left. Meredith slipped the limp card in her cardigan pocket. She looked around at the platform and took a step back behind the yellow line.
A few weeks after high school graduation, Meredith had moved to Rotterdam, South Netherlands, to live with her grandparents for a short time before moving out. Being away from her parents was tough, but being away from Dutch, her red border collie, was heartbreaking. Pictures and video messages weren’t enough. Each Christmas she’d return and spend weeks with her parents and dog. She had never bumped into Sam during her time. She had been careful and calculated. She didn’t want to see his son or the mother, Beth.
Meredith had accepted that she would come third or even fourth in Sam’s life. She had accepted the pregnancy after he had hidden it from her. She was determined to stand by his side, but he’d chosen to love Beth more.
The night she had discovered his abandoned car, she had searched desperately by the river for him. She wanted to save him, and if she couldn’t, she’d follow him until her last breath. For years, she wished for him to notice her, to be the receiver of his love, but she was just ‘the popular girl’ who everyone loved to him. She was more, but people had already subjected her to an image.
An image she thought Sam had never believed to be true.
But he had.
Meredith had taken two steps back before she turned around and walked into the station. Water dripped off every part of her as she made her way to the doors that would lead her out to the ramp.
“Hey!” a woman yelled.
Turning around, Meredith stared at a young woman with jet-black hair fastened in a ponytail.
Meredith glanced down and saw the puddles she’d made. “I’m sorry.”
The young woman tilted her head. “Oh, I’m not yelling at you for that. It’s raining. I just wanted to see if you’re okay.”
She nodded at the station worker. “Fine, thank you,” Meredith replied and then walked out through the electronic doors.
The moment she stood under the sheltered ramp, she took out the soaked business card. She held it between her fingers, and with the help of the wind produced by the high-speed passing train, she let the card fly.
I’m saving you, Sam.
Read chapter five in the next newsletter reveal!
Seven years ago, a night by the river would bind them together. Seven years ago, Sam’s entire world blew up before his eyes.
His only saviour …
She saved his life, exposing him to what it could be like to be with her. But that wasn’t Life’s plan. Because deep down, his secrets will destroy their lives and separate them. His secrets will break both their hearts until the day he finds her standing on the edge of the train platform, completely lost.
He did this to her.
And Sam knows that if he doesn’t go to her, he’ll lose her forever.
Will seven years be enough to mend their scars? Or will the secrets they both keep deny them once more?
One thing is certain …
You may never know tomorrow’s sunlight if you’re drowning in yesterday’s storm.
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