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Book two of the award-winning Immaginario duet!
‘Naomi, forgive me?As much as every cell in my body aches to be with you, I cannot stay. The cost of me being in this world is too great. Every second I remain here, in this form, has far-reaching consequences that neither your soul nor mine can bear. You know this, bella. Do not grieve for me. I am always with you. You are beautiful and so much stronger than you know. Find your own path, Naomi. It will lead you to me. Ti amo.
Forever yours, Joe x
That was it. That was all he had said by way of a goodbye. I had read those words a thousand times, but the anger towards him had not abated. I held the crumpled, tearstained note in my shaking hand trying to understand why he had left—no, not just left. He had chosen to die rather than spend his life with me. His conscience had won out, and in that respect, Joe had proved to be a far better person than me. When Laney Marsh, the Master Author at Marsh Mansion, had warned me of the ripple effect that Joe being in my life would have on the universe, I hadn’t cared. My desire for Joe had beaten my own conscience into submission. I was angry and hurt beyond measure that he hadn’t fought for us. Selfishly, I convinced myself that I had been prepared to accept the consequences of loving him, and I had known the stakes. Now, I’d had time to think. My head was in constant battle with my heart, but I would’ve found a way for us to be together. If he’d just given me time, I would’ve found a way!
Hot rivulets of grief flowed freely down my cheeks and plopped onto the table. Joe was gone, and he was never coming back.
“What time is the removal van coming, dear?”
Mrs. Crabtree’s question startled me. I hadn’t heard my neighbour come in. “Um, ten o’clock,” I squeaked.
She noticed my flustering, and I quickly scrubbed my hand across my face. The action prompted an immediate and sympathetic response from her.
“There now,” she soothed and crossed through the open door towards me, hand outstretched. “No more tears, dearie. This is a new chapter[…]”
Andato CL Monaghan
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