I asked the readers on my Facebook page which perspective they wanted from Eternal Endings for a teaser, and I got a lot of Bragden responses...However, I only just started Bragden's perspective, and I don't nearly have enough to do a teaser. I'm still trying to capture his voice. This week, you all get a little teaser from his younger brother: Liam. I really love Liam's section. That character will always have a special place in my heart. <3
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“Where did you go?” Natalie questions when I sit down on the edge of the bed.
I’m not really sure how to start this.
“Did I do something wrong? I seriously was just joking about the flowers and chocolate before. I’m not one of those girls. I don’t want you to change anything or start acting different.”
“Natalie,” I say to get her to stop rambling. She stops talking and steps away from the door. During the silence, I collect my thoughts. I’ve never been one open up to something, but with Natalie I feel safe. “I know I’m a hard person to get to know. I keep to myself; I don’t open up. I spent two years of my life on my own. I did a lot of things I’m not proud of, and there are some things in my past that I will never tell you. It takes me longer to realize that there are people in my life who want to know me--to help me. Our family on the other side of the door,” I point to the door behind her, “will never know me as well as you do.”
“Ryanne knows you better than I do,” she whispers to me.
“Natalie, the relationship I have with Ryanne does not compare to what I have with you. For the first time in a very long time, I feel like my candle flame is no longer flickering. It’s burning bright.”
Her eyes narrow. “Your candle flame?”
Sitting back against the headboard, I pat the area beside me. “Want to hear a story?”
“What’s the story about?” she asks as she walks across the room and crawls over my legs to lie down beside me.
“This is my story. All of it.”