Before I start I wasn’t sure if I wanted to tell you about the next character in my novel or about my wife being blackmailed by a porn site. Decisions, decisions…..
Hmmmmm….lets flip a coin to decide, shall we. Dempsey calls heads.
Oh…looks like Dempsey wins!!!!!
That Special Someone
We all have that special someone who captured our heart and never let it go. That person may have come from our past or they may be someone we wake up to every morning.
Whoever they are they are unlike anyone we have ever met. They have a way of making our world brighter, pushing our buttons and challenging us. But most of all they love us in a way no one else can.
May I introduce you to Gail.
Growing up, saying goodbye and saying hello again
Gail and Gibson grew up together. For the majority of their first 15 years of life they were rarely apart. She was the type who would pull him out of a mud puddle in the second grand and toss him back in by the fourth.
They rode bikes, climbed trees, held hands and kissed. They were each other’s first love and on the day Gail and her mother moved far away their hearts broke.
When Gibson agrees to Dempsey’s newest adventure it is in a campus bar where he and Gail reunite.
Gail is now 29 years old. Engaged to a long haul trucker. Her life is one long waiting game. Her spare time consists of phone calls, texts and wondering when she’ll see him again.
I was surprised how she took over. She literally took the pen out of my hand and told me to step aside. She was smarter than the boys but most of all she was a realist.
She knew life wasn’t perfect. She also knew she was probably engaged to someone she liked but didn’t love. But sometimes you have to take the good with the bad, she told me.
That held true until Gibson arrived.
A wrinkle in her life
When they met for the first time in 14 years it was as if a day had not passed. But as with anyone who holds our heart, Gibson was like no other.
But something had changed.
He was wounded. Someone had hurt him and with that a protective feeling she had not felt in many years returned.
A Fork in the Road
With Gibson and Dempsey in her world a youthfulness she thought was lost returned. Life was exciting. It was dangerous but most of all she was happy.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget, isn’t it.
Sure, there was the long-haul trucker and a life she had already planned but for a little while she had both. A tiny window where laughter minus the loneliness won out.
But one night a decision had to be made and in that moment everything changed.