Happy Tuesday, folks. I couldn't resist that image when I found it and I think there's a story brewing there. Enjoy my tease, I hope :-)
It’s as though she was back there in that moment, confronted by the wall of water, trapped, crying, the butt of her big brother’s cruel trick.
Rosie’s breath hitched, and she inched closer to that picture.
She’d had no idea that moment had been captured, by anything other than her mind.
I was so scared, until you came.
That was the name he’d whispered in her ear, after he’d rescued her from the fountain, and taken her back to Mama. Thom, her foolish brother had received a thick ear for his part in the prank, and Adrian had disappeared in the ensuing commotion.
She’d never forgotten that comforting embrace. Had never felt that safe and protected again, not least because her life had gone to hell in a hand basket shortly after. With dear Mama succumbing to the cancer, and Thom going off the rails, Rosie had bounced around the system, and that hug had been one of the last truly human touches she’d had.
She spun around at the sound of that deep voice. Gone was the boy of her dreams to be replaced by…
“Adrian, is that you?”
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