I left so I never had to risk seeing him again. I left because everything in this damn town reminded me of him. I left because he chose prison over us. He made a choice, so I made one too, I moved across the country. But when my mother calls me home for Christmas, I was terrified I’d run into the man who broke my heart. When we finally come face to face, I can feel him all over my body like a shiver I can’t get rid of. I thought I was over him.
I never expected my heart would still beat for him.
She thinks I gave up on us, that I asked for all of this. What she doesn’t realize is that it wasn’t a choice, I did what I had to do. I served my time, closing that chapter of my life. Everyone deserves a second chance, even a criminal like me.
I’m not the bad guy she thinks I am, I’m just a man who wants his girl back.