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THE OPENING LINE
BY NIKKI ASHTON
Shame: A painful emotion that can lead us to be defensive and distant
Your nightmares aren’t supposed to come true. They’re supposed to stay in those dark recesses of your mind, only showing themselves at night while you sleep. Mine have surfaced and are now very real and I don’t know how to get through them or the misery that they bring. I have a beautiful girlfriend, a woman who I’ve loved from afar for years, a great career and amazing best friends in my bandmates. They’re not enough though to make the nightmares go away. I’m Elliot Andrews lead guitarist of Warrior Creek and the past is suffocating me
Trust: A reliance on the character, strength and truth of someone or something
When your belief in someone’s integrity is questioned it feels like your heart is being ripped from your chest. Especially when that person is the man who promised you honesty and a lifetime of happiness.
I have loved my boyfriend for years since I was a teenager, and now with his past coming back to haunt us both, it feels like everything is a lie. He says nothing has changed but I know he’s hiding something from me, something that has the power to break us.
I’m Belle Bradley and I must have trust because without it there is nothing.
Can two people who love each other face up to the past to set the rhythm of their future? Or will reality and its pain bring an end to their love story before it’s barely begun?
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