Drake & Chloe ~ The Chosen by Kristin Clark
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“We shouldn’t be doing this. I shouldn’t be doing this. It is wrong. I am so sorry, Chloe. I should not have let this go this far. We are from two different worlds. You are so good … pure. I am not. I come from somewhere dark, somewhere you never want to go. I will take you back to town, and you won’t hear from me anymore. I promise you. I will cause you no further pain anymore.”
I didn’t answer him. I didn’t look at him either. Instead I shut my eyes and let him lift me up. I didn’t wrap my arms around him. I had to hold my breath the entire way, careful to not breathe him in. I knew that if I did, the tears would escape. He held me in his arms and took me back to town.
When he put me down, I opened my eyes and looked up at him. “That’s not fair. You can’t just come into my life, turn everything upside down, and then walk away,” I said, my voice starting to crack. I looked up at him, and one tear escaped my left eye. “You can’t just go. Look at me! You said you don’t want to hurt me or upset me. And yet here you are.”
“I’m so sorry, Chloe,”
He lifted a hand to touch my face, but I turned away. I couldn’t bear the thought of not seeing him, holding him, touching him. I couldn’t look at him. It was too painful. I stood there for a minute looking away. Finally, I turned around to apologize, but he was gone.
I sighed and let the tears fall. My empty heart sank. I turned around to head to the library so I could cry.