I am closing this blog down in about a month - so one last look at book 2 of Circles Trilogy - Circles Divided. It's a long snippet, but since it's the last - I'm going for it.
Scene set - Julie and Robert became lovers. He discovers she's refusing to chase her dream dance career so he "betrays" her.
Julie's parents, sibling and friends and ex-boyfriend sat at a booth in the Observation Deck Lounge and ordered drinks. "Robert, try and believe that someday she will understand what you did for her," said Mr. Anderson.
"And then she'll come back to you." Mrs. Anderson patted his arm.
Robert gritted his teeth and gripped his Coke.
Tricia leaned close to Francine. "What was in the letter?"
"The truth." She lowered her voice. "I couldn't let her leave without her understanding. It's not fair to Robert."
"Think she'll forgive him."
Francine sipped her drink. "There's nothing to forgive. He pushed her away so she'd go dance. He still loves her."
Tricia scooted her chair to the left and whispered to Jennifer what she'd just learned.
The conversation around the table focused on Julie. The only one who didn't speak was Robert, he kept glancing at his watch.
"There's a space by the window and it should be time for Julie's plane to depart." Mr. Anderson pointed.
Robert stood away from the group. Francine stepped close. "Need a friend?" She put her arm around his waist and together they watched while the plane taxied to the runway and rolled.
As it lifted into the air, whispers of goodbye and good luck could be heard.
Robert silently screamed. Why didn't you remember I said I would always love you!
"Robert," Trish turned to face him. "Now will you let us hear the poem you wrote for English?"
He watched the plane disappear into the clouds. His sadness fading as a numbness filled the void. He remembered the first time he saw Julie, the first time they spoke, touched, kissed and made love. Long ago, he'd told Paul he didn't dream anymore. He'd lied. Julie was his dream. Memories of her would keep him warm on cold nights and give him comfort when he was alone. With a silent wish that one day one dream might come true, he recited from a sad heart:
She possessed my being,
Gave me a future
Our souls intertwined
One's dream realized
A heart broken
The pain -
Is the love of a girl from wealthy Westland and a street punk from the slums of the Shore strong enough to surpass all that life will throw at them and forge a life together? Is Julie willing to sacrifice her childhood dream of becoming a professional dancer for the man she loves? Is Robert willing to lay down his ties to the gang in order to hold onto his new found love?
Sacrifices must be made, but will they be enough?
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