You never get over your first love. Itâs something Iâve heard countless times. Like someone has to point out that your pain will never go away. That your shattered heart will never mend. Because thatâs exactly what my heart did the day I watched Asher Evans board that train - it shattered, splintering into a million tiny fragments that I didnât think Iâd ever be able to piece back together. He was the boy I had loved since I understood what loving someone meant. The one who knew me inside and out. The one who swore heâd never let me go. Itâs been six years since that day and even now the memory haunts me like it was yesterday. Iâve done my best to move on, to rebuild, and for the most part Iâve done pretty well. But all of that comes crashing down when Asher strolls back into town like he never left. I donât want to want him. I certainly donât want to need him. But that doesnât stop me from doing it anyway. Only things are different now. Iâm different. Iâm not the girl he left behind all those years ago. I may have been foolish enough to give him my heart once but I wonât make that mistake a second time. Or at least thatâs what I tell myself until Iâm standing face to face with the one man who has the power to break me all over again.
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