Kayson Williams stole my heart in an instant with his charm and dimpled smirk. We were just kids, but we fell hard, we fell fast, and we fell deep. It was perfect…until it wasn’t. I fought hard for him, for us, while he set out to ruin it all. He hid behind our relationship, masked the pain with our love, but never stopped falling. Until one day he decided we weren’t enough anymore and threw us away. He tossed us and the future we were building aside. As time passed I started to heal. The shattered pieces of my heart, the jagged pieces of my soul, started to mend. I lived and laughed without him. Found each day easier to breathe. Until one day, four years later, he stormed back into my life like a hurricane.
Ember Martinez was like a burst of color in my dull and desolate world. Timid and shy yet full of life and love, she brightened each day and gave me a reason. A reason to live, a reason to love, a reason to care. She tried to heal me even when she didn’t know how truly broken I was. She shattered the front I gave to the world and loved me for me. No matter how many times I fucked up. But as much as I wanted and needed her, I still felt like I was drowning. I still let my demons darken my soul. So I made a decision that wrecked me and almost ended me. I had to let her go. No matter how tightly she wanted to hold on, I had to break the hold to save her from me. Then when the unimaginable happens, four years later, I can’t stay away any longer.
My weakness tore us apart, but her strength brought us together. We were fated to fall and together we keep falling deeper.