"We always say what's gone is gone... but it's not, Evan. Past is always present. It's present in my memories, in my scars, in my nightmares." Ramona's voice croaked.
"You're right, Ramona. Past is and will always be there but it's our choice to look back at it." Evan's fingers were now drawing slow circles on her arm.
"Past doesn't come back to haunt us, Ramona. We go back to the past, it drags us there so that we can haunt ourselves." Evan said.
Evan had experienced the glory of love and the sadness too. He was left scarred by the loss of the love of his life. Her parting gift to him - their newborn child Julius, the only string that connected him to life - that kept him alive.
He had experienced his heart transforming to a piece of stone at the grave of his wife when he had seen the last drop of his warm tear falling down and disappearing into the ground beneath which she laid.
Wanting to concentrate solely on his baby child and to run away from his lost love's memories Evan moved into a small town of Vermont. Things were about to change for him when Ramona, the slightly crazy and extremely infuriating, alcoholic woman next door, might be the only one to make that stone melting. And he, didn't see it coming...
But Ramona had her walls up too, to guard her own broken heart which was reminded constantly of the darkness inside it by Evan's uncontrollable anger issues.
How would they ever write their future together when Evan only saw Ramona as a threat to his child and Ramona compared Evan to her past?
Next to them they still didn't know evil was still creeping in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to pounce with a purpose so vile. And they, didn't see it coming...
Book 2 of "You're Still The One". (YSTO Book2, spin off.)
It's a stand alone book.