Author's Note: Alright, so this is a preview of the first chapter of Home Is Where My Heart Is, the sequel to The New Girl. I could use some feedback to see if you all think this is a good start. If I get at least one review on this, I will post the full first chapter of the new story in a few hours. :) Enjoy!
Home Is Where My Heart Is
It's Been Five Years
I always liked fast cars. I had been driving the same Aston Martin Vanquish for five years, despite having plenty of money to have bought a new one by now. So it came as a surprise to me, when I found myself preparing to move a long distance for the third time in my life, that I didn't choose to drive my Aston Martin.
The condo was sold. The boxes were packed and loaded into the moving truck. I handed the keys to the Aston Martin to my loyal assistant and patted her on her shoulder.
"You're fired." I told her simply, "Enjoy the car."
I slipped into my brand new Lexus LS hybrid and sighed, looking into the rearview mirror at the building which held the condo where so much of the last five years had gone wrong. My marriage, my career, my child… everything died in that house. I couldn't live there anymore. I had to erase it from my memory.
As I hit the open road I was relieved to look behind me and for the first time in years feel like the demons of my past couldn't catch up to me. I had been trying to run away from them in my fast car for a long time and yet here I was, in my hybrid car, going the speed limit, and it felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders.
Of course, I wasn't going to be able to erase all the memories at once. The events that had shaped my current life began to come back to me in a rush…
I heard my name being called from somewhere near my front door and I recognized the voice, a smile immediately spreading across my face as I stood and raced from my bedroom to the entryway.
"Nathan!" I jumped onto my best friend, wrapping my arms around his neck and my legs around his waist, placing my lips firmly on top of his for a passionate kiss, "I missed you."
"I missed you too beautiful." Nathan smiled at me but the smile didn't spread to his eyes as he held me in his embrace.
"What's wrong?" I asked him, slipping down from around him and standing instead in front of him.
"Um… maybe we should sit down?" Nathan motioned to the living room and I frowned but followed him, sitting down on the couch cross-legged facing him.
"Nate, what's going on? You show up out of the blue to my condo in New York City and not that I'm complaining but you don't seem very happy to be here."
"I have to tell you something." Nathan took a deep breath as he wrung his hands together like he always did when he was nervous, "And you're not going to be happy with me."
To Be Continued...