TITLE: Until You Are Mine (Until You #2)
GENRE: NA Romance
Weeks pass in an emotional haze. The never-ending stream of friends and strangers dropping in to pay their respects by bringing food or flowers has long stopped. It’s just me and Mom now. Except, it truly feels like it’s just me and a body that used to be my mother. She barely leaves her room. She’s not handling Dad’s death well. I can’t blame her. I really can’t, but she can’t spend the rest of her life in bed.
It’s like I’ve lost my mother too. Like I’m the mother, having to remind her of life’s basic needs.
It’s hard getting myself up and to school when most days I would rather just roll over and go back to sleep. Besides missing my dad, I miss Jace and Joseph. I miss Joseph oh so much, but I just can’t go there. The immediacy of life is banging down my door, far too many things to worry about and stress over to think about Joseph and our future that may never be.
I’m barely keeping it together. I’m in my senior year of high school, getting ready to graduate, intern at MCI this summer, and start at UT in the fall while also trying to keep our house running like my father was here. Like his absence hasn’t left me with paying bills, grocery shopping, and sorting out my father’s estate. Things an eighteen-year-old should not have to deal with.
There’s that, too. Today’s my eighteenth birthday.