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I smack his hand away again. “I said don’t fucking touch me.” My voice is louder. I’m trying to keep it steady, even though there is a slight quiver at the end.
“Maura, you're scaring me. What’s going on? Talk to me.”
I want to cry and scream at him, and tell him how he has betrayed me, but I'm not going to let him get any emotion from me. I swallow back the tears that are threatening to fall. I will not let him see me cry. I stand tall and square my shoulders.
“Don’t touch me again, or I will scream so loud every soldier with a hero complex in there will come running.”
“Maura, whatever it is I can explain. Just talk to me. Please.” Corbin is pleading but keeping his distance. He looks pained and scared. Oh, he is good. His acting abilities have worked on me so far, but I’m not going to fall for any more.
“I'm leaving. Whatever this was between us is over. The club will keep me safe.” I say in the most flat, neutral voice I can muster even though inside it’s tearing me in two. His betrayal is breaking me.
“Maura, no! Don’t leave me. Let me explain. I can’t lose you.”
“I’m already gone,” I turn from Corbin and start to walk in the opposite direction. He begins to follow me and I had hoped he wouldn’t.
I am a reader and a lover of words. I am a blogger turned author releasing my first novel in May 2014. I am a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. I have always wrote, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood I have found my voice to help keep my sanity. Words have flowed from me, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community I have decided to pursue my dream of writing! I love to write and read romance, because isn't that something we all yearn for? Whether it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn't that what life is about? The human connection?
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