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Promise to Marry

Promise to Marry


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Present Day

“Promise?” I looked into his rich, emerald eyes—those eyes that always had a way of making me feel at home.

“Promise.” He beamed at me and squeezed my hands as we secured the love-lock onto the bridge railing and locked it in place.

He pulled me into his arms and whispered in my ear, “You’re my best friend, Clo. You won’t ever have to worry about being alone. I promise that I’ll always be here for you when you need me.”

A splendid mixture of bliss andfort spread through me like a warm blanket on a cold day as I sank into his inviting embrace. Despite everything that’d happened in my life, I felt hopeful. Because I knew that no matter what the future held for me, Jackson would always be there. And for me, that was enough.

“Here’s to your thirtieth birthday,” he said playfully as he finally pulled away.

“And yours too,” I added.

“Well, not exactly.” He paused and grinned—that same boyish grin from the first day we met, the same boyish grin I’de to know so well in the past eleven years, the same boyish grin that made my heart soar with happiness.

“What do you mean?” I feigned a frown, knowing too well he was being a smart-ass.

“Well, seeing as I’m eight months older than you, our pact won’t start when I turn thirty.” He chuckled smugly. “So I’m rooting for your thirtieth.”

“Jax.”

The sound of my own voice woke me from my dream. My eyelids felt heavy as I tried to open them and keep them open, battling against the inviting weight of sleep. Finally, I gave in and closed my eyes again, a part...
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