“I’m leaving,” he said, “right now, actually. Well, in about twenty minutes.”
Six years ago Dallas left me without a word.
We were going to graduate together, and after we threw our caps, I was going to reveal the biggest miracle of our lives - I was pregnant.
But he packed up and ran from me, taking my heart with him.
I didn’t tell him about Raya, my precious baby, his baby.
And I decided that I never would.
But now he’s back in town, and he’s trying to get me back.
He and my daughter look so much alike.
Those big, beautiful blue eyes and killer smiles.
There’s no way he can’t tell she is his.
And after six years, I don’t know that I can tell him.
When I left her, I was still in love with her.
She was the person I loved most in the world, and I had hurt her.
But hopefully not beyond repair.
It was a rough six years, but now that I’m back, I will stop at nothing to get her back in my life.
I don’t care that she has a kid, either. I will love Raya like she’s my own.
I’m going to give them both the life they deserve.
It’s not because I’ve waited for six years and can’t let go.
It’s not because college was the best four years of my life.
And it’s certainly not because of Raya’s big blue eyes, and how when I look into them I see myself.
It’s because Mayci is the only woman I’ve ever loved.
But after six years, will love be enough?