Best friends since we were five years old. She was there for me when I lost my mom. There for me when my dad used me as a punching bag. She was my rock and I needed her more than she ever knew.
It's been so long since I've seen her. So long since I've held her hand and felt her heartbeat nearly in sync with my own. She came back for me; my rock, to help me bury the man who shaped who I've become.
But she didn't come alone.
I was used to losing parents, but losing Jenny? To him? No. She's MY Jenny.
Michael pours me another glass of bourbon. Its burn is nothing compared to the tortured world inside my mind.
"We'll make sure she never leaves us...ever again."
I nod my head as the room goes dark.
I can keep a secret.
Brandon and Jenny have been best friends since they were 5. When Brandon’s mom dies in a horrific accident, his dad’s behavior darkens and Brandon turns to Jenny and her mom for everything. But dealing with such intense issues so young aren’t what our minds are meant to do. The mind needs help to cope.
Jenny loves Brandon, but as a brother. She notices how quickly Brandon falls into himself while she’s away for college. And even more so when she brings her boyfriend home to Las Vegas.
One fateful night, Brandon breaks down and confesses his love to Jenny, sending their relationship into a whirlwind of chaos and destruction.
**This work contains strong language and sensitive subject matter.**