"You must choose, him or love"
The memory of the old crones' words swirled in my mind, haunting me like they had from the moment they had fallen in my ears. The three crones were something of a local legend, mocked and feared in equal measures.
My thoughts returned, unwillingly, to those words. I'd hoped that when they had focused their penetrating gaze on me, that I could be one of the people who shook off their words like dust. However, they settled in my mind and festered there. Who was this person they spoke of, that would cost me the ability to love? A flash of breathtaking blue eyes and a shock of sandy brown hair flashed through my mind but I dismissed the thought. It couldn't be my boyfriend. Not Jared. No one could fault him-other than the fact he was far too nice for his own good.
Dark eyes and a seductive smile rose in my mind also. Damien. He seemed to have been born to seduce every single woman just by breathing. He also seemed to have fixed on me-and proved to be violently jealous. Him? He meant nothing to me-right? I had Jared.
Him or love. Who? And why did I have to choose between love and someone else? If its one thing I can't stand, it's goodbyes-but how could I choose a life without love? What's the point?
Lost in my thoughts, I didn't notice the person ahead until they bumped into me.