There was never any need for lies. She’d seen me with my wife and twins. All she’d asked was “Are you happy?” I was. Happily married and happy to love Charlotte.
But I needed to know she was happy with the way things were, happy with me being in little Nicky’s life, happy for us to continue?
“I’d die if I thought you’d leave me,” her voice cracked, but her powerful will held firm.
The thought of losing her destroyed me every time I thought of it. We vowed we would always be together, whatever happens.
One way or another.