Sarah Bakewell

Caramel Hot Chocolate


The truth of my words spiked the air around us. He stopped in his tracks, piercing me with his wicked blue eyes.
     ‘And that’s what you want?’ he muttered.
     ‘I…’ I stammered, taking a step back but only finding the cool wall. Looking up, he’d edged closer, towering over me, blocking the setting sun from the window opposite. I’d been honest once, another time wouldn’t hurt.
     Or it might. But the time for considering consequences had passed long ago.
     ‘Fine.’ Another step closer, his dark words swirling in front of me. ‘I quit.’
     And just like that, it happened.


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Published August 03 2015