An excerpt from Never Too Far

by Abbi Glines


“You don’t have to go with him. I told you that I could fix this. You have me, B. You’ve always had me.”

I swallowed the lump in my throat wishing this were true. Cain believed it. I could see it in his face. But I knew better. If I needed a friend, Cain would be there but he was no one’s savior.

I pulled my bag up higher on my shoulder and thought carefully about how to explain this to him. He wouldn’t understand the truth. Bringing up how he had failed me when my mom was sick and I was so alone would only hurt him. “I need to do this. Who knows, I may be right back here in a couple days or a week. I don’t know. But I do know that I need to face this.”

Cain let out a frustrated growl and ran his hand through his hair. “You don’t trust me to take care of you. That hurts so damn much.” He let out a defeated laugh. “But then why should you? I let you down before. With your mom… I was a kid, B. Things are different now. I know what I want. I… God, B, I want you. It’s always been you.”

A lump formed in my throat. Not because I loved him but because I did care for him. Cain was a big part of my life. He had been for as long as I could remember.  I closed the distance between us and reached out and grabbed his hand. “Please, understand. This is something I have to do. I have to face this. Let me go.”

Cain let out a weary sigh. “I’m always letting you go, B. You’ve asked that of me before. I keep trying but it’s slowly destroying me.”

I had always thought that Cain had moved on. That when he’d chosen all those other girls over me that his feelings for me had changed. Seeing the broken desperate look in his eyes now I wondered if I’d misunderstood.

Coming March 2013

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