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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗿, 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘆, 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗯𝗶𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘀𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟭𝟭/𝟯/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿, 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲! 🎨
🎨𝔸𝕕𝕕 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕊𝕔𝕦𝕝𝕡𝕥𝕠𝕣 𝕥𝕠 𝔾𝕠𝕠𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕤:
💜𝕍𝕠𝕥𝕖 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕊𝕔𝕦𝕝𝕡𝕥𝕠𝕣:
“…𝐈 𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝟔𝟑𝟖𝟐𝟔𝟐𝟗 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐳𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐟𝐭 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞. 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜. 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐠𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐭. 𝐈 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥.” -𝘒𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦, 𝘎𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘴 𝘙𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘦𝘳
Dr. Duke Potter is no hero.
Nor am I some damsel that needs saving—if that’s what we’re calling it.
But that’s exactly what Duke thinks he did when he found me on the arm of a short-tempered congressman, arranged to be married.
I should have told him the truth.
The real reason behind my involvement with the congressman.
I shouldn’t have danced in his arms and reminisced about the time when we ran away together.
But I most definitely shouldn’t have chugged that last drink and said, “I do,” marrying my childhood love.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Duke and I have caused a scandal.
This time, though, we have more than just our reputations on the line.
Duke will never let me go.
There is no annulment in our future.
Only the consequences of the devastating secret I’ve kept from our past.