In the Footsteps... Part 2
After a rocky first meeting, Kane and Ellen meet again by chance on the banks of the Charles River. When Mr. A. and I first visited Boston years and years ago, it happened to be the day before July 4, and we were drawn out of our hotel room to follow the crowds to the river and one of the best fireworks displays I’ve ever seen. Things were quieter this time around, but they were just as perfect.
The day was fresh and the sun shone on the water. We even had rowers, silently coming down the river from the Cambridge side. We could have sat there all day.
Kane comes out to run in the park that winds alongside the river, and finds Ellen with her friend’s dog, Cabo, who is not behaving.
"Picking up his baseball cap, turning his back on the curve in the river, on the fading leaves—peak fall foliage had come and gone without him noticing—he began to jog back along the path to the Esplanade. To the Clamshell, you lazy bastard, he told himself. At least to there." Here's the Clamshell Kane was trying to get to. *Spoiler*: He doesn't get there.
Later—after shenanigans that make Kane sure he’ll never see her again—Ellen comes back to this spot to find him. This is when she takes that first step to letting him into her life. I hope you like it.
It was ridiculous to imagine that she already knew which outline was his in the dark, but she was standing before he got into the pool of light.
Next time, let's eat!
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Multi-award-winning author Kimberley Ash is a British ex-pat who has lived in and loved New Jersey for almost thirty years. When not writing romance, she can usually be found cleaning up after her two big white furry dogs and slightly less furry children. Her trilogy, The Van Allen Brothers, was released by Tule Publishing in 2019. In 2022 and 2023, under her own publishing company, Tea Rose Publishing, she published the first three of four books in the Fieldings series.