One Lost Summer (Part 10, page 1 of 44)


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Part 10

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Thomas was so tense that Kirstie felt as though she were laying against a board.

‘How long are you going to keep shutting me out?’

‘I’m sorry . . . sorry to have got you into the mess; sorry that I can’t just make it go away; sorry that I can’t be your protector.’ He sighed. ‘It is one of life’s hard truths that we do not live in a perfect world. It’s often said that the world is what you make of it, but it appears that that saying, like most others, contains little truth when put to the test.’

‘Blaming yourself is just making you hard to live with,’ Kirstie complained. ‘I wish you’d stop it! It’s not your fault.’ She poked him in the side. ‘It’s making you rather lumpy and wooden, too.’

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