Time Series 1: Volume 1 & 2 [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Treva Harte
eBook Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
eBook Description: No Time To Dream: Volume 1 Jen thought she would love Victor all her life. But now she's been told he's dead. Her dreams of a past love seem so real--but so does Jack's love. Are you supposed to fall in love all over again with someone else? Someone who has loved you all of his life? Second Time: Volume 2 She'd loved Victor forever. He'd loved her big sister forever. When her sister broke his heart, Cecilia jumped in but things didn't work out the way she'd hoped. Now Cecilia is back and wants Victor on her own terms. Will love work the Second Time?
eBook Publisher: Atlantic Bridge/Liquid Silver Books, Published: 2005
Fictionwise Release Date: September 2005
This eBook is part of the following series:
Volume 1 No Time to Dream * * * * Prologue
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It was the dream again.
She knew it was because she felt the underwater quality to it, the unnaturally slow motion of bodies. She knew because she struggled to stop, but just like an undertow, she sank back into it once more.
They were in the airport. Victor was jiggling his foot while they waited, just as he always did when he had to wait. Jen laid her hand on his leg.
"Less than a half hour, darling," Victor leaned over to tell her. "We'll be out of here. Anywhere in South America you want to go, Jen. Do you think you'll like Rio de Janeiro? Next assignment I'll try for Europe. I know you want to see Paris..."
That was when the loudspeaker announced her name. Jen's stomach knotted as she went to the phone. Victor followed her, his hand touching her shoulder. Jennifer listened and began to cry.
"Victor--my parents," she managed. "Cee Cee says they're in the hospital. It was a car accident ... Vic, I have to go to them."
Indecision chased over his face. Then, just as she had heard it over and over in her head, done over and over a million times before, she told him, "You can go. It's a new job and they wouldn't understand if you weren't there. I'll catch up as soon as I hear..."
"Is it bad?" Victor asked. "How are they?"
"I don't know. It sounds bad but Cee Cee doesn't have any real information yet. The girls are waiting in the hospital. Someone has to be there for them. They're just teenagers. Vic, I can't go now."
He hesitated. For him, this was the big moment, the big job as a photographer, the chance to finally leave. He had been waiting for this chance forever. He had been waiting for them to go together. She was the only other person who knew how desperate he was to escape at last and show everyone that he could do this. She tried to smile. They both knew what his decision would finally be.
The airline's crackling microphone announced the final departure for their flight.
"I'll call," he said at last and bent to kiss her, hard. "Give your parents my love. Call Jack to pick you up or get a taxi to the hospital. We'll sort it out as soon as we can. Don't worry. Jen, I love you."
"Victor, I love you too..."
She was almost awake now. This was where the dream always ended and she had to wake up, realizing that the worst thing in her life had not only happened, but she had to relive it over and over again.
Jennifer let out a deep breath as she woke and braced herself. Sometimes what came now was worse because then she knew she was awake. This part was true.
And then it came.
The hurt washed over her, just like when it hadn't been a dream. The pain was there--it never seemed to lose its intensity. But she hadn't known what was coming when she and Victor had made their decision, back when the scene in the airport had been real.
She struggled for sleep, even though she knew the dream and the questions would keep coming back again.
Abruptly, Jen got up. She couldn't go back to sleep and she couldn't bear to keep thinking. Throwing some clothes on, she decided to forget even trying for a normal night.