You were my shadow, filling my days and nights with terror and uncertainty. We were unwavering companions… until I severed our ties.
I’ve traded homelessness for a luxurious bed covered by the finest linens.
I’ve traded dumpster diving for dinner in the finest restaurants.
I’ve traded myself to a man for a price.
He’s become my best friend. My mentor. My roommate.
Until one night changes everything.
I’m not supposed to get goosebumps when his hand brushes my skin.
I’m not supposed to be eager for his soothing touch.
I’m not supposed to wonder might happen if I reached out for him in the darkness.
Falling in love with him?
Agony, why are you determined to rob me of this life I’ve come to love so dearly?
I’m finally happy. Don’t ruin this for me.