Scene from Only Her: My Fault

Only HerThis scene takes place when Garret is 15.

PEARCE
I leave my office and see Garret stumbling in the front door.

“Garret.” I close the door behind him, then help him to the stairs. He can barely walk. I’ve never seen him this drunk.

“Dad,” he mumbles.

“How much did you drink?”

He shrugs. “I don’t know.”

“Let’s go to your room.” I get a firm grip on him and drag him up the stairs.
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Scene from Only Her: Remember that Day

Only HerIn this scene, Garret is 15 and having dinner with Lilly, who is 2. From Garret’s POV.
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GARRET
Why did the plane crash have to happen? Everything was so perfect, and then it all ended and it’s never been the same.

“Garrah!” Lilly’s holding a piece of carrot up to my face. I pretend to bite her fingers as I take it from her. She laughs and falls back on my chest.

“Come on, Lilly.” I point to her plate. “You need to eat your dinner.”

She sits up again and picks at her chicken. But I’ve lost all interest in mine.

“Remember that day?” I ask Charles. “When I asked her to stay?”
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Book Description for Only Her

Only HerFinal book of the series!
After a tragic loss, Pearce has been forced to go on with his life but he’s done so without success. He’s consumed with work and is neglecting Garret, the only remaining piece of Rachel he has left. It isn’t until Pearce is at risk of losing his son that he finally wakes up and begins to change back into the man he used to be before she was gone. But part of him will never be the same. He’ll never be completely whole without her.

Rachel has been waiting for years without a word from anyone, until one day, she finally receives a message. But not the one she wants. Despite this major setback, she’s determined to leave the place that was never supposed to be her home. She has a family. A life. And she refuses to give it up, even if it means risking everything to get it back.

Despite the years and distance between them, and all the people trying to keep them apart, their love for each other remains. But it’ll take more than love to bring them back together.