Once and Always copyright 2012 by Grace Brannigan
He thought of Annie, the intensity of their love and then the ultimate deterioration of everything in his life, taking her love with it. Her big eyes were there, filled with fierce determination before a barrel competition, softened in love play, their conversations by turn razor sharp and playfully innocent. He and Annie had been buddies, friends, and for a few intense weeks, lovers.
Then it had all gone sour.