Hidden Mistake

The boy next door is back, and so am I.

He’s spending his NFL off-season in our small Midwestern town after seven long years away, and I’m in town for different reasons.

Memories shift to reality as we find ourselves in the place where we first fell in love. We’re different people now, but I’m falling fast and hard for the man he is now.

But he’s married. He’s working to fix his mistakes as I’m hiding a few of my own.

As we grow closer, I know I won’t be able to keep these hidden mistakes a secret much longer. But if I tell him, I’m afraid I’ll lose him all over again.