by AJ Adaire
Victoria Branningham had a guilty pleasure. Every day she would take a detour, sit on the boardwalk, and wait for the runner to show up. That’s where the guilt came in, knowing she should be elsewhere. Beverly McMannis was lonely. She was happy to become friends with her neighbor who lived across the street from her. It felt like they might be the only two lesbians on the island. Victoria was honest with Bev the first night they met, explaining that she wasn’t free. Bev promised that she could handle that and welcomed Victoria’s friendship. Love isn’t always easy…sometimes it’s complicated. Especially when it involves an odd situation where only one of the people in the relationship is aware of the promise to remain loyal to their commitment.