Below is the next Saturday Morning Excerpt from Someone to Listen. This should give you an idea of Abby’s predicament in this story:
About a half-hour into our work, my cell phone rang, its sound and unnecessarily loud vibration on the table making me jump slightly. Ben’s attention was instantly drawn to the phone along with mine. As Daniel’s name flashed across the screen, a sudden anxiety clenched my stomach.
“Daniel. That’s him?”
I bit my lip. The moment I had been dreading was upon me, and I was about to face it head on. “Yes, that’s him.”
Ben smiled reluctantly, but he might as well have just ripped my heart out of my chest. I felt like a horrible person leaving him in that strange and awkward situation. Was it selfish to want both him and Daniel in my life? I was trying to do the right thing by both of them. Why did it feel like I was trying to have my cake and eat it, too?