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Author’s Note –
Special thanks to all my UK fans & friends.
Truly hope you all will enjoy this visit to this fabulous country in the next few chapters as we take a look at the younger – college age Bette and Tina. Some of the details in the chapters are from research on my ancestral country – England, my actual experiences in the UK and my deep love for all things British! For me, the UK will always be about romance, love and honor!
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Previously from Doctor of Hope Chapter 4 –
“Tina, don’t worry.” Shane’s made an arm gesture to reassure her friend. “I’m not going to judge you or say anything to anyone else. What you tell here today me never leaves this office. I won’t even discuss it with Carmen if you don’t want me to.”
“That means so much. Thank you.” Tina whispered, her throat still tight. “Bette’s um . . . . She’s . . . . Still inside of me Shane. In my heart. Even all these years later. I still love her like no other. I can never love anyone like I love Bette. Ever.”
Tina’s thoughts traveling back in time . . . .
Flashes of long ago memories crashing upon her like a wave on the beach.
She cast her eyes downward for a moment to catch her breath.
Time was like a movie reel playing in her mind – showing the moments of that fateful day.
The day they had first met – the actions, the smells, the feelings . . . .
To that time.
To Heathrow Airport.
To London in January of 2002.
To the University of London campus itself.
To Hampton Hall.
To the day she met the tall British brunette for the very first time.
To the day her life had changed forever.
To the love she still held in her heart for the stunning Brit.
Tina sat back in her chair and took a deep cleansing breath. She sat up straight for a moment to gather her strength. Her courage to finally tell her tale to someone she cared deeply about.