The Suffering (Awakenings Book 3)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Sequel to "The Awakening".
Months after the incident, Margo is trying to heal and figure out where her life should go next. Then the person closest to her does the unthinkable.

Pronunciation and meanings of the Irish words:
Aoife- ‘Ee-fa’
Breandan- ‘Brendon’
Cian- ‘Key-an’
Daideó- ‘dadj yoh’ grandpa
Eoin- ‘Oh in’
Áilleacht- ‘awl-yukht’ beauty
Mhamó- ‘mum oh’ grandma
Chuisle- ‘koo-shla’ a romantic term, literally means pulse
Eejit- ‘ee-jit’ foolish person
Gobdaw- ‘gob-da’ idiot
Leanbh- ‘l-yon-ov’ my child
Muppet- dummy
Nollaig Shona- ‘Nul eek hon a’ merry Christmas.
Póg mo thoin- ‘pog ma hone’ kiss my ass
“You’ve got a face on you like a well slapped backside”-angry
Wagon- An overbearing, contrary and unattractive woman

Table of Contents

Ch. 1

Submitted: July 02, 2017

I sat on my bed, watching the snowflakes fall gracefully to the ground.  They were huge and fluffy and mesmerized me as they drifted... Read Chapter

Ch. 2

Submitted: May 11, 2017

The next morning Cian and I tripped into Absolute Music, laughing.  Jordyn, who was at the register counting money, gave us a wry sm... Read Chapter

Ch. 3

Submitted: May 12, 2017

I pulled my coat around me even tighter.  I barely felt the cold, even though the wind was blowing my hair around and chapping my ch... Read Chapter

Ch. 4

Submitted: May 12, 2017

After Xander dropped Jordyn off, he offered to give me a ride.  Even though my car was at Jordyn’s I took him up on the offer.&nbs... Read Chapter

Ch. 5

Submitted: May 13, 2017

Jordyn and I had one more thing to do before we left for New York and we took the day after Christmas to get it done.  Jordyn picked... Read Chapter

Ch. 6

Submitted: May 13, 2017

I spent all of Friday studying so that I wouldn’t have to worry about it for the rest of the weekend.  Jordyn tried to make me go ... Read Chapter

Ch. 7

Submitted: May 15, 2017

When  Jordyn and I finally made it to my house it was almost 11 pm.  We stopped much more often than we had going to New Yo... Read Chapter

Ch. 8

Submitted: May 16, 2017

Cian finally broke eye contact when Jordyn cleared her throat.  I lowered my eyes to the floor, waiting for directions from Cian.&nb... Read Chapter

Ch. 9

Submitted: May 16, 2017

I didn’t have to wonder long.  Cian came back moments later with an oversized t-shirt.  “Can you put this on, please? ... Read Chapter

Ch. 10

Submitted: May 19, 2017

I decided to leave Cian’s so I could mourn in peace.  “Are you sure you don’t want to stay?  Friends have sleepovers all ... Read Chapter


Submitted: May 24, 2017

“A dirge, hymn, or musical service for the repose of the dead”

A quickie from Cian's POV. Read Chapter