Every Cloud

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Emma Scott has been a single mother for six years. She's happy that way, it's better that way. Then she receives some bad news. Called back to her hometown - a town she swore she'd never return to. She now has to deal with old faces resurfacing, exes, and ex-best friends. Choosing a life she's created to keep herself safe or choosing her dream, with her Dad and son Oliver in tow...

Will she find her silver lining?

Table of Contents

1. Just A Bad Dream.

"No-one ever told me that grief felt so like fear" -C.S. Lewis I'm falling. Darkness shrouds me. I can see a hand and a forearm pulli... Read Chapter

2. Hideous Memories

"Something terrible can happen to you, and yet, the day after this something terrible, the sun still rises, and life goes on. And, theref... Read Chapter

3. A Step Back In Time

"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten." -Lilo and Stitch I scoop Ollie up into my arms and take him ... Read Chapter

4. Hometown Glory.

"I should know enough about loss to realise that you never really stop missing someone – you just learn to live around the huge, gaping... Read Chapter

5. We Need To Talk.

"If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words they're gone. They'll come back." – Prince. Hearing the male voice behin... Read Chapter

6. Shock And Awe.

"Little by little we let go of loss but never of love." - Unknown Casey has been sitting in the same position, staring at the same sp... Read Chapter

7. Pre-Game Nerves.

"It takes great strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you through." -Patti Davis "Well, well,... Read Chapter

8. When Casey Met Ollie.

"Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love." - Unknown Ollie jumps... Read Chapter

9. Bedtime Stories And Lullabies.

"Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life." – Anne Roiphe I begin to fix everyone up with coffe... Read Chapter

10. Rekindling That Feeling.

"May love be what you remember most." – Darcie Sims He doesn't leave me waiting long. I am stood in front of the counter when he em... Read Chapter

11. Casey-Shit!

"It's perfectly okay to admit when you are not okay." - Unknown I struggled to sleep last night, all kinds of thoughts swimming aroun... Read Chapter

12. Like A Kick In The Balls.

"Sometimes it's okay if the only thing you did today was breathe." - Yumi Sakugawa. Casey's POV I have a son; we have a son. Sitt... Read Chapter

13. Broken Hearts And Broken Glass.

"The pain passes, but the beauty remains." – August Renoir. Shit! This is not good. I look at Mason standing in front of me in ... Read Chapter

14. When Reality Hits.

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." – Thomas Campbell "Catch a fuckin' break with this guy—" I mutter under my bre... Read Chapter

15. Bittersweet Memories.


Just a heads up this chapter could be a trigger for some of you, it was certainly hard for me to write.
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16. You're Sorry?

"We may not have it all together, but together we have it all." – Unknown. We arrive at the diner; it's quiet. It was decided that ... Read Chapter

17. Movie Night.

"Moving on doesn't mean you forget about things. It just means you have to accept what's happened and continue living." – Ezra Scarlett... Read Chapter

18. Dad's First Sleepover.

"Keep looking up. That's the secret of life." – Charlie Brown. Casey's POV My mouth must have hit the floor, I'm sure. In front... Read Chapter

19. The Last Will And Testament Of George Scott.

"Each morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters most." – Buddha. I wake the next morning to heavy pressure on my ... Read Chapter

20. Pops' Letter.

"Sometimes in tragedy, we find our life's purpose – the eye sheds a tear to find its focus." – Robert Breault. My head hurts. Wit... Read Chapter

21. Time To Go Home.

"Be the things you love the most about the people who are gone." - Unknown It's been a few days since I read Pops' letter. I'm in my ... Read Chapter

22. A Surreal Situation.

"Just like it rains when the clouds can no longer handle the weight, we cry because our hearts can no longer handle the pain." - Unknown ... Read Chapter

23. Stop Overthinking It, Just Go.

"When he folds me in his arms, and I can let out a sigh of relief, knowing I'm safe there, Always." – Michelle Poelking. Dinner was... Read Chapter

24. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.

"True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart." – Helen Keller I woke the next morning, all wrapped up in the... Read Chapter

25. Little Miss Addy Abernathy.

"When one door closes, another door opens." – Alexander Graham Bell. The week went by pretty smoothly. I spent my time working a fi... Read Chapter

26. A Trip To The Vets.

"Some things just fill your heart without trying." – Unknown. Once the moving guys were finished, we decided to head over to Maw-Ma... Read Chapter

27. A Mother's Worst Nightmare.

"Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world feels depopulated." – Alphonse de Lamantine It has been a few weeks sin... Read Chapter

28. A Crazy Turn Of Events.

"All that you are is all that I'll ever need." – Ed Sheeran "Savannah? Y-you were the one that found him? How?" I have to say I'm s... Read Chapter

29. Time To Celebrate And Make Amends.

"Families are like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain the same." – Unknown. It's a littl... Read Chapter

30. Pillow Talk.

"Two souls don't find each other by simple accident." ­– Unknown. Casey's POV I say goodnight to Mason, who heads off up the s... Read Chapter

31. Family Day Out.

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." – E.E. Cummings. After Casey had inadvertently told Ollie we were going to t... Read Chapter

32. A Chill In The Air.

"You have to be your strongest when you're feeling at your weakest." - Unknown The next morning, a chill can be felt in the air. Than... Read Chapter

33. I'm Fucked.

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." – Cayla Mills. What the fuck just happened? I t... Read Chapter

34. Too Little, Too Late.

"You must tell yourself, "No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I'm going to make it." – Les Brown Emma POV. "What the... Read Chapter

35. All That Effort For A Twitch.

"To die would be an awfully big adventure." – J.M. Barrie. Beep. Beep. Beep. My head pounds like a steam roller drove over it. ... Read Chapter

36. All's Well That Ends Well.

"Every Cloud has a Silver Lining." – John Milton Looking down at my stomach at the rotund mound in place of the flat surface, I hav... Read Chapter

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