On August 25th, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall 30 miles Northwest of Corpus Christi, Texas as a category 4 storm. It was the first major hurricane to strike the United States coast since 2005, and would bring record-setting rain and devastating flooding to an area the size of Maryland. By the end, more than a thousand homes would be destroyed, and 107 people would lie dead. It would be a storm the people of Texas would never forget.
I can't believe I could be so stupid. What in the world had I been thinking? I shouldn't have stayed. Did I think I was somehow special and the hurricane wouldn't dare touch me because this trailer was all I had left?
I should have listened to Kyle. Gotten out while I still had the chance. The news was saying this was bad. Real bad. And it was only going to get worse. The hurricane wasn't going anywhere. Drop by drop the world was being pulled underwater, and I was the idiot who hunkered down in the middle of it, the nearest help a mile away.
I had been scared. It had been my fear that kept me here. Fear that if I had gone to Kyle, the fantasy of our love would shatter. After all, wasn't it crazy to declare yourself in love with a person you hadn't even technically met?
Well, I should have faced my fears. Anything would have been better than this nightmare. Because where I am, even Kyle can't help me now...
I’m the black sheep of the family, who left the farm for bigger things. All is well until I rent a cottage on my property to a beautiful grade-school counselor. Sweet. Curvy. Smart as hell. I need a fake girlfriend to take back home, and I’m hoping she’ll be up for the ruse. Which she is not. Things don’t always work out the way I plan, especially when she’s hiding something from me. A baby. One I didn’t think I wanted until it was inside of her.