We're still working out way through Coming To Terms and this week we're talking about Jade Cary's contribution, "Days With You". (My apologies for calling it Days Without You earlier. What a major screw up.)
"Days with You" by Jade CaryAll of your favorites from The Point of it All (including Val, in flashbacks) return in this heartrending short story about love and loss, and about keeping dreams, and hope, alive.
Diana Kenyon-Rios arrives in Chile for the Christmas holidays--her first after losing her husband, Val. As she prepares to celebrate the holidays in Val's home country, she reminisces on her short but wonderful relationship and marriage to Val, and how she tried to come to terms with his...way. Not exactly a DD lifestyle in the truest sense, but let's face it--Val liked to spank an ass. Why? And why did Diana allow it? Did she benefit? Did he? Did it define their life, or did it take up a small, but not insignificant part of their relationship?
And as Diana attempts to reconcile his death with the life she must lead now, something keeps her from fully accepting that he is gone. She feels him in her bones so deeply, it is as if he is still alive Through intimate talks with friends and reminiscences, she finds a way to hold on to the greatest love she will ever know.
But will her dreams be enough?
Wow. How does Jade Cary create a story where one of the main characters is dead and still have me totally in love with him? Plus, now I want to visit Chile. What have you done to me Jade?
This story was so poignant and vivid, I felt like I was right there drinking the Chilean wine and walking on the beach.
What about everyone else? What did you think of this story? If you read The Point of it All, how did you feel about this continuation of that story?