Empty Net Book Week: Day 1 – Excerpt
Welcome to Empty Net Book Week Day 1 with Author Toni Aleo!
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Today will feature an excerpt from Empty Net!
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Audrey smiled wide as the DJ said, “And now the maid of honor, Audrey.”
Everyone clapped as all eyes fell on her. She looked down at the ground, taking in a deep breath. The words were there, but she wasn’t sure if she was going to be able to say them without crying. When she glanced up and locked eyes with Fallon, the words and some tears poured out of her.
“I have always been jealous of my sister.” Fallon’s eyebrow cocked as everyone chuckled softly, “She is beautiful, amazing, smart, and really, the strongest person I know. We are 10 months apart, and growing up, I had always wanted to be the older one, because then I would run everything.” Everyone laughed as Fallon shook her head. “I wanted to tell her what to do. I wanted to get the car first. I wanted the credit card first. Yeah, we were spoiled. Thanks Mom and Dad!”
Audrey looked over at her parents to see them laughing along with everyone else. “But most of all, I wanted to be the one the boys saw first instead of second. I wanted to be Fallon. She could walk into a room and all eyes were on her, so when she left for college and it was my turn, let’s just say, I didn’t miss her that much.”
“Liar! You called me all the time!” Fallon yelled out as everyone giggled.
Audrey smiled as her cheeks reddened, “Okay, maybe I missed her a lot but what I am trying to say is, Lucas Brooks, you are one lucky man.”
Lucas nodded as Audrey went on, “And yes, Lucas, she has driven you crazy, hell, she’s done it to us all, but you’re the one who stood there and wouldn’t let her go. You are by far the most amazing man I have ever met, and I couldn’t have hand picked a better man for who I see as the best, most loving sister ever. So here’s to you two,” she said as the tears streamed down her face. She held her glass up to Fallon and Lucas and they held theirs out to her, “To two whose love will be one for the ages. Who not only will love each other for the rest of their lives, but also their children. I am so proud of both of you, and I love you so much, more than you’ll ever know, but I do have one question,” she said with a grin, wiping the tears off her cheeks as she took in a deep breath.
“What?” Fallon asked, wiping her own tears.
“Where the hell is my Lucas Brooks!?”
Lucas’ cheeks flushed as everyone broke out in loud laughter while clapping and cheering for Lucas. Lucas stood, his hands out in front of him. “Damn Audrey, I play with 30 something guys every day, I’m pretty sure one of them could fit the bill,” Lucas yelled out. The room got louder as everyone continued to laugh while most of the guys started yelling that they were better than Lucas. Lucas laughed along with everyone as Audrey shared a long, tender look with her sister ignoring the raucousness around her.
“I love you,” Fallon mouthed.
Audrey nodded, “I love you.”
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