What We'll Leave Behind - Len Webster

Sometimes Moments

Thirty-Eight Series

Forever Starts Today (Thirty-Eight #.5) Coming Soon

Thirty-Eight Days (Thirty Eight #1)

Thirty-Eight Reasons (Thirty Eight #2)

What We’ll Leave Behind (Thirty-Eight #2.5)

What You Left Behind (Thirty-Eight #3) Coming August 2015

All We Have (Thirty-Eight #4) Coming 2016

One chance meeting on a white beach in Thailand would set their story in stone.

Eighteen and fresh out of high school, Stevie Appleton is about to embark on a form of freedom she has never known. When offered the chance to go to Thailand to celebrate the end of high school, she takes it. What she doesn’t know is that saying yes would lead to meeting him.

Having just finished his Bachelor, Julian Moors can’t wait to party away the last three years of university. All he wants from his holiday in Thailand is to relax on the beach, drink and have the time of his life. However, the moment his eyes land on the beautiful blonde reading on the beach, he knows he can’t stay away. All his other wants no longer matter. What does matter is getting to know the girl behind the mockingbird.

Enter Stevie and Julian’s memory vault.

No names. No past. Just right now.

Seven days to fall in love.

Seven days until their end.

Seven days until they both wake up heartbroken.

And four more years until they meet again.

For those who believe in second chances.

You inspire forgiveness.

You intensify the notion of believing.

Never give up on what you love and what you hope for.

“Good-bye means you don’t have to wait anymore.”

Julian Moors, Thirty-Eight Reasons.

“Hey, kiddo. You excited to start the big year twelve?” Julian Moors asked as he reached over Clara Lawrence’s shoulder and grabbed a skewer of barbecued meat. It wasn’t that difficult, considering he towered over the teenager.

She shook her head. “Nope.”

Julian closed his mouth just as he was about to take a bite of the cubed beef and then set the skewer on a clean plate. “Why?” he asked, glaring at her.

When Clara didn’t answer, Julian placed hands on her cheeks and brought her face closer.

“Tell me.”

“I am so uncomfortable right now that I don’t even have a remark for this,” his older brother, Rob, said.

“Piss off,” Julian hissed.

Clara took a step back and then looked at Rob, her cheeks tinted a slight pink. Just like Julian, Rob had kept an eye on Clara while her brother, Alex, attended university in America.

Rob had taken a pull from his beer before he raised his eyebrow. “Better not let Alex see the way you act around Clara. He’ll think something of it.”

“Alex has nothing to worry about. Look. He’s with your dad,” Clara pointed out.

“Noel not coming?” Julian asked.

“No, he’s staying in New York,” Rob replied.

Clara picked up a cup from the table and mumbled, “Thank God.”

Julian chuckled at what she thought they hadn’t heard.

Rob looked at them before he shook his head and walked away. Unlike the others, Julian was friends with Clara. He wasn’t her protector. He’d never wanted to be, and he’d never believed she needed one. Alex had always been a protective bastard over his little sister.

“You going to explain to me why you aren’t excited about year twelve?” Julian asked as he faced her.

Clara brushed her long, curly, brown hair over her shoulder and sighed. “You all left a legacy that overshadows me. People want to be my friend because of you boys and my brother. Not me.”

Julian playfully elbowed her. “Don’t be an idiot. You’ll have a great final year.”

She smoothed her hands down her blue dress and hummed an incoherent reply.

“Trust me, kiddo. You’ll be fine. Just wait til you get to university. Boys will be all over you.”

That was when she laughed. “Suuure. A boy noticing me will be a miracle.”

He groaned at her remark. “Clars, all it takes is one man and you’ll be set. I’m sure it’ll happen before you know it.”

Her lips formed a frown and her brows knitted. “My brother wouldn’t approve of anyone. He’ll send me to a convent if he has to.”

Before he could reply, he felt the buzzing of his phone against his thigh. He reached into his pocket and pulled it out to see a new message.

Noel: Sorry I can’t be there for your good-bye party. Alex needed to be home with his sister more than I needed to be back in Melbourne. Party it up in Thailand before you enter the big bad world. I’ll see you soon.

Julian smiled at the message from one of his best friends. It had been years since he had seen Nolan Parker back