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Their passion will consume everything—and everyone— in its path….

I’m on a train.

I don’t know which stop I got on at; I only know the train is going fast and the world outside becomes a blur. I should get off, but I don’t. The universe is playing a cosmic joke on me. Here I had my life—a good life with everything a woman could want—and suddenly, there is something more I didn’t know I could have. A chance for me to be satisfied and content and maybe even on occasion deliriously, amazingly, exuberantly fulfilled.

So this is where I am, on a train that’s out of control, and I am not just a passenger. I’m the one shoveling the furnace full of coal to keep it going fast and faster.

If I could make myself believe it all happened by chance and I couldn’t help it, that I’ve been swept away, that it’s not my fault, that it’s fate…would that be easier? The truth is, I didn’t know I was looking for this until I found Will, but I must’ve been, all this time. And now it is not random, it is not fate, it is not being swept away.

This is my choice. And I don’t know how to stop.

Or even if I want to.


In the popular Broadway show Wicked, two university roommates, complete opposites, end up becoming beloved friends. In one of my favorite songs from the show, Galinda and Elphaba sing a duet in which they both declare that they’re not sure if knowing each other has changed them for the better…but it changed both of them for good.


In Tear You Apart, Elisabeth and Will meet, strangers both viewing a piece of art that doesn’t impress either of them very much. From that first meeting, it’s clear the spark between them can’t be denied, no matter how much they might want to fight it. Right or wrong, and most people would say without a doubt that their relationship is wrong, Elisabeth and Will become lovers. Physical passion starts them off, but soon it’s much more than that.


Soon, there’s love.


The emotional connection changes what might’ve been a brief, torrid affair into something different. Something trying to become permanent. Elisabeth, caught in feelings she hasn’t experienced in a long time, maybe never, knows enough to try and stop herself from falling. But who can ever really stop themselves from falling in love?


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