More Pieces of the Puzzle

I have had the pleasure of receiving quite a few emails from readers with wonderful questions for Beth and Ryan. After much deliberation, they graciously agreed to go over them with me! Without further adieu, here are the answers.





**SPOILER ALERT**

Me: Ryan, what was it like to see Beth again after 10 years?

Ryan: It blew my mind. When I called Melissa to tell her that I wanted to meet Beth's flight, I was in a fog. I don't remember getting to the airport, I just remember standing there, watching her move through the crowd exiting the concourse. She took my breath away. I froze, and before I could move, she blew by me and ran down the escalator to baggage claim. By the time, I got my ass in gear, she was already walking outside. She looked beautiful and broken. I will never forget it. It's a heartbreaking memory, but it's also one of the best days of my life.

Beth: One of the best? You're a hard sell, Cantwell.

Ryan: Best day of my life is when you said you'd marry me. *takes Beth's hand and brushes his lips across her knuckles*

Me: Beth, a reader sent in a question about Drew, is it okay if I ask about him?

Beth: *Ryan's back straightens as he places a protective arm around Beth* Can I hear the question first?

Me: Of course *Beth leans into Ryan and eyes me warily* The reader would like to know how you did it. How do you come out of something like that not hating the world?

Beth: *Beth lets out a heavy sigh before answering* You just have to. Life is too precious to waste and when Drew moved away, I never wanted him to have another second from my life; he'd already taken enough. My methods weren't always the best, but I was determined not to allow him to take anything else from me. Time or otherwise. It took a lot of hard work and many years of therapy, it's not something I that changed in a day. It was painful and terrifying and very necessary.

Ryan: Beth is the most determined person I have ever met, not because of Drew, but because that is her character. She amazes me, truly. *Ryan laces his hand through Beth's, giving it a reassuring squeeze*

Me: *I reach over and place a hand on Beth's knee* Beth, I know that can't be easy for you and I appreciate your willingness to be open about it.

Beth: You're welcome, Maggi. I get the feeling you understand pretty well.

Me: Okay, next reader wants to know what Beth's voice sounds like, Ryan? Does she sing for you?

Ryan: I love it when Beth sings *the corner of his mouth lifts in his lopsided smile* She's got a set of pipes on her that are pure sex. *Beth blushes and swats Ryan*

Beth: Ryan!

Ryan: It's true! Its smooth, a little breathy here, a little raspy there. When she sings These Foolish Things when she thinks I'm not listening...WOW. It's so sexy.

Beth: I can't believe you spy on me.

Ryan: I love it when you get flustered.

Beth: I'll show you flustered.

Me: Well, guys, thank you for sitting down with me. I know the readers will appreciate the insight, I know I did. Be good to each other.

Beth: Thank you, Maggi. Always a pleasure to chat with you. We will.

Ryan: Thanks, Mags. You can count on it.




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