In the Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen
A one-night stand in a foreign land. We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together. Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here. In New York. And he’s America’s music obsession. The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees. The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.
Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king. I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands. I have a career I love, an apartment, a roommate, a life. I changed… but Mal kept the napkin.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Domestic abuse recounted
- Grey-area cheating
- Suicide mentioned
- Drug abuse
- Abortion mentioned