Welcome back to the two-week countdown party to It Rained All Night, my short contemporary story about Henrik and Mikko. Henrik’s family is old nobility and filthy rich, but you couldn’t really tell when you meet him. He’s a hard-working, down-to-earth guy who’d chose to wear his old, holey sweatpants over a fancy suit any day.
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I trust him; he’s the one I’d call if I needed help. The one to whom I’d tell my deepest darkest secrets because I know he’d never betray them. I’m forty years old and I’ve never trusted anyone like this before, not even my family.Quote from It Rained All Night
Today’s song is by Tom Waits. Don’t you just love his raspy voice?
“Inside a broken clock
Splashing the wine
With all the Rain Dogs
Welcome back tomorrow for a new snippet and the third song for our rain-themed playlist.
Can a chance meeting in the rain change someone’s life?
Meeting someone who can make him stop going is an eye-opener for Henrik. The man, Mikko, is his complete opposite, a steady rock in the wild rainstorm that is Henrik’s life, but the connection between them is both unexpected and instantaneous. Their encounter only lasts a few minutes, but before they part, they exchange phone numbers.
They live far away from each other, but soon they text and call daily, until Mikko is Henrik’s dearest friend and most trusted person. But a late-night question on the phone has Henrik re-evaluating his feelings. It’s impossible to love someone you’ve only met in person once…right?
Is the connection Henrik and Mikko forged long distance enough to sustain them when they meet again? And will their love be strong enough to give them the happily ever after they deserve?
M/M contemporary / 7673 words