Taking a Chance

Love Wins Anthology Collection
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More Than A Pact
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Gabe and Toby work for the same company, Gabe in the US and Toby in London. After meeting at a convention, they spend nearly every moment of their time together, but when they both have to return home, their only option is to attempt a long-distance relationship.


“I love you too.”

I hung up the phone and glanced around my living room at the scattered boxes. With less than a week before I left, I’d expected to be nervous, but I wasn’t. If anything, I was excited to start a new chapter in my life. Moving all the way to the UK to be with Toby was a huge step, but I was ready—despite what my family thought.

A steady knock on my front door tore me from my reverie. I went to answer it, grimacing when I opened it to reveal Jason, my older brother, standing on my doorstep.

“What are you doing here?” Like I didn’t already know. As the only one in my family who had yet to try to talk me out of going, there was little doubt in my mind why he was there. I loved Jason and was closer to him than I was to my younger siblings. Growing up, he had been both my protector and confidant and I had always valued his opinion, but on this, I just didn’t want to hear it.

“Since when do I need a reason to come visit?” Jason smiled and pulled me into his arms.

He squeezed me a little tighter than normal, but I wasn’t going to mention it. I was going to miss his hugs. With that in mind, I cuddled a little closer as his cologne assaulted my nose. I would miss his outdoorsy scent.

“You going to let me in?”