Patrick Alloy works as a supervisor at a tourist shop in central Florida. At the end of August he meets the new cashier, Beth Lodestone. Patrick immediately feel in love with her after seeing her big brown eyes. Beth and Patrick started hanging out, but only as friends because Beth has a live in boyfriend of three years. One night after a few beers, he reveals his crush on Beth. He feels torn between his love for her and not wanting to be the person who breaks up a relationship.
However Patrick is the one to make the first move by kissing Beth. Since then, Beth has allowed more kisses, hand holding and hugging even though she still has her boyfriend. For Patrick’s birthday, Beth gave him a card thanking him for being one of her best friends and her means the most out of all of her friends. The also gave him a mixed tape of songs that reminded them of each other and songs that Beth sang karaoke style.
As an outlet for his feelings, Patrick writes poetry. Beth’s boyfriend goes out-of-town and Beth invites Patrick to her apartment and says he could spend the night, insinuating sex. But when the time came, Beth backed out of it. Beth introduces Patrick to her mother who likes him better than her boyfriend. Why is Beth still with her boyfriend, who works late nights and spends all of his free time working on his car?
Three months after meeting Beth, Patrick decides to go out on a date with Holly, another co-worker. But since Holly is moving back home, their relationship will go nowhere. However, Patrick realizes his desire for something more than what Beth can give him. In month four, Patrick is starting to get angry. He is realizing that Beth is having her cake and eating it too. Patrick is realizing these different things so he asks Beth to choose, but she just doesn’t know. Patrick starts trying to distance himself from her.
Nonetheless, Patrick is conflicted. Beth is like a magnet. He cannot get her out of his mind. He is conflicted. Should you be with the one you love or get out before you get hurt? You are in for the ride of your life.
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