Emi was alone for already two years. At nearly 27 years old, she did not expect her life to crash at this point. She wanted partnership, hope, and above all an unconditional love. She thought she found it when she met Andrew in high school. It was all him for nearly ten years, they shared everything but as time goes by, uncertainty slipped through their relationship. She wanted marriage, he wanted a carrier, she wanted a home, he wanted adventure.
They tried to ignore the gulf that had been between them but they both knew it was a loss of hope.
At that moment, the girl did not know what would hit her …
Emi had moved in Canada for already six years. It was her and Andrew’s dream to live there when they were in college. So, they successfully fulfill their project and settled in Montréal. As French person, they decided to choose the province of Québec because they were more accustomed to French.
Everything was perfect in her view: she became a lawyer and was working for a law office and Andrew was working as a certified public accountant. She hoped that Andrew would have proposed to her because for her it was love at the first sight.
Yet, Andrew had another plan, he wanted adventure, passion and fulfillment. Sure, he loved her but he knew that what they already had was not good enough, he wanted something more. Adventure banged on his door one year before their separation when he received an offer from a company based in Toronto. Emi was not thrilled but she knew it was a big opportunity for him. He moved in there whereas she remained in their apartment.
When she hoped the separation would strengthened their couple, he found what was missing in his life. He liked this new liberty, having new hobbies, meeting new people and especially discovering passion again. This passion was Lily: she was kind, sweet, interesting and hell, she was splendid. He respected Emi and could not cheat on her, he knew he had to decide and that is what he did when he told her everything… She was heartbroken but she knew that it was over. All those years, she had lost numerous battles in this relationship but now, she lost the war.
The first year of loneliness was hard. All the people she knew were also Andrew’s acquaintances. She could not bear their pity nor their compassion. She wanted to move on but how to do so when everything and everyone reminds her of him and what they used to share?
She desired change, a new start. Andrew had already moved on as she heard that he had proposed to Lily and that he was really happy. She needed to go ahead.
So, she started searching for opportunities in the US. She found a job advert for a company based in Arizona. They were looking for a legal expert in French and Canadian law as the company exports goods and services in France and Canada.
It was her turn to be selfish and particularly she needed to protect her heart at all coast.