Wes McMillan is finding life, hard these days. His two best friends, Aiden Brooks, and, Boon Hoenes have gotten themselves wonderful women, and both have babies on the way. And instead of talking about makes, and models of cars while out having a beer, they are arguing about, the best-made stroller. He figures out that is not, the only thing that is, bothering him. Change is hard for him, he doesn't adapt well, and lately, there has been some, emotional upheaval for the organization, as a whole.
They are out a head coach, his wife, and his child were, killed in a car accident. Everyone hurts for him he is, a good man and coach. Then, them losing their goalie, to a heart condition, and also some therapy sh!t he refuses, to give light to, for fear it gets out of control. He’s good on change, for the hot moment. He needs things, to even out. Wes needs a distraction. Problem is, the only distraction, Wes wants doesn’t want anything, to do with him. Although, that wasn’t exactly true.
She’s interested but... She said they could have fun, but wanted, to know if he planned on telling her brother, about their fun. At the time, he was in a bad way. All he could offer her then is a roll, in the hay. So, his non-answer is all, she needed. “Exactly. When you’re ready to, tell him that you enjoy feeling up his sister and want, to see where it goes, come find me. Until then, though, stay away, and have a nice life.” Stella Brooks’s rejection cut him, in half.
But, now eight months later, he has been working hard in therapy. His therapist has been, proud of him. However, he is given another blow. His therapist will be moving. The new therapist will be sitting in, during the next two sessions. And then, the current one will be on, Facetime for a while. Wes is not happy. It leaves him edgy, and off-center.
When the new week starts he got the nerve up, to ask out, Stella, and the new therapist tears him a new one for even thinking about it. Making him question himself and his recovery process. Setting him back he leaves in a huff. Elli and his therapist told him he is doing great, and that he needs, to try and, block out everything the new woman said. Because she’s been fired.
Stella is keeping her own secrets, from the family. She has always been, a very ambitious young lady. At nineteen, she is working full-time and carries a full load in college, as well as, feeding her secret passion. She gets up and bakes designer cupcakes, for her aunt’s bakery. And, she does it for free, it's a stress reliever for her. She is great at combining and mixing flavors, finding things, and, exploding on your taste buds.
This will tear at your heart for sure. There are some triggers concerning sexual, verbal, and physical abuse, of a minor. And, him working through it as an adult. It is not graphic, but it does touch on how, and what happened, and the trauma he has lived through, at the hands of his step-monster.