A stranger arrives in Clarington, searching for a room… and more. Ingrid is confronted with a moral dilemma.
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Word Count: 1,000
Niall Darcy stared out the window as his cab passed a “Welcome to Clarington” sign. The sun casted mid-autumn afternoon light over the town. He stretched in his seat, waking up his muscles in an effort to wake up his brain. He pulled out the notepad his producer, Ash Clarke, pressed into his hand at LAX and uncapped a pen. Niall and Ash had been friends since they were boys, but he wasn’t entirely convinced Ash hadn’t lost his mind. The first thing he noticed about Connecticut, as his plane landed, was the trees. The second thing he noticed was the temperature. Autumn in New England was not as romantic as Hollywood made it out to be. The cab driver rolled his eyes when Niall asked him to turn on the heat, and he planned on buying a jacket as soon as he got into town.
Even worse, Ash actually wanted to film in Connecticut. “Wait’ll you get to winter,” the cab driver laughed as he turned the heat on low. The last thing Niall wanted to do was experience winter in Connecticut. He couldn’t imagine spending six months freezing his ass off in anything other than air conditioning.
As the cab coasted toward the small inn Ash made arrangements at, Niall observed several things.