Today we're moving to another passage early in the book, with Gabriel and Chloe in conversation. He is speaking about the death of his parents, killed by a drunk driver. We're splitting up the passage and picking up with the second half next time.
He looked at her, saw the compassion in her eyes. “I was eighteen, so I
wasn’t a kid… but you’re never ready to lose them like that.” She enclosed his
hand with her fingers, and Gabriel felt her gentle squeeze. “My grandmother was
a godsend, Chloe. She was dealing with the death of her own daughter, but she
was there for me. She kept me going.” He looked away again just for a moment. No,
you never really get over something like this. Glancing back at her, he