As he tied his freshly combed hair back with his nicest ribbon, he fought to suppress the wave of nerves that assailed him at the thought of facing Brom and Katrina. How was it that he dreaded seeing his closest friends – his proven lover, and the woman who claimed to love him? The wedding had changed everything, though John hadn’t been able to comprehend the fact fully yet. When he saw them today, together after two nights as man and wife, surely the fact would settle in. That was what he feared – the sudden, crippling revelation that his relationships with both of them had been irrevocably altered.
Brom had claimed that wouldn’t be the case, that he and John would continue on as they had been for the past eight months, but deep down, John knew they couldn’t.