Thursday, 22 May 2014

Standing In The Light ( Jasmine & Zack)

The final part to Jasmine & Zack Series!

Darkness has covered Jasmine and Zack’s life. Can they cope? Will Jasmine be able to keep it together? Even though Zack tries to be strong for both of them, it’s like trying to climb Everest. Jasmine’s progress takes on a yoyo effect. Its two steps forward and one step back, but as she soon discovers, that she’s not her illness. Her illness is only part of her life, not her life, and with that knowledge she’s able to overcome it somewhat.

Zack suggests they stand in the light, that the only way to overcome darkness, is to step into the light. It sounds easier said than done, and each time they try to, something or someone brings the darkness back again. But with all things, love must conquer all. The question is, will their love be strong enough to overcome it? Will they finally be happy? 


‘Honey?’ Jasmine walked down the steps cautiously.
‘It’s Kimberly,’ he said finally. ‘She wants to talk to me.’
Jasmine had thrown up nothing, but the act of causing pain had brought about a sense of control.
‘I want to do this, this standing in the light thing,’ she said. ‘I want to try, I will go to therapy, but I’m not ready to go to work.’
He smiled, but was still nervous about the noise coming from the door.
‘Okay.’ He held out his hand.
‘In order to do that you’re going to have to face her; you’re going to have to face the truth. Isn’t that what it’s all about?’
There was a moment where it all made sense to him. He’d just asked her to face something, and yet he wasn’t willing to face his own demons.
‘You know what, you’re right, but I’m afraid of what I might do to her.’
‘You told me that you wanted to kill your mother, but you didn’t because you saw my face. I’m here with you right now. You’re not capable of harming anyone.’
He nodded even though he wasn’t sure about that. There was still a rage within him burning so strongly, that he was sure that at some point it would come out.
‘You’re right.’ He squeezed her hand. ‘You’re right.’
Jasmine nodded, and together they walked to the door. Kimberly stood looking like a wounded puppy.
‘Zack,’ she whispered. ‘I’m so, so sorry, I didn’t know.’
He clenched his teeth.
‘I didn’t know about Claire. I didn’t mean for this to happen.’ Kimberly was in tears.
Jasmine held onto his hand a little tighter, and he did the same.
‘My sister almost died! How could you do this to me, to us? Did you think it was going to bring us back together?’
‘What I did was unforgivable, it didn’t make me feel any better. I realise now, that it was the worse thing I’ve ever done.’
He watched her angrily, and squeezed Jasmine’s hand tight, so as not to reach for her and strangle her.
‘I’ve brought your keys.’ She sniffed as she reached for her jacket pocket. ‘I’ve taken all my things.’
He took the keys.
‘Before I go, there is something I need you to know.’
‘I think we’re done talking. Ask for forgiveness from God, just like my mother did. He tends to be pretty generous! I have none here to give you!’ He was about to shut the door.
‘It was Tory!’ she blurted before he could shut the door.
Zack pulled the door opened, and eyed her for a moment.
Troy did it, he planned all of it! I didn’t want to go through with it!’

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N.B - I'm quickly working on another two stories that will be out soon. Love them both and I'm bursting to tell them. There will be a few shock factors in each story, which is the way I tell my stories. 

I hope you enjoy the last part to Jasmine & Zack Series, I sure did! I shall see you soon!

- Iris

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Secrets & Lies (Jasmine & Zack)

The second part to Jasmine & Zack series is now out!! I'm really excited about telling this story. It's important to me and I hope that even though it's a story, that people may see that a person with a mental illness can't snap out of it and that it's as real as diabetes or high blood pressure. Love, compassion and understanding is all that is needed and I hope Zack teaches that in this story!

What if the key to healing ones life is to look into the eyes of another? Like attracts like.  Zack’s love and attraction to Jasmine is deeper than he understands. There is no perfect universe but there is a perfect person for him.

His secret has been dug deep within him that even he believed it no longer existed. But with a past ready to be dug up that has long been buried, perhaps its Zack’s turn to be vulnerable. Perhaps running, working hard isn’t the answer to being in the light.

‘We all have lives we wished we never had, but be thankful for yours; it’s always better than someone else’s.’ Zack wasn’t lying when he said that! A deep dark secret is about to be brought to light and his world will be turned upside down!

Will Jasmine survive this news, will he? One cannot choose their parents but can choose a different path for themselves; this is what Zack has done for years. But is Zack really able to run away from a very dark past that will eventually come to light? 


‘Hey!’ Zack pushed the man aside.
‘Who the hell are you and what do you think you’re doing?’ Clive looked up at the tall hunk furiously.
‘I can have employment lawyers all over you so fast you’ll be collecting unemployment benefit after they’re done with you!’ said Zack.
Clive huffed and stood back a moment.
‘Jasmine suffers from a disorder, she’s off to the doctors today and if it so happens that you or anyone else treat this as if she’s doing it on purpose you will all stand before an employment tribunal.’
‘I… well she…’
‘Jasmine needs help not anger and threats. Would you do this to someone who was in a wheelchair? Would you shout at them and tell them to stand up and walk!’ He was furious.
‘No of course not.’
‘This isn’t any different. Be very careful,’ he said then pushed aside the short man and stepped into the restroom.
‘Honey,’ his voice was soft.

Jasmine reached for the soap and began to lather again. Zack stepped forward and soon he was standing right behind her. He placed his hands over hers and helped her lather her hands. Her shoulders relaxed as he directed them under the water and together they washed their hands. He didn’t speak, he didn’t ask her to stop. Instead he allowed her to show him what she wanted and after one more wash Jasmine stopped. She turned around and fell into his manly chest and burst into tears.
‘It’s okay, you’re okay.’ He gently rubbed his hand over her head. ‘You’re okay.’
Gwen felt a tingle of admiration for the handsome hunk who had just changed the way she viewed Jasmine. The way he’d accepted her and just allowed her to be had managed to calm her down. She was in awe of him. He pulled some paper towel from the left of them and began to dry her hands. The inside of her hands were red from all the scrubbing and the scalding water.
‘You’ll be fine.’ He kept her in his warm embrace.
It took them a while but soon he managed to lead Jasmine out of the restroom and out into her office. There were eyes on them and all the drama that had unfolded between Clive and Zack had become the new office headline. In a way their attitudes including Clive’s began to change.
‘Take as long as you like,’ said Clive as they were about to enter the room. ‘I’m – ’
‘Its fine, I’ll take it from here.’
They entered the room and Zack closed the door behind them. He led her to the chair and she sat down. 

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