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After Victor’s return, Danny doesn’t hear anything from him or Gem, and concerned, he goes to their apartment, where there is no response to the bell. A lady from the apartment opposite comes out and sees him.
“There’s no point in ringing that bell, they’ve gone.”
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
“Gone, where have they gone?”
“I’ve no idea, but I saw lots of suitcases being taken out of the apartment on Monday night. I didn’t see them go, but the doorman told me that he thought they had gone to America. He said they wouldn’t be coming back as the apartment was being re-let to new tenants.”
I must have looked a fool, as I stood there with my mouth open like a goldfish. I was in shock and couldn’t quite take in what the woman was telling me. She went into her apartment and left me standing on the landing, feeling that my world, as I had come to know it, had come to a sudden end. The most exciting, sexy and beautiful woman that I had ever known had disappeared as suddenly as she had appeared.
And so we leave the youthful Danny. Next week we will be jumping twenty years to re-visit his life, and to see how Gem changed him into the man he is today.
(NB My father has gone back into hospital again, so I may be late in getting to you all, but I will do my best.)
Danny was a 21-year-old student when he met Gem in London in 1992. She was the most beautiful, sensuous and sexy woman he had ever met, and she was some years older and married to a wealthy businessman. So why did she pick him from all the men she might have chosen?
Their affair was brief and dramatic, and introduced Danny to sexual passion, the like of which he had never experienced before. It also introduced him to the kind of woman who desired control and discipline in her life. Even though the affair lasted just a few weeks, it changed his life and changed his perception of the type of woman he wanted.
Twenty years later he met a young woman and, for the first time in his life, he fell in love; but fate was not kind, and the events of twenty years earlier came back to haunt him as he realised that he might lose the woman of his dreams. He was powerless to act. He could not rewrite his life history.