Deleted Scene #4 From But I Said Forever

But I Said Forever

But I Said ForeverHere’s the final deleted scene from But I Said Forever. It’s a brief conversation between Brittany and Toby. In the end, I decided that Brittany didn’t really know him well enough to feel able to talk to him directly.  It’s a shame in a way, because it’s a nice little insight into Toby.

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‘I do understand what you’re saying,’ Toby says, after I’ve barged into the kitchen as soon as I got a chance on Wednesday morning. ‘But I really think this is the right thing to do. We have talked about things, you know. Just because a lot of marriages fail doesn’t mean ours will. And even if it did, I’d rather fail than not try. Do you regret getting married?’

‘I… I don’t know.’

Toby wipes up some loose icing sugar, blushing slightly. ‘I think I’ll be a good husband. And if she hadn’t got pregnant, I’d probably never have plucked up the courage to propose. I’m not freaked out, you know. Well, a little, but only in a good way. I’m really looking forward to being a dad. And a husband. You know, being a real man.’

‘And I’m sure you’ll be great at it,’ I say, trying to quell my fears. ‘I’m just… I just want you both to be happy.’

‘And we will be.’

If only I could be as sure.

Author: Jennifer Gilby Roberts

Jennifer Gilby Roberts has a degree in physics and a postgraduate certificate in computing, so a career as a chick lit author was inevitable really. She was born and grew up in Surrey/Greater London, but now lives in Richmond, North Yorkshire with her husband, small daughter, two middle-aged cats and a lot of dust bunnies.

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