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The lovely & talented, Kerry Heavens, opened up her DMs to allow you all to ask Danny Morgan, from Still Human, ANYTHING. Below are just a few of the Q&A but that's not all, Danny stopped by to give us an EXCLUSIVE bonus POV on how he felt when he heard the news that Liv had fallen. *Warning! You may quite possibly, ok probably will fall in love with him just a little bit more, we did! *swoons*
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Title: Still Human (Just Human #2)
Author: Kerry Heavens
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Expected Release: October 2013
Hosted By: Romance Addict Book Blog
Danny and Liv are back...
Danny loves Liv. He knows he loves her more than she loves him because she ran without a word when she saw their future mapped out before her. He knows he will never love anyone like he loved her and this time he doesn’t think he can move on.
Liv loves Danny. She knows she loves him more than he loves her because he broke her heart in the worst possible way, right when things were falling into place. She knows she will never love anyone like she loves him and this time she doesn’t think she can move on.
They needed a second chance because they just weren’t ready for their first, but when events changed everything between them, they discovered they were just human after all. Now Liv and Danny have to find a way to survive being hurt by each other.
They doubted, they underestimated and they did believe the worst, but only because they were too young the first time and too vulnerable the second time. But now they have changed and if they are not the same, surely things can only turn out differently?
So I was asked by Kerry to write a guest post for her good friends at MakeMyDayBooks. "Make it interesting," she said. No pressure! I know there are a few things you want to hear me talk about. One precious little thing in particular, but I don't want to ruin anything for anyone. So I have decided to share with you what it was like from my POV after Liv fell. I'm sure you know how hard it was for me to know she needed me and I was so far away, but I know how you like to get all the little details, so here it is. A little bonus gift, from me to you.
Worst flight of my life. Seriously. The worst. I talked to Max just before we boarded and he told me she was fine, but I could tell he was worried. He said she needed surgery in the morning, I'm sure I'm not going to make it before she goes in. So I just spent the last dozen or so hours tapping my foot and trying not to get angry at everyone and everything. The poor bastards stuck beside me must have been ready to kill me, but I couldn't care less, I just need to get to Liv.
The God damned baggage reclaim in this airport is a nightmare. Why the hell didn't I just bring carry-on? Finally I spot my bag and I'm out of there, straight through and out into the British morning. A taxi pulls up at the rank just as I arrive and within seconds I'm on the road. I maybe should have hired a car and floored it all the way but it would have taken too long to fill out the paperwork and I'm in no state to drive.
"First time to London?" The driver asks.
"No, I live here," is my unthinking response. I'm sure as hell not leaving now. Liv needs me whether she agrees or not and besides, she's got it all wrong. I just have to tell her. She will see won't she? She can't throw this away over a misunderstanding. I won't let her.
I pull my cell out and switch it back on, there's nothing from Max, but he knew I was flying. I send him a quick text.
'I'm here, how is she? Shall I come straight to the hospital?'
I wait impatiently for his response.
'No, go to the bar, Connie is waiting for you, she'll bring you in once you've dropped your bags off."
I sigh, more delays, I just want to be there.
After what seems like the longest, most frustrating journey of all time, the cab pulls up outside Lady Luck's. I pay the driver and drag my suitcase in through the door.
"Danny!" says Connie from behind the counter. She rushes around and gives me a kiss on the cheek. Frankly it's a little more than I was expecting under the circumstances.
"Hey Connie. How is she?"
"She's in surgery," Connie replies. "Max is with her. Let me get you a coffee, you must be exhausted."
"No, I'm good, I just want to get to her."
"All in good time, just talk to me first," she sweetly replies.
I scrub my face with my hands and run my fingers through my hair in frustration. "Connie, I'll talk to you about anything you want, but I need to get to the hospital, we can talk there." She starts to object and I cut her off, "please, I haven't slept, just let me see her. Or do I have to take a cab?"
She smiles sympathetically. "Of course." she says squeezing my arm. "Put your things somewhere safe and we'll go."
"Thank you." I whisper.
The smell of the hospital makes me want to cry. It's the same wherever you go and I don't want Liv here. I want her with me so I can take care of her. I should have been taking care of her in the first place, and then this wouldn't have happened. I follow Connie up in the elevator and along the corridor to Liv's room. We pass a guy with flowers, shit! I should have bought flowers! But I suppose at this point it won't make any difference. I don't even know if she'll see me. I've been sick with worry, this whole time, but this is the first time I have considered the possibility that she won't want me here. I don't know what I'll do if she throws me out.
Connie stops in front of me and taps lightly on a door, a few seconds later, Max opens it and glares at me. Ok, maybe I'm anxious and looking for a problem, maybe he's just as worried about Liv as me.
"She's still in recovery, they'll be bringing her back soon. It went well though." He explains as he lets us in.
I breathe a sigh of relief. "I'll feel better when I see her."
Max looks at me. "I was thinking, I don't think you should be there when she wakes up." He and Connie exchange a look.
"Wait, what?" I stammer. "No way, I..."
"It's just that she's very hurt and angry right now and they've said that she'll be quite dependent on us for a while. You know Liv, she isn't going to take that well. I just think that to get her to listen to you, you need to get the timing just right and trust me Danny, today is not the day."
"Max I'm not leaving until I've seen her!" My voice is raised, I know, but I can't hide my frustration.
"Danny, he's right," Connie soothes.
"I don't care, I..." just as I'm about to launch into what I'm sure will be a shouting match, the door opens and Liv is wheeled in.
"Liv!" I gasp. I rush to her side as the bed is pushed into place. She is still sleeping. Max doesn't object any more once he sees that she doesn't even know I'm here. "Oh my god, Liv," I whisper as I take her hand and hold it to my lips. A chair slides in behind me and Max's hand on my shoulder both guides me to sit in it and lets me know he supports me.
I sit on the edge of the chair and brush a little of Liv's hair away from her face. The dressing on her forehead stresses me out. I don't know how bad it is under there. I just want this all to go away. My hand strokes down across her cheek. She looks so small and pale. This is the most painful thing I've ever witnessed. Honestly. I can't stand to see my beautiful, powerful girl so weak and vulnerable.
"She's going to be just fine," whispers Connie. "She'll come round soon. We should go."
"I can't leave her," I insist.
"Danny, Max is right, it's for the best. If you push her, she'll feel cornered. Let her deal with this first, then you can deal with the rest. Come on, I need your help. We have to get her flat ready."
I sigh. I shouldn't stay if it will make things worse, I just can't stand to be so close but yet so far from her. "Ok. Just give me a minute."
Connie nods and she and Max leave me alone with her.
I turn back to her. The love of my life. So helpless. I know I'm being dramatic, she's broken her leg, that's all, but fuck, anything could have happened after I let her walk away from me. We've been apart for a week. She could have been hit by a truck, she could have died...and I let her go without a fight. AGAIN! How would I have lived with myself if I had lost her for good and she never knew how wrong she was? How could I carry on if she slipped away thinking I had betrayed her? I break down. Sobbing and whispering my apologies, I stroke her hand, then her face. "I'm so sorry, I love you so much. I'm going to make this up to you, I swear and once I've fixed this, I'm never going to let you go again."
I swipe away the tears. I can't let them see me like this.
Once I have taken a minute to settle my emotions I lightly brush Liv's cheek once again as I lean forward and kiss her.
Connie's hand on my arm startles me. "It's ok Danny." She soothes.
"I'm ok," I sigh, then looking at Liv once more I mutter, "I'll be outside."
I leave them whispering about what needs to be done in the flat and push through the door. Rushing past the nurse's station I turn the corner and as soon as I'm alone I stop, slide down the wall and cry.
So there you have it. I was a mess, no joke. But you know, sometimes things just have to get worse before they get better. I needed that moment of realisation that I could have lost her and never got to explain. It made me realise that there was nothing more important than getting us back on track. It was just the kick in the ass I needed.
I hope you enjoyed reading.
Now Kerry also opened up her DM's for you to ask me anything...I was surprised by how clean most of your questions were and how fascinated you all seem to be by my tattoos!
In answer to ALL the Q's about the tattoos, I have the two mentioned in the books and one more that is staying a secret. You can read about that one another day. Will I have more? Maybe. My favorite tattoos of Liv's are the ones that match mine, again, you will read about that another day. I think that covers all the tattoo questions, so I have picked a few of your other questions to answer, here goes...
Q: Danny, as you don't mind Liv's facial piercings would you ever consider getting one & if so where? @LatersBabyUK
A: I know Liv would love me to have my lip pierced. It's kind of a thing of hers. But no, it's not for me. I love hers, but I don't see myself pierced. Purely from a functional standpoint, I could see the merits of having my tongue pierced. I'm sure it would serve a purpose or two, but I just can't imagine myself ever doing it.
Q: Are you more of a romantic or a realist? - @TheBookBellas
A: Before all of this, I would have definitely described myself as a realist. But I think it is safe to say that since reconnecting with Liv, I have found my romantic side. Ok, I know that is an understatement!
Q: Was there a moment where you thought Liv wouldn't forgive you or that she wouldn't believe you? - @dlpicard99
A: The entire time I was trying to get through to her on the phone, it never occurred to me that I as fighting a losing battle. I just kept on trying. I had complete faith that eventually she would hear me out and that I'd convince her she got it wrong. Once I finally did, I felt like I just needed to prove myself and I was committed to doing that however long it took. The only point where I felt like I had been kidding myself was when I over-heard her talking to Max in the storeroom and misinterpreted what she was saying. Then it all came crashing down. I felt like such a fool for thinking she would forgive me. I really wanted to go home to Jen.
Q: If you could meet anyone iconic, who would you meet? @Just_MiaG
A: Marilyn Monroe, she was beautiful and original and free spirited, just like someone else I know.
Q: Favorite place to make love? @Magspie1
A: Haha! That depends on the occasion. Hotel walls seem to be a recurring favourite, but I like anywhere I can really take my time.
Q: Whats your favourite thing about Liv?
A: Wow, how long have we got? I love everything about Liv, but I guess the thing I love most about her is her individuality. I love knowing that no one else even comes close, I have a girl in a million.
Thanks for having me!
Thank you Danny, we enjoyed having you. Ahem *coughs* ;-) We also want to say a HUGE thank you to our wonderful and generous friend, Kerry Heavens for allowing Danny to take over her DMs for our blog.
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