Who He Loved: Giselle
“Forget ‘happily ever after.’ It doesn’t exist.”
Robert, the pragmatic divorce lawyer who found Giselle lost and disoriented in the streets of New York City, thought he had everything all figured out. Life was hard, children needed realism, and love was a battlefield. His feet were firmly planted on the ground and he didn’t want it any other way. As a single father, his daughter’s health – both physical and emotional – was his number one priority. The pain they both experienced when Morgan’s mother left them was an obvious tender point, despite it having taken place years earlier. He didn’t want either of them to hurt like that again. Unbeknownst to him, he was going about it all wrong. See, he thought the best way to avoid heartbreak was by putting distance between himself and almost everyone else he knew, including fiancé Nancy. He was so wrong. Apparently all he really needed was faith in love and a sunnier disposition.
And, perhaps, a few musical numbers.
The catalyst for change just happens to be the brilliant, free-thinking, and whimsical girl who twirls about and makes clothing out of his designer curtains. He had gone years thinking that his cut-and-dry relationship with Nancy was best viewed from the outside only, and purposely, Giselle opened his eyes. It wasn’t that relationships needed to be done with each party at opposite sides of the room. That relationship simply wasn’t meant to be. It took time for him to realize that his feelings for Giselle were not only okay, but real. He dropped the façade and was ready to not only love, trust, and open his heart up, but immediately put his life on the line to save the woman he loved.
xo – Meli