The Flowers Need Watering: Marcus Lopés' debut indie novel is a moving and provocative story about friendship, love and loss as two men — Mateo Borden and Liam Robertson — come to terms with the choices they’ve made. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the meaning of family and the redemptive value of forgiveness. Get it on Amazon!
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“I thought you loved living in New York,” Susan said with a hint of surprise.
Despite her illness, Liam could still see the youthfulness in her thin, round face, and the hope that danced in her big round eyes. They shared the same straight aquiline nose and prominent cheekbones. In her youth he imagined that potential suitors saw her as a Greek goddess. She’d have thought of herself as the mortal Alcmene. Does that make me her Heracles?
“So did I.” Liam bounced off the loveseat and began pacing the area behind it again. “I just …” He cupped his hands to the back of his head and turned to look at his mother. His hands fell to his sides and he said, “It didn’t feel like home, not in the way that I wanted it to,” with an air of defeat.
“Oh, Liam …” Susan returned her teacup and saucer to the coffee table and, with her left hand, patted the cushion next to her twice. “Come sit down.” After Liam reluctantly sat down next to her, Susan shifted her body sideways slightly and held his hands. “You spent too many years running away from yourself, running away from who you are.” She applied a little pressure. “I’ve only ever wanted you to be happy. I won’t lie. I’m glad you’re home. I worried so much about you living in that city, especially after … Well, we needn’t talk about that. But, Liam, can’t you at least be honest with me? You came home for him.”