At the end of Shmoo, Robert was left alone in a graveyard, having said goodbye to his oldest friend. Find out what happens to Robert and Sarah next. Will she forgive him or has his deception caused irrevocable damage to his marriage?
Extract from the alternative ending of Shmoo – Chapter 21
“Sarah lay on the bed, crumpled sheets damp beneath her from crying. How could this be happening? She’d always been so careful to guard her heart, but when she’d met Robert she’d trusted him. That he had problems in his family meant he understood her and for the first time in years she’d felt safe. They’d even made a pact to do better than their parents.
Now it turned out all that wasn’t true. She couldn’t imagine what it must have been like for him, growing up in the shadow of his brother’s death. Despite everything she wanted to hug him and tell him it was going to be okay. Then she remembered how he’d lied to her. How could he be who she thought he was when he’d deceived her so monumentally? Now she was lying in tears with her marriage in tatters, just like her mum. What the hell was she going to do now?”