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The Weight Of Love Book 1 of Circle of Life * * * * - 16 Ratings


Meet Luciano Christian Allegretti, better known as Luke Sawyer He's seventeen, a recent graduate of Galena high school, and an all around good guy. His favorite pastimes include writing, and being there for his family and friends. Everyone depends on Luke, but when the tables are turned will he be able to depend on them? It is the story of friendship, family, life, and love. It’s the story of an average guy with a not so average life navigating through love’s uncertainties
Copyright © 2011 FleetingRainbows; All Rights Reserved.

Story Note

This story was actually started four years ago, and its the first part in a series of stories.  This first installment is angsty and heavy on the drama so be forewarned. :)  I hope you enjoy getting to know the characters and come to love them as i have.  

Table of Contents

  1. The Intern 4 reviews, 2,688 words,

    Luke is an intern at WGBZ.  His coworkers Nicholas and Maribel are dating.  A new intern joins the group and things just may get a little complicated

  2. The Double Date 5 reviews, 5,260 words,
    Mira attempts to play matchmaker
  3. The Ultimatum 4 reviews, 6,589 words,
    Things come to a head after Luke says enough is enough
  4. Nick's Choice 4 reviews, 7,073 words,
    Nick makes a decision about his relationships
  5. A Range Of Emotions 2 reviews, 10,120 words,
    Nick meets the Sawyers
  6. The Anniversary 2 reviews, 8,517 words,
    Luke and Nick celebrate their anniversary much to Randy's chagrin
  7. Hot and Cold 2 reviews, 4,624 words,
    Luke and Nick's first day living together doesn't go quite as planned
  8. Desperate Desire 3 reviews, 6,708 words,
    Luke and Nick quickly learn to be wary of each other's feelings plus Nick reconnects with Mira
  9. Horseplay 1 reviews, 8,968 words,
    Nick meets Luke's best girl and the couple has some fun with their friends and Mira throws caution to the wind
  10. Best Laid Plans 0 reviews, 12,562 words,
    A glimpse into Luke and Nick's everyday routine. A busy week capped off with a vacation.
  11. The Vow 1 reviews, 4,302 words,
    Luke and Nick cut their vacation short when a health crisis hits the family
  12. Fade To Black 1 reviews, 3,691 words,
    Luke and Nick's dinner party doesn't turn out quite as planned
  13. Drowning In Confusion 0 reviews, 6,265 words,
    One simple act sends Luke's world spinning out of control, while Nicholas starts to wonder if he made a mistake
  14. Falling To Pieces 3 reviews, 7,348 words,
    Luke's world continues to spiral out of control and Nicholas isn't sure how to help him
  15. Not My Boyfriend 2 reviews, 7,116 words,
    Luke's attempt at taking control of his life doesn't work according to plan...but it does lead to him confiding in a friend.
  16. This Is My Confession 5 reviews, 5,983 words,
    Nick Learns the Truth
  17. White Christmas 1 reviews, 4,586 words,
    Luke and Nick's first Christmas
  18. Waiting To Exhale 3 reviews, 5,763 words,
    Luke fights to be by Nicholas's side after his accident
  19. Who Will Keep Me Sane? 1 reviews, 7,056 words,
    Luke holds vigil by Nick's bedside and in the meantime lets a few cats out of the bag
  20. Shades of Gray 2 reviews, 10,089 words,
    Luke begins confiding in James and learns everything isn't as simple as it may seem
  21. A New Beginning 2 reviews, 8,515 words,
    Nicholas wakes up
  22. Meltdown 1 reviews, 7,681 words,
    Luke reaches his breaking point
  23. Highs and Lows 1 reviews, 15,033 words,
    Nicholas and Luke start to reconnect, Luke confides in James and Nick gets advice from Randy
  24. Taking Back Control 1 reviews, 9,834 words,

    With James and Mirabel's help Luke and Nicholas work through the latest crisis and Luke decides he's had enough of being the victim

  25. Hurdles and Memories 0 reviews, 14,617 words,

    Luke confides in his dad, and formally presses charges against Randy

  26. Breakthrough 1 reviews, 6,945 words,

    Nicholas starts to remember and Luke works on reclaiming his life

  27. Betrayal and Despair 3 reviews, 9,340 words,



    Sometimes moving forward is not as easy as it sounds.  

  28. Revelations 1 reviews, 11,154 words,

    James opens up to Luke and Nicholas.  and preparations for the trial begain

  29. The Trial Part One 1 reviews, 6,092 words,

    Court is now in session.  The Honorable Judge Newcomb residing.  The case of the State versus Randall Thompson begins

  30. The Trial Part II 1 reviews, 6,035 words,

    Luke's testimony continues 

  31. The Trial Part III 2 reviews, 4,974 words,

    Day One in court comes to an end

  32. The Trial Part IV 5 reviews, 5,073 words,

    Randy tells his side of the story

  33. The Trial Part V 3 reviews, 8,079 words,

    Starts immediately after the point Chapter 32 ended.  For all who have questioned Lillian's behavior, the answers are here.  though i didn't say you'd like them.  Court continues without one of the key players

  34. Love's Greatest Sacrifice 1 reviews, 8,733 words,

    Nicholas makes a hard choice, James has harsh words for the family and a verdict is reached.

  35. Labor of Love 2 reviews, 8,869 words,

    Luke's family and friends have been holding vigil at Luke's side for two weeks.  Will he answer their calls and open his ey

  36. Truth and Consequences 0 reviews, 6,469 words,

    Luke learns what he missed over the past two weeks  

  37. Moments 2 reviews, 2,914 words,

    Nick opens up to Luke about his father.  Later, Nicholas's plan to surprise his brothers doesn't go according to plan

  38. He Was A Friend of Mine 4 reviews, 7,129 words,

    Kim, my trusty beta, refers to this chapter as the twilight zone.  seems like an apt description :) 

  39. The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants 3 reviews, 3,984 words,

    wedding proposals and HIV test results plus Luke comes to a conclusion

  40. The Weight of Love 6 reviews, 18,978 words,

    The four musketeers get married!  not much more to say than that :)  You're all invited to the ceremony