When he was nine years old, Booker caught Macie stealing strawberries, and he's been in love with her ever since, which is why telling her the reason he left is the hardest thing he's ever had to do.
THE WAY LOVE GOES
From the time Booker was nine years old, he didn't know exactly what his life would be like, but of one thing he was absolutely certain: he'd be living it with Macie until the day he died.
Macie felt the same, but for over four years, Booker disappeared without a word.
To say Macie was devastated is an understatement.
Which explains why, when she receives Booker's texts, she ignores them.
Until she can't.