Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders

The Englishman always knew how to make sure Kaisa didn't forget about him. When he left her for the first time, he gave her a Pretender's tape, which he said he'd made a copy of so that, although hundreds of miles apart, they could still listen to Chrissie Hynde together.

Kaisa longed for Peter’s touch, and closed her eyes, willing the train to move faster. She suddenly realised she knew what loving someone more than life itself meant. If Peter would ever leave her, Kaisa wouldn’t survive. She had to make this work at all costs. It didn’t matter about the ‘girl’ or the ‘accident’. Kaisa had to make him want her, only her. There was no other option. She was going to be like Chrissie Hynde, tough and sexy. Kaisa started to hum a Pretenders track that Peter had given her two years previously. The very first of the many tapes he’d left with her.

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