The flashback scenes in ’Til Death Do Us Part chronicle the time from when Henry and Sam first began their courtship through to the night before Henry leaves on his ill-fated flight. To catch up with the flashback scenes previously posted, click this link to the the category archives: https://authoraddisonalbright.com/category/til-death-do-us-part/flashback-scenes-from-sams-pov/.
This series of blog posts was motivated by a comment from one of the book’s reviewers, Bethany at Rainbow Gold Reviews, who made the comment that she wished the flashback scenes had been from Sam’s POV instead of from Henry’s.
This week’s scene is from the 9th flashback in the book, found at the beginning of Chapter 10. It’s a short one that didn’t change much since it was mostly dialogue:
“What about our names?” asked Sam. “Do you want to change yours, or should I change mine?”
“I don’t know. We have our degrees, all the way through doctorate in our birth names. We use them professionally. You don’t think it would be weird or confusing to have two Dr. Greenes or two Dr. Millers in the department?”
Didn’t Henry want to share a name as well as their lives? Sure, it was a paperwork pain in the ass, but wouldn’t it be worth it? Sam would be willing to do it if Henry didn’t want to deal with the hassle. Henry did have a point about their degrees, though. Their birth names were on the certificates hanging in their offices. But still…
“Well, it’s not like we don’t have different first initials. I think university students are smart enough to not get confused over something that simple.”
“I guess. If anything, it should be me changing to match you. Your family rocks, mine disowned me. No point in honoring my name.” Henry heaved a heavy sigh. “I guess maybe I wouldn’t mind ditching the name, closing out that part of my life. I don’t know. I’ll think about it, okay?”
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