It's been nearly ten years since Tom has seen Sue. When asked by a friend one night if he had ever been in love, it annoyed Tom that Sue crossed his mind. After all, they really didn't even go out for very long.
He sends her a catalog on a whim from his business and is surprised when she calls and finds out she is recently divorced. The conversation goes well; they fall right in stride, and he asks her to come visit for a long weekend. She accepts.
Upon entering his apartment, she discovers folders on a shelf, takes an interest, and finds out they are stories he has written. She coaxes him into reading one and loves having a bedtime story read to her. Every night she stays she asks to be read another one as she cradles under his right arm and listens to these stories that fascinate and mesmerize her.
But there is another story she finds here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. And it is not in the folders. It's her own.