The Story

Celt works in the Memory Transplant Program for Amnesia Inc. providing memory replacement therapy to clients which involves overwriting details from the past they want to change and at times providing actual artificial Memory Transplants.  One of the female clients to whom Celt is allocated by Professor Hume however, presents him with a challenging journey as he delves into her memories, her past and the scars she bears.  The empathy Celt feels towards Evangeline grows as he starts to explore how she actually became physically confined to a wheelchair and begins to understand her struggle to live a fuller life, which is not only obstructed by her past wounds but also by her current husband.

The two strangers are thrown into an interrogation of Evangeline's past in order to determine the root cause of her recurrent nightmares as Celt starts to piece together forgotten past events and unravel her memories one by one.  Startling, horrific revelations are revealed to Celt as he explores the forbidden depths of Evangeline's mind and starts to understand the true history and nature of her suffering.  

One memory in particular, that is blocked and hidden inside Evangeline's mind, due to the traumatic nature of the events that occurred, troubles Celt as his mind begins to wrestle with several dilemmas as the truth presents itself to him and he begins to fall in love with not only Evangeline's innocence but also her external and internal scars from the battle she has survived.  In order to make the disturbing memory slightly more bearable to remember and eliminate the nightmares, Celt then has to decide whether to actually transplant an artificial memory into her mind or just overwrite some of the most horrific details of the current one, but the situation is complicated and he quickly becomes emotionally torn, due not only to the startling revelations the disturbing memory actually contains but also because of his feelings for Evangeline.  

Celt soon finds himself not only nursing Evangeline's traumatic past but also his own heart as he falls deeper in love with a woman he knows has actually already given her heart and life to another man.  The hidden memory Celt discovered however, reveals not only a secret act of betrayal that could free them both but also provides missing details to a crime that has actually taken place in the past and is a truth that he simply cannot allow Evangeline to hide or walk away from as he seeks to protect the woman that is rapidly capturing his heart and yearns to make her a permanent fixture in his own personal life.  Written by Jill Thrussell.

Genre: Romance


Broken Love

Wrong Man

Torn Apart





He can change how it happened.  He can change who was there.  But he can't change the consequences.  ~ Jill Thrussell 



“We had all walked away from the past with scars from the injustices that had occurred and those scars we could carry with us as a permanent reminder of past injustices we could not accept and the horrific truths we could not live with.“ ~ Jill Thrussell

"Denial is not a lie you tell to others but usually, only something you tell yourself." ~ Jill Thrussell

"What happens the day you wake up and discover that everything you once believed in, everything you built your entire life around and held dear is nothing but an intricate, distorted fabrication of lies?"  Evangeline asked.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"The ultimate victim of injustice is always love Evangeline, one way or another."  Celt replied.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"It's traumatic Celt to know that you have to basically stick ten years of your life in a bin. Because of some abusive person who brought nothing to your life but horror. It's hard to live with that truth.” Evangeline replied.

He can change how it happened.  He can change who was there.  But he can't change the consequences.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Evangeline looked at Celt nervously as she approached him. "Which are the most common memories you're requested to replace?" ~ Jill Thrussell

“Celt, choice is at times a luxury that not everyone can afford. Life and circumstances often dictate the richness or the poverty of our available options.“ Evangeline explained. ~ Jill Thrussell

Celt smiled as he paused.  "Virginal memories. It's a very popular request. So many people want to change how they lost their virginity." He replied as he smiled at her curiosity. ~ Jill Thrussell

Evangeline realised that her father, ever since the accident had ignored Brad's absence completely and never even so much as questioned it as if Brad's presence was non-sequitor and as if he was a redundant entity that was surplus to requirements and absolutely unnecessary and Brad seemed to avoid him like the plague. ~ Jill Thrussell

"The memory mapping system is an intrinsic part of the Memorized system and once your memories are uploaded into it and mapped accordingly, your memory therapy sessions can begin.  You only have one Memory Evangeline and if its corrupted by fragmented recollections, we try to restore those and eliminate any horrors they contain."  Celt explained. ~ Jill Thrussell

Celt knew he couldn't possibly undo the damage that Brad had caused to Evangeline's life but he hoped in some small way that he could soothe the scars and reduce the burdens she had to carry which had been inflicted upon her life, due to Brad's horrific abuse. ~ Jill Thrussell

“I have some great news Celt. I've accepted an offer from an investor to fund an expansion of my work.  We'll now be moving into the arena of memory synchronization, multiple transplants and some kind of memory trading and I want you to utilize your knowledge to head the new division."  Professor Hume explained.  "Consider it a promotion with a very lucrative pay rise.” ~ Jill Thrussell

Deep within, Celt succumbed to the obvious reality he could no longer ignore as his feelings twirled inside him like a whirlpool, Evangeline was not just a client anymore, there was a prodding within him like a hot iron that urged him to commit to her as a man and he longed to become a permanent fixture in her life and heart, instead of just a tourist on a brief vacation that would end all too abruptly, once their sessions and her memory therapy ended.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Doubts surrounding his intentions towards Evangeline did not exist in Celt's mind as he knew his were as pure as the snowflakes that drifted down towards the ground to rest in the midst of winter.   ~ Jill Thrussell

Intentions no matter how sincere and honest however, were like an invisible robe that no third party could see, feel, seek comfort or place trust in, they simply adorned the bearer and provided them with warmth, whilst the potential receiver simply waited in the cold, empty passageways of hope until the promises and aspirations they created materialized into something of substance, actually transpired or were eventually abandoned through frustration and despair.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The day prompted Celt to reflect as he acknowledged the frustrating reality, he had only just entered Evangeline's life a few months beforehand and although they'd ventured across some very emotional, murky terrain and scaled some cliffs in the midst of the mountains of trauma from her past, which he guided her through, there were still some more truths to face and pains to bear and there was actually no reason Evangeline should trust him anymore than she trusted Brad. ~ Jill Thrussell

Her mind meandered into the jungle like chaos of fear as Evangeline explored the reality that one day perhaps she may be presented with undeniable evidence that she could not refute, doubt or reject about Brad's infidelity and on that day she would have to stand up and leave Brad forever.   ~ Jill Thrussell

Evangeline trembled as she confronted her thoughts, her biggest fear was that one day she would actually have to divorce Brad as that would mean having to be strong and independent enough to face the world alone and provide for herself and she suddenly realized, she'd become utterly complacent in the dictatorship of matrimony as she'd wallowed in the vomit of subservience each day and unequivocally accepted it. ~ Jill Thrussell


Meet Some of the Characters


Gus is a sex addict that doesn't have a girlfriend and his attendance at the Memory Transplant Clinic is primarily focused upon reviews of memories that involve his past sexual conquests and the replacement of the females involved with the hottest girls around, he wished he'd had been intimate with at the time.  He unfortunately during this process, decides to overwrite his first sexual experience with Chantal, a female to whom he is later reintroduced to by Veronica, a staff member of the Memory Transplant Program, which then presents him with an awkward, extraordinary issue as Chantal has no idea that Gus has actually overwritten the memory of their first, virginal sexual experience and no longer remembers their romantic fumbling or bodily intertwining as youngsters.  Gus then has to decide whether or not to confess the truth to Chantal as his actions complicate the possibility of a current romance between them and the possible provision of a current girlfriend which he is aware will resolve the majority of his current frustrations in life.  


Chantal is one of Gus's past conquests and she meets Gus as the result of Veronica's interference when Veronica decides to reintroduce the couple in the hope of reigniting the passion between them.  She is the saving grace that Veronica feels may provide some sparks of hope to Gus and perhaps completely resolve the frustrations he feels due to his single status.