NAME: Christopher Dean
ROLE: Ice Dancing partner/friend/occasional love interest/etc.of Abigail Phelps
HE MET ABBY... In Vienna, just prior to the 1979 World Figure Skating Championships. (I've Loved These Days, Book 1 in The Abigail Phelps Series Chapter 3 - "You Look So Good To Me")
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: "I was staring. Possibly drooling? I don’t know. I was so into him, right away. He looked young and innocent, though at 20 he was three years older than I, and he had just enough of a mischievous gleam in his eye that I doubted he was as innocent as he appeared. More than thirty years later, I still remember exactly how he looked, what he was wearing, how he smelled."
I've Loved These Days, Chapter 3 "You Look So Good To Me"
ROMANTIC CONNECTION: Where to begin... Chris and Abby almost got together countless times, but the timing was never quite right. Until it was. Maybe...
IN CHRIS'S WORDS: “I’m so tired of you being everything. When you aren’t in my life, I’m better by the world’s standards. I function, which is something I can’t seem to do when you’re around. But it’s empty. Completely empty. Every emotion I feel and every action I take is half-hearted at best. All I do is function. I don’t laugh. I don’t live. I don’t love. And I’m tired of it, Abigail. I have tried to purge you from my heart time and again, and it’s useless. My heart only exists to love you.”
I've Loved These Days, Chapter 32 "Shameless"
Two Thousand Years, Chapter 3 "New York State of Mind"