+ DAY SIX +
“I’ve got it!” Keefe shouted, raising his arm and pumping his fist—which didn’t hurt anymore. Even when he waved both arms around.
“You figured out what to buy for your little girlfriend?” Ro asked, peeking her head into his room.
“No. Well . . . kinda. But I was talking about this!” He held up a small gold-and-silver square. “I got the last piece to fit! I can even take it apart and put it back together. I know the trick now.”
“Okay, but . . . what is it?”
“I have no idea,” Keefe admitted.
Ro smirked. “Good thing you’re not trying to swoop in and save the day anymore, ’cause that’s definitely not going to do it.”
“Hey, this is still important,” Keefe argued. “My mom hid it for a reason.”
“I’m sure she did,” Ro agreed, twisting her nose ring. “But let’s hope your gift idea is more exciting.”
“It is. It’s going to take me a little while to make it—but it’ll seriously top every gift she’s been given before.”
His fingers were already itching to get started on it.
But first he needed to get out of that bed, so he was more than a little relieved when Elwin finally gave him the all clear during his evening checkup.
“I still want you to take tonight to rest, though,” Elwin warned. “You’re not off bed rest until the morning.”
“Be glad,” Ro told him after Elwin left. “Now you have some time to figure out how to make your girl forgive you.”
Keefe shrugged. “I already know.”
“Groveling?” Ro guessed.
“Oh, I’m sure there’ll be plenty of that.”
But afterward, he had a plan.
From that point on, he only had one goal: to be whatever Sophie needed.
Not the hero.
Not the one taking charge of everything.
Just a guy ready to listen and help and be there for her.
Until she was ready for more