It’s been a little difficult, but I think I’m getting used to it.
Skulking back to the scene of the crime?Charlotte spun around. Eddie was coming up the stairs. Even his slight, surprised-looking smile brought out those dimples. He had such a harmless face.
Eddie, she breathed. Don’t do that.You look positively criminal, Charlotte. Are you sneaking sweets? Have you drawn on the walls or perhaps spilled your juice on the carpet?Charlotte let her shoulders relax. If I did, would I get a spanking?
Eddie raised a single eyebrow.Whoa! said Charlotte, feeling a blush come on. That’s not what I meant. I was trying to keep with your naughty-child theme, not add another kind of naughty something or other. Sorry, brother of mine.
She giggled, then covered her mouth, not sure if she should appear more penitent.
Eddie narrowed his eyes. What are you up to?That nice girl is dating Gunner? I asked, a little surprised.
He nodded. Yep. They had a rough patch and some issues to work through. Gunner’s family is blown to hell. Not sure what all you know about that, but he’s had a bad time of it. She’s been there for him through it all.Gunner dating Willa seemed like an odd fit to me. Gunner was selfish and self-absorbed. Willa had been so kind and gentle. Nothing about them matched up.
What happened with his family? I asked, not sure I wanted to know all this.Brady started to tell me when the waiter appeared and we ordered our food. He left some bread on the table just as Brady’s gaze fell on something over my shoulder and anger burned so bright I turned to see who he was looking at. I expected to see Gunner, but it wasn’t.