Liz pressed send, set the cell phone on the arm of her recliner, and snuggled in to watch the Minion movie for the hundredth time. Before she had time to get comfortable, Cameron whimpered the one phrase every mother dreads hearing…
It was February 13th. Angst took over Dirk’s mood. He and Liz weren’t together for their one month anniversary, nor would they see each other for Valentine’s Day.
Liz had heard him say he loved her. But it couldn’t be love, love. She smirked when he said it. Dirk was too young to know about love. Still, it was sweet. Liz gave his hand a little squeeze. “Don’t worry. I won’t hold it against you.”
Dirk’s eyes bounced between Liz and Bryce. One expecting dismissal, the other anticipating confirmation of their new friendship. He couldn’t say no to either.