Dirk encounters some unexpected curves in the road.
In this chapter, the family comes together to celebrate Cameron’s birthday. A surprise guest may make things more interesting.
Dirk and Liz go on their first official date.
A surprise visit from Dirk forces them to confront their feelings.
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.
Secretly, that was exactly what he wanted. Once people associated them as a couple he wouldn’t have to worry about someone figuring out what he knew all along. Liz was one of those women men would go to battle for.
The boys parked on the other side of Bryce and huddled together. Liz knew from the posture they were planning what they’d never get away with. Still, it warmed her heart.