This is still the story set in Tasmania, Leonie’s attempt to travel around the beautiful Australian state. Today’s snippet is in Alex’s POV.
“I’ll be heading to Binalong tomorrow,” he explained as he stood.
Yet, instead of going to his childhood room, he (Alex) reached for the dog leash in the hall for a walk with his parents’ German shepherd.
“Come on Kaiser. Still light enough to enjoy a nice walk.”
The dog wagged his tail in excitement, making in hard for Alex to hook up the leash. He chuckled.
“I’m taking Kaiser to the foreshore.”
Hans came into the hall. “Are you okay, son?”
Still kneeling next to Kaiser and padding the dog, Alex shook his head. “I’m okay. You know I come here for peace and quiet. If Mum is right, I might head into a storm in Binalong.” He stood. “Was I wrong to offer the house to Leonie?”
A slow smile spread across his father’s smile. “Aren’t you a little overdramatic? It was the right thing to offer Leonie the house. Of course it was. She needed a little help and you’ve been able to give it to her.” He scratched the back of his neck. “As for Jenny, she’s always had a crush on you. But that doesn’t mean there’ll be a storm.” A chuckle escaped his lips. “As I said, that’s an exaggeration.”
“Have a think about it and sit on it a day or two. I’m sure Jenny will enjoy Leonie’s company. It’s most likely what Jenny needs at the moment.”
Alex blew out a breath before he gave a slow nod in agreement.
“Now go and get the boy some exercise before he passes out with over excitement.”
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