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“Oh well, there’s a new lawyer in town who might need a bit of help,” Noah replied as a slow grin spread across his face.
“Give it a break,” Jesse snapped.
“Oh, for Christ’s sake. Evie walked out on you because you focussed too much on caring for your sister. It’s time to have some me-time,” Harrison countered.
“And out of all people you believe Lexie should be part of my me-time?” Jessie asked.
“You like her.”
“I don’t even know her.”
Noah’s grin grew wider. “Who’s Evie?”
“Jesse’s girlfriend from a few years back,” Harrison explained. “Everyone had them married and a happily ever after until Dana moved in.”
Noah cocked a brow.
“She wasn’t big on the idea of me sharing and caring for my sister.”
“I’d say in this case it was good riddance, right?” Noah asked.
Jesse lifted a shoulder in a shrug. “I guess in a way.”
Noah leaned forward and crossed his arms on the table. “I’m sure Molly wouldn’t mind to look after the little girl for an evening so you can take Lexie out for a dinner.”
Rubbing both hand over his face, Jesse replied, “Your wife’s only just had a baby and probably wanting all the sleep she can get.”
“Oh well. If Molly’s too tired, I’m sure Melody would be happy to do it,” Harrison suggested with a grin.
Jesse stood abruptly. “What is this shit? Cupid’s bar?” And without any more words stormed out of the pub and walked home.
Dinner with Lexie?
A small smile tugged at his lips, but as soon as he thought it, he dismissed the idea again remembering his friend’s words lacking people’s skill.

 

 

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#SnippetSunday – “Hard to let go?” – #romance #read #amwriting #mustread

 

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“I’m not smitten,” he replied through gritted teeth. “All part of a ranger’s day at work.”
The sudden burst of laughter from his friends made him cringe and he was about to leave when Harrison asked, “If you say so. Anyway, how’s Dana?”
Jesse blew out a breath. It was a much safer topic, although not at all easier. “She’s settling well in Melbourne,” he explained with a hint of melancholy as well as relief.
“Living on her own?”
“Kind of. She’s got a small apartment in care like facility. She shares it with her new man, Mario.”
It was still hard to talk about his sister. After her stroke a year earlier, Dana had moved in with him and he’d cared for her as best as possible, with the help of a nurse.
“Hard to let go?” Harrison wanted to know.
“She’s worked hard the last few months. Living independently with Mario will do her good.” He expelled a long breath. “Hard to get used to the empty house, though.”
“Oh well, there’s a new lawyer in town who might need a bit of help,” Noah replied as a slow grin spread across his face.

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#SnippetSunday – “She’d been occupying his thoughts all afternoon” – #romance #read #amwriting #mustread

 

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Jesse choked back a snort. Yes, that was the impression he got as well.
“She went for a walk with Zoe and got lost,” he explained.
Harrison let out a soft snort. “That sounds like Lexie.”
“Is she your new assistant?”
“No, mate,” Harrison replied. “She’s taken on the property law in the company. Impressive feedback already.”
“A lawyer?” Jesse muttered in surprise.
Noah chuckled. “Looks like you’re smitten.”
Jesse flipped him the finger and didn’t bother to reply, because truth be told, she’d been occupying his thoughts all afternoon. He hoped to see her again the next day when Zoe was supposed to help him again at the shelter.

 

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#SnippetSunday – “Taking her parents’ separation hard.” – #romance #read #amwriting #mustread

 

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Jesse stared at the beer in his hand and barely listened to his friend’s story. His mind was still reeling from the events during the day. Meeting the mother and daughter, but also finding another dead roo on the road, with a small joey inside her still alive. He would never get used to the sight, even after five years in the job. Road accidents happened, he knew that, but he wished people would care and move the roo or call it in straight away.
“Earth to Jesse.”
His friend’s voice hauled him back to the present. “Sorry, mate.”
“What’s up, Jesse?” his friend, Harrison, asked. “Noah’s joke was actually quite funny for a change and you didn’t even move. Trouble at work?”
Jesse looked from one friend to the other. Halfbrothers, who’d been separated for most of their lives. He enjoyed the occasional night out, but tonight didn’t feel right.
“Sorry, Noah. My mind’s somewhere else.”
“Somewhere or with someone?” Harrison asked.
Jesse cocked a brow.
“Mate, this is Beauty Bay. People talk. Everyone knows about the girl who helped you with the joey today. Word is, you were exceptionally nice to her.”
“Geez, Harrison, will you shut up. You make me sound like a paedophile. Her name is Zoe. She’s only moved her recently with her mother after her parents’ divorce.”
“Zoe Kendricks?”
Jesse’s raised his eyebrows. “You know her?”
“Her mother works with us. Yeah, I know her. Cute little thing. Taking her parents’ separation hard.”
With a nod, Jesse replied, “That’s the feeling I got. Caring for the joey did her good it seemed. So I told her as much as possible about it.”
“How did you meet her in the first place? Don’t get me wrong, I like Lexie. She’s a great addition to the team, but—”
“Oh, I know who you’re talking about,” Noah interrupted him. “Dad says, great knowledge, but lacking people’s skills.”
Jesse choked back a snort. Yes, that was the impression he got as well.

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Lexie lifted her hands and checked them. They were still red and itchy from the eczema. How she would’ve loved to touch Jesse’s hand, even if just for a brief moment. And even just for not being rude, after all, he’d stopped for them and had been so kind. But it was like a routine to hide her hands in front of others. Walking around with gloves, sometimes even in summer. With her shoulders slouched, she headed into her bedroom, glad that her skin condition was at least getting better. The doctor had diagnosed it as a stress condition, and stressed she had been the last couple of months. And it was such a relief to see how it improved from day to day since moving to Beauty Bay. She picked up her tube of cream and gently rubbed it over her hands. Eric had often complained about her hands and she would’ve loved to blame him for it. Alas, she hadn’t.
It seemed not only her heart needed healing, her body did, too.

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On the day of her wedding, she had promised Eric to love him through good and through bad times. Little had she known then that her promise would be such a farce. But she had loved him and had been in this marriage for the long haul. Unfortunately, the bad times had been beyond her strength. Even though she didn’t like it, leaving the marriage had been the best for all involved.

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Did that mean, though, all men were like Eric? Jesse had been so good to them today an had cared so much about Zoe when she’d helped him at the animal shelter.
Goddamn. Why couldn’t life be easy?
Placing her cup into the dishwasher, she let out a raw chuckle. She had only recently left her husband behind and was thinking about another man. Was she really that desperate? Didn’t she need some healing first?

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Lexie was about to place the phone next to her on the seat, when she remembered the photos she’d taken during the day. Less during the ill-fated walk, but more of Zoe holding the small joey in her arms. She flicked through the pictures, a smile tugging at her lips. In a way surprised at the love and care her daughter had given the fragile animal, yet at the same time so proud of her. There were many photos and one just as lovely as the previous one.
Until she came across one, Zoe must’ve taken. Lexie zoomed in a little. It was a photo of her and the park ranger. Jesse. She zoomed in even more on his face, studied his eyes, and the smile on his lips.With a sigh she closed the phone. Hadn’t she learnt from her mistakes? She’d just hung up the phone on a man who’d cheated on her many times.
Placing the phone in her jeans pocket, she stood and went inside, tired from a long day.
One man had cheated on her, why did she assume all men were like Eric?
To protect her heart. It was as simple as that.

 

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Her thoughts were interrupted, though, by the ringing of the phone. She rushed over to the table, grabbed it, and checked the ID. Indecision lingered whether or not to answer the call. But she knew she had to be mature about it. With a casual flick on the phone, she exhaled, and answered.
“Hello Eric.”
“Hi Lexie. How are you?”
She closed her eyes, trying to cope with the wave of nausea his voice caused her. “I’m well, but I’m sure that’s not the reason of your call.”
There was a moment of silence and she did her best not to break it.
“How’s Zoe?”
“She’s in bed. It’s been a long day. If you’d like to talk to your daughter you will need to call—”
“I want to talk to you.”
“Eric,” she said in a sigh. “There’s nothing to talk anymore.”
“I miss you guys.”
Lexie blew out a breath as she opened her eyes. She drew strength from the sound of the water and the sun set across the horizon, creating a spectacle of multiple colours. The view across the ocean had been the main reason to buy the house and she hoped to earn enough money soon to do some renovation and extension to the house, because despite telling Zoe she’d look for a bigger house, she didn’t want to leave this one.
“You should’ve thought about that before you crawled in her bed,” she finally replied.
“I made a mistake—”
“A couple, if I may remind you.”
There was the silence again, but she didn’t push him, she knew it’d set him off in a tirade of angry words.
“You didn’t have to move to the other side of the country.”
“No, I didn’t. But I panicked. I was angry. I needed distance. And to be honest, Zoe is ten years old and this is the first time you show interest in her.”
“Lexie, I’m—”
“Spare me the words, Eric.” She paused to take a calming breath. “Look it’s late here. I had a big day and still have a few things to organise. I’ll make sure Zoe will call you tomorrow.”
“I could take a few days off—”
She didn’t let him finish the sentence, but disconnected the words. So many promises. She’d heard it all before. It’d been a deciding factor to move to Victoria, over three thousand kilometres away. She didn’t want to hear his excuses anymore, but go on with life.

 

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Lexie took her cup of tea and sat on the front porch, enjoying the sunset across the ocean. It’d been an exhausting day. What had started as a simple walk through the forest turned out to be an adventure in many aspects. A smile tugged at her lips as she thought about her daughter at the animal shelter. Lexie had followed the park ranger all the way back into Beauty Bay and once they’d arrived at the shelter, he’d involved Zoe in every little step to get the joey settled. She chuckled at how much her girl had fussed. Her daughter’s eyes had lit up when seeing a couple of small kittens, and Lexie was proud of her how she’d handled them, as well as all the other animals she’d been introduced to.
And then there’d been the park ranger. Jesse. He’d been not only a wealth of knowledge, but he’d also been patient with her daughter, explaining, and showing her so many things. She liked him and despite her best intentions of staying away from men, she was looking forward to seeing him again the next day when she was going to drop Zoe off to help with the feeding.
She shook her head at herself, reminding herself that she’d landed in Beauty Bay because of her broken marriage. Her daughter and her job needed all her attention, not some very attractive park ranger.
Jesse.
What was his surname again?

 

 

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His mouth edged up when both females let out a big huff as they exited the car and stomped across the car park. There was nothing he could do. Unsure of how long the joey had been without food, he needed to make him his priority. He wrapped the small animal into the blanket again and placed him on the passenger seat before returning to his seat. He was about to close the car door when he heard Zoe.
“Mr Park Ranger,” she shouted from across the car park.
He got out again and strode towards her.
“Sorry to be a pain,” she said. “But we would like to follow you to the shelter if that’s okay.”
Looking past the girl, he saw her mother waiting at the car, but he was unable to interpret the expression on her face. Frustration about a hike gone wrong? Or pride for her daughter for caring so much? He sighed inwardly. It could be as simple as tiredness.
“Of course,” he finally replied. “I make sure I won’t lose you.”
“Thank you so much,” Zoe replied.
“You’re very welcome.”
He looked up at Lexie. A small smile spread across her face as she watched her daughter hopping back to the car. He assumed it was her relief of a day that had gone so bad turning into something good. When she met his gaze, his whole body went on alert and somewhere inside he appreciated the opportunity to spend more time with her.

 

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