Amethyst loves music and enjoys hip-hop dancing to spice up her dull and dreary life.
But one evening on her way home from dance class, she hears a voice that drew her away from her route.Caught in the act of eavesdropping, her life is about to change in a way she has never foreseen.
David didn't quite know what to do with the beautiful trespasser, but when he learned that she was injured, taking care of her was the only solution.
Little did he suspect that she was about to take care of his lonely heart in return.
With Jeff leading the way, the two men quietly entered the room. David stood back and watched his brother with the young woman. Amethyst. A most unusual name. She looked even more fragile against the pale bed linen. More subdued. Perhaps still feeling the after-effects of the anesthesia.
“Hi,” Jeff said taking her healthy hand in his. “How are you feeling?”
She gave him a tired smile. “Thirsty.”
David spotted the glass with water and straw on the other side of the bed. He came closer and lifted it to her lips. The bed was already raised to make it easier.
“Here,” he said. “Drink slowly at first, okay?”
She turned her head towards him and blinked slowly as if to make sense of him. When she licked her dry lips and wrapped them around the straw he was holding, he felt a kick in his gut.
Maybe not for the first time, but now he couldn't help but see how beautiful she was. He reached out and gently put one hand over hers to help her hold the glass.
Her eyes smiled at him. They were still a little fuzzy after the operation. They were a deep blue and too large for her face.
Tim might have reported facts to them, but she was underweight and he would guess because she had skipped meals too often. He tightened his hand, making her eyes go wide.
“Sorry,” he said quietly. “Have you had enough?”
She let go of the straw. “Thanks.”
Somehow he thought she did that only because he asked, making him feel like a dog.
Jeff had been observing the other two in silence. He was sure that they had forgotten that he as there and it made him smile inside.
David was a hard nut to crack, and he had never seen him look at a woman the way he was doing now like he wanted to lock her up and keep her safe from all the bad things in this world. Their dad had been the same when it came to his family.
A loud noise broke the soft silence. David cursed under his breath. He put the glass on the bedside table and reached inside his pocket.
Judging by the look on his face, it was work matters.
Amethyst's eyes followed him out of the room before she remembered about Jeff.
She fiddled with the blanket. He smiled at her adorable embarrassment.
He touched her shoulder for a moment. “Hey, I know it's almost lunch, but I have a hankering for custard and ice cream. Would you like some too?”
The near desperate look he saw on her face, made his heart ache, but he decided to keep it light. “Since we own this place, the staff will give you anything you like, so what do you say?”
A smile lit up her face. “That would be nice.”
“I will be right back. Don't go away now.”
She laughed softly and shook her head. “I won't.”