63. Worth the Effort
Sheila was speechless at first. She kissed Mikey and put her head on his shoulder. Finally she said, "I love you and I'm proud of you."
Mikey had expected her to say 'damn right you're going,' or 'it's about time.' "You're proud of me?' he asked. "I made an ass of myself, ran up five grand in fines and lawyer fees with more to come, and did seventy-five hundred dollars of damage to the Ford. What would I have to do for you to be ashamed of me?"
"I'm proud because you're doing something about it. No matter what happens I want you to know I appreciate the effort."
Today I will let someone know I appreciate his or her effort.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
Other works by Ken Montrose are available at: http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Montrose/e/B001K8MG0S