31. Tough Love
After she mocked his hypochondria, Daphne hugged Derek The Dying Man. At first he didn’t put his arms around her, but she held on until he did.
“I hate you,” Derek said, smiling and looking down on Daphne.
“Love you,” she said. “Sometimes I’m a little tough on you ‘cause I hate how you make yourself miserable worrying about silly things. Now let me go. People will think we’re a couple. I’m way out of your league.”
Today I won’t forget the love if I have to be tough.
Time for a Change ©2017 by Ken Montrose
Time for a Change is a work of fiction. Any similarity between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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