Writing the past calms me down, oddly. Fitting all the memories into place. So please excuse me if I stupidly hit publish halfway through a post because I get surprised by the fire boy. That post will hit the front page eventually but only when I'm finished it.
He turned down your request for Jake to come here?
(Lochlan has a soft spot for Jake. Bought him real steel-toed boots when he was doing construction for Sam. Kept him out of trouble when Keith was determined to find some the first summer they came up.)
Oddly, I agree with him.
Please explain why?
He's young, good-looking and you guys get along a little too well. I don't need that on top of everything else.
(Or he had a soft spot, I guess.)