Killian “Hook” Jones is NASCAR’s bad boy, who is forced to do some
community service to clean up his act. Emma Swan is the counselor at
the local Children’s shelter who is done with men and relationships
after her latest in a long stream of nightmares.
Thanks to @spartanguard for betaing this chapter. You are awesome my dear!
The week after dinner with her family had been crazy. She was working long hours at the shelter, and he was at the shop or out doing car tests all day. Both were so exhausted that when he’d call to tell her he was heading back, she told him just to head home, as she was already heading to bed.
The first two nights he let it go, hearing the exhaustion in her voice. Wednesday night when she did the same, he was starting to worry. Had he made a wrong impression with her brother? He thought it had gone well. Has he done something wrong? He wasn’t sure what to think, but not seeing her at all for three days and only brief phone calls and text messages was driving him crazy.
So he made a decision. It was Thursday evening and this time he wasn’t going to call and ask. He stopped and grabbed Chinese food and then drove over to her place after leaving the shop. He needed to know what was wrong, and he wasn’t leaving without an answer.