The Boss Vol. 6By: Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott
Just like I was hers.
But there was someone I had to thank first.
I bent to pick up a tiny purple wildflower that was stretching around a rock, searching for the sun.
Gently, Grace touched the petals. “Purple was Gram’s favorite color.”
“I know.” I kissed the flower and lifted it toward the house on the cliff. “I’ll take good care of your girl, Annabelle. I promise.”
Without looking at Grace, I tossed the tiny flower into the ocean.
She leaned against my chest and pressed a kiss against my throat. “I’m going to take care of you too.”
“Oh, I expect so.”
She laughed and glanced up at me, her eyes full of the ocean and the sun and more happiness than I’d ever hoped to find. “I love you, Blake.”
“Almost as much as I love you, Grace.” I touched her lips. “Love remains. Don’t ever forget that.”
Eyes glistening, she shook her head. “I won’t.”
I slid my arm around her waist and lowered my head to hers. “Let’s go home.”