XXVI Alternate Ending/Bonus Chap! LI. Scars and Souvenirs

By all accounts, they shouldn't work. He's loud, she's quiet. He's boisterous, she's reserved. Their first attempt at a romance bordered on catastrophe.

She knows it shouldn't work. She knows. But every time she has her doubts, he leans in close and brushes his lips against her cheek, and she knows that against all odds, against all logic, they work perfectly.