Stutter(Bleeding Hearts Book 2)(89)

By: A. Zavarelli

But they lived in unison inside of me, just as they did in Ryland. Just as they did in everybody, really. The light and darkness were always there if you really stopped to look.

“Mama?” Jake tugged on my shirt to get my attention. “Can I stay with Aunt Nicole and Uncle Matt tonight?”

Nicole beamed the same way she always did whenever Jake looked her way. His looks and charm were all Ryland, with the bonus of a cute little dimple in his cheek.

Matt looked like he was about to panic, and I shot him a reassuring glance.

“Not tonight, buddy,” I scooped him up onto my lap. “We have a special surprise tonight.”

“We do?” Jake asked excitedly.

Ryland and I both looked at each other and laughed as Nicole pouted.

She didn’t know it yet, but the surprise was really for her. Because tonight was the night Matt was finally going to propose.