Melody met a handsome man on the dock when she hoped to go for a short row to clear her mind after the threatening letter she received. The legal missive told her that Levi was going to take back the house and boat via court.
Surprised to see a man where she suspected none. She found herself drawn to the charming man until she spotted the same slate colored eyes her benefactor had. In fact, the stranger bore several traits that reminded her of Roy McDaniel. She realized she was standing a foot away from the man who wanted to see her in court.
The Inheritance, Part 6
Melody looked at his outstretched hand and took a step back. Something inside her urged her to take his hand. She probably would if he were someone else. Being a strong robust female, as Roy like to call her whenever she swung him up out of his wheelchair, had advantages. Even though she initially though Levi would push her out of the boat if he knew who she was, he’d have a hard time doing so. Playing football with the neighborhood boys when she was younger not only made her tough, but also willing to use any underhanded methods to secure the ball.
A boy who cried foul when she bested him ended up ridiculed by his teammates. The brighter fellows soon learn to avoid her sharp elbows, gouging fingers and troublesome knees. Confusion sent Levi’s eyebrows winging upward at her refusal. His outstretched hand fell abruptly by his side.
Melody felt guilty rejecting the man, despite knowing who he was. An attractive man on the right side of forty flirting with her was not an everyday occurrence. Biting her bottom lip, she tried to think of an excuse. “Can’t today, I need to go pick up my dog.”
Disbelief flickered in his eyes, but he chose not to call her on it. “Okay. If you change your mind, you have a rain check.” He smiled again, causing his tanned skin to crinkle attractively around his eyes. Her heart gave a little jump as she turned to walk off the dock.
It was better this way. A trip across the water would give him time to work his charm on her. She’d be offering the house and rowboat with both hands. No sir, she needed it more than he did.
His voice interrupted her thoughts. “What’s your name?”
She kept walking, pretending not to hear.