There is a such thing as the perfect apology.
People make mistakes. In fiction and in real life. In Fighting Back, Lucas hurts Kylie. Not intentionally of course, but by overlooking and refusing to step back and see the truth in something.
Have you ever had someone hurt you and it felt as if you might never forgive them? Then they come in and say something so right. Their apology comes off as just darn perfect. So perfect in fact, that you have no option but to forgive them.
What did they say or do that made that happen for you? Are you too quit to forgive? Or do take some time to forgive?
One person who describes their personal, perfect apology will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.
For your reading pleasure, here’s a scene from Fighting Back when Lucas is late again for a date he’s already canceled before. Kylie is feeling like she isn’t that important to him, because he’s always canceling their dates.
Kylie stepped out of Holiday’s office door at the same time Lucas stepped into the cabin’s main door. He carried a bouquet of daisies and an expression that begged for forgiveness.
His eyes said he was sorry. His posture said he was sorry. His bad boy charm said he was sorry.
She was such a sucker for that charm—a sucker for Lucas.
“I know you’re mad.” He held out the yellow flowers and inched closer, cautiously optimistic and armed with male charisma. “And you probably want to kick my ass, and I’ll let you.” The slightest smile appeared on his lips, and he braved it by taking another step. “But you’ve got to forgive me.”
“Don’t do that,” she said.
“Do what?” he asked, now so close only the bunch of daises came between them.
Make it hard for me to talk about our issues. “Be cute.” She felt her anger evaporating.
“Oh.” He smiled in earnest. “I can’t help that. I was born cute. Just like you were born beautiful.”
He leaned in and brushed his lips against her forehead. The softest of kisses, the hardest kind to refuse.The easiest to get lost in. “Let’s go hiking.”
“I thought I was going to get to kick your ass?”
“You can.” His words came with a chuckle. “We hike for an hour. You kick my ass for an hour. We make out for an hour.”
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