Patty was suddenly taken by a vision of someone standing in the distance, just staring at her.
It was Trent Leary, standing there, watching Patty in the early morning Texas heat.
Patty marched up to the young lawyer with her eyes slanted, ready for a fight.
“I thought I told you not to come back here,” said Patty.
“Whoa, whoa!” exclaimed Trent with a grin. “I’m not here as a lawyer today.”
“What do you want then?” questioned Patty.
Trent drew a deep breath and slowly let it out.
“Okay, here’s the thing,” he explained. “Normally, I’d never be this persistent, even for a client like Berns and Stein.”
“Okay,” said Patty, waiting for Trent to make his point.
“Okay,” he continued nervously. “The reason I keep coming back here, knowing that you’d say no every time, is because I like you.”
Patty was speechless for the second time in two days.
“I’m not saying this to get anything from you,” Trent continued. “I’ve just been interested in you ever since Berns and Stein first sent me to make you an offer. I just can’t live with myself if I don’t ask you out.”
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