Max joined him. “Hey, buddy, it’s ok. She’ll come around.”
“It was a thoughtless stupid remark. I just meant that without this assignment, I wouldn’t have met her.”
“You’ll have the opportunity to explain what you meant.”
“Sounds to me like she might be feeling a little insecure considering the circumstances, and a little nervous about where it’s heading and what might happen when the assignment is over,” he suggested thoughtfully.
“Yeah, I think I struck a nerve.”
“Yep, it’s out there.”
“Give it a rest for now and tackle it again when the time’s right because I’m pretty sure an opportunity will present itself.”
“Max. How the hell do you know if it’s right? I mean, I’ve never felt this way about a woman before. Or perhaps it was just an excuse not to get involved, you know, but with Maggy, it feels different.”
“You’ll know, believe me! When you realize she’s the one you want to wake up with every morning and go to bed with every night and you’re more concerned about her welfare than your own, then, I think you’ve got the one.”
“Is that how it is for you, Max?”
“Yeah, I guess it is,” he decided.
Cassy walked in on them and said, “Sorry to interrupt, but my drops are in the fridge.”