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Jaiden parked her car at her duplex and hobbled on crutches along the path to her steps. The set of four stairs to her front door had her groaning about the days she would be on crutches. But staring at the stairs wouldn’t get her out of the rain storm that hadn’t let up. She tucked the crutches under her left arm and grasped the handrail with her right.

door knobAfter taking a deep breath, she hopped on to the first step on her right foot. The jostling of her injured ankle only throbbed for a second and she was ready to tackle the next one. Another hop and she made it to the next riser. That wasn’t so bad. Two more to go. She’d contemplate the stairs to her second floor bedroom later. She could crawl up them. No one would see her.

Before she could jump to the next stair, the front door of the next apartment popped open and her neighbor rushed out. Harris was a nice guy about her age. Friendly, but not in a creepy way for a neighbor. Quiet, except for when his friends joined him for college football games on Saturdays. Single and attractive, but in a wouldn’t he be great for someone else king of way.

“What happened?” he asked as he shoved his shoulder under her arm and boosted her up the last two stairs. Despite his lanky frame, he was strong enough to boost her up the stairs. Wrapping her arm around his shoulders felt decidedly less safe than Marshall’s muscled shoulders.

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  1. Flossie Benton Rogers · ·

    Great scene. Her pain was so well described that I could feel it. He’s gallant, and I find him very intriguing. Maybe she will too!

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    1. We shall see. 🙂

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  2. I like the last sentence, but wonder how much importance the neighbour will play in the future. Nice snippet.

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    1. He’s definitely going to be around…

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  3. Great scene./ Having twisted more than one ankle in my day, I know exactly how she feels.

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  4. I like where this is headed, specially the line “…wouldn’t he be great for someone else, kind of way.” Seems that attraction is going to creep in when she’s not looking. Vivid writing, as usual. I can practically feel her discomfort and pain.

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    1. Thanks! Harris is definitely going to be around for a while.

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  5. You did a great job describe the pain she was in walking up the stairs. Now the neighbor, I’m wondering if he is a possible love interest.

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    1. Thanks! It will be interesting to see what happens with Harris.

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  6. What a great scene!

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  7. I can totally relate to the ankle pain! Been there, done that too many times to count and you did a great job describing the issues. AND I love the line about nice but not creepy. Jillian

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