“Wil, I’m really worried about him.”
“He’ll be all right. Ben’s a fighter and he’s been a Marine a long time. Little thing like being love sick won’t kill him.”
Matilda couldn’t tell if he was serious or not. Taken at face value, it was horribly callous thing to say. She hit him on the arm as hard as she could.
Wil grabbed his arm, frowning at her. “Dammit, baby, that hurt!”
Her penetrating glare turned cold her, dark eyes flashing angrily.
“What did I do?”
“Of all the heartless things to say, Wilhelm VanLipsig! Can’t you see the man is in love? How would you feel if you were here and I was back on Aolani?”
Wil blinked at her, puzzled. “Ben’s always been such a player. It didn’t occur to me that he could really be hooked this time.”
“Maybe he thought the same thing about you.”
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