Taking Chances Page-72

Taking Chances

The davis twins series

I was shocked that Courtney and Joe had talked about the possibility of a relationship and was slightly hurt that Court hadn’t mentioned it to me. How could she think of herself as unworthy of being happy? What kind of demons was she carrying around with her? When she returned to our table, I weighed my words carefully before saying, “Sweetie, I don’t care if you want to be with Joe, or with someone else, or with no one. I just want you to be happy.” She smiled, so I continued, “You are a wonderful person, and you deserve happiness. I hope that you are able to find peace with yourself because you shouldn’t be carrying this heavy burden. If you aren’t able to talk to me about it, maybe we should get you an appointment with a professional.” “A shrink?” Courtney snorted. “Been there, done that. It didn’t work for me.” At my concerned look, she continued, “I’ll be fine. I just have some things from my past that I’m not proud of. I need to work through them in my own way and in my own time.” “In other words, you want me to butt-out.” I smiled to let her know I wasn’t angry. “You take your time. I’m always here for you if you need anything. You know that, right?” “Same goes for you, Sister. Hug it out?” Court stood and extended her arms to me. “That is soooo hot, but a kiss would really seal the deal for me,” Joe said near our ears as we hugged, ending the sweet moment. Court balled her napkin and threw it at him as he swaggered away with a big smile on his face. I shook my head with an exasperated, “Men!”