As Josh soon discovered, the next steps were harder than he thought.
Josh had left Cor at the shop to be home in time to meet Kiera for dinner. He felt invigorated. Passing the estate homes on Cor's bike had inspired him—there was a lot of potential in his business. I just have to get out there and go for it, he thought.
He'd planned to tell Kiera everything over dinner, but when he walked in, she said offhandedly as she bustled around the kitchen, “I see the Haltons are selling.”
Josh was sure he detected some sarcasm in her voice, and so he'd told her a short version of the story of his day. He downplayed the problems at work and didn't mention Amy, either. He wasn't lying, but he just wasn't sure quite how to explain Cor and Amy. He wasn't even sure he could explain it to himself. It was difficult to articulate the strange calm he felt when he was around them, mixed with an empowering sense that he could do anything. Anything, that is, but explain it to Kiera. He went to bed that night feeling strangely uneasy. His unease only worsened when Kiera came to bed without even saying goodnight.
Nonetheless, the next morning he had awoken at dawn, newly inspired, and set out for the office early, ready to take on the world. Having committed a week to Cor and Amy, he knew he didn't have many hours left for work. It was time to knuckle down. No sleeping in.
For the first time in many months, his drive to the office was pleasant. The abundance of Amy Deerham ...