“That’s stupid.” I winced. “Sorry. But it is. We’re in completely different worlds here.”
Her smile never broke despite my exclamation. “Which is why it will work. It’s like all those songs. I’m the gorgeous woman with a life plan of my own that has no interest in hockey or anything else Ryan likes frankly, but you - you’re on the team. He wants to open up his own restaurant, and you want to be chef. It’ll sound like the perfect match.”
“How did you -"
“I’m not an idiot, Beni. I did my research. I might’ve known your brother, but I didn’t know you, so I couldn’t be sure you were as kind as him,” Ariadne said, taking my hands in hers. “You’re a good person, and if it were...
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