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Leap of Faith is positively leaping ahead and close enough that I can see the end. Or maybe that’s wishful thinking. I’ve certainly spent a lot of time and effort snarling the plot up, only to find now that I’m struggling to unravel it all. Just desserts, I suppose.
In last week’s snip, Kieran was struggling to come to terms with a case that had ended badly, and Joel eventually dragged him out of the house to meet up with their team, reminding them all that there was a quieter, less violent side to life. And now we see the two at the end of their afternoon, on the way home:
“You were right,” Kieran said when he and Joel had waved goodbye to the others and headed toward Joel’s home, where Kieran had left his car.
“I’m always right,” Joel quipped as expected, but then he softened his voice. “About what, precisely?”
“Just being there doesn’t make it any better, or easier, or less tragic.”
It was an old discussion they’d had one night, when Kieran had told him a little about the case that had claimed his partner’s life. Joel walked closer and nudged Kieran’s shoulder with his own. “And then again,” he said very quietly, letting his own scars show for a heartbeat or two. “Sometimes it does.”
Have a lovely weekend everyone – I’m headed off to pay homage to The Boss at Wembley Stadium tomorrow, and I’m all excited about it! 🙂