“Are you sure you don’t want to take my truck?” Jaxson asked as he strolled over.
“Absolutely. This baby was meant for the highway.”
He lifted an eyebrow at me. “You sure about that? Because I’m not confident it’ll make it out of Chicago.”
We climbed in, and I turned the key in the ignition. The engine rumbled to life, and I smiled, feeling perfectly content.
“My father enchanted this car. It could make it to Colorado with only one wheel and no engine.”
As I pulled out of the side alley, Sam slipped outside and waved. “I don’t care how much fun you’re having, don’t forget to come home! We need you here!”
I waved back as a deep, warm glow rose in me. I had so many things I never knew I needed: dear friends who understood me, a loving family, and a place to call home.
Don’t forget me, Wolfie chirped.
Never. We’ve got everything we never knew we needed.
“You know, it’s funny,” Jaxson said as he looked out his window.
He wore the most contented smile I’d ever seen him have. “How everything comes full circle in the end. A month ago, you ditched Belmont and came to Magic Side just to get away from me. And here we are together, heading back out of town in your Fury.”
I smiled as I turned down the Diagonal and headed west. It was noon, and the sun was overhead. Not quite “driving into the sunset,” as Casey had suggested, but it was good enough for me.
Excitement thrummed within every inch of my body, and my fingers twitched.
“The fates are funny, aren’t they?” I said, and leaned over to quickly kiss him. “I wonder what they’ll have in store for our next adventure?”