Heart of Stone
𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘢 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦. Benson Bexley always had a heart of stone. Apparently nothing changes. When he returns home after a decade gone, I recognize him right away. How could I forget him? He’s the same cocky flirt who slid dirty poetry to me in art class. With the same stone-cold stare that shielded his soul from the world. And that same sharp-edged jaw that cut straight through my heart like a dagger. Fortunately, this time I see right through his arrogant charm. Even better, he doesn’t remember who I am. And I have no intention of reminding him. After all, it’s only a matter of time until his nomadic life takes him away again. When his poetic charm strikes again, I play along. But maybe it's time he got a taste of his own medicine.