Dakota had talked to Owen about Andy needing to be around people who were not family. The talk had gone better than she had anticipated. Now their son was working at the local coffee shop.
Andy liked his job. His co-workers were really nice and helpful. He really liked Keioki Kwan. He thought she was sweet and cute. He liked going to work normally, but he liked it even more when he knew she was going to also be working.
He had told his father’s about Keioki. His papa and Kyle both told him to ask her out. His dad told him to find out more about her first. He knew his dad still wanted to protect him. He also knew his dad was right. He didn’t know much about her.
He watched her waiting on a few customers.
“You’re staring again.”
Andy knew his face was probably bright red. “I’m sorry. I just wanted to ask you something.”
He almost chickened out.
“Would yo like to go to a movie with me?”
“I can’t. I don’t think my boyfriend would approve.”
He was glad it was the end of his shift. He was able to get out of there and go home. Staying at work would be too awkward.
His grandmother was sitting in the living room when he got home. She looked up at him when he walked in.
“Hi, Darling. How was work?”
He sat down beside her. “I asked Keioki out.”
“How did that go?”
“She has a boyfriend.”
Raelyn could see how sad her grandson looked. “I’m sorry, darling. If she is the girl you are destined to be with, it will happen.”
She thought about the days growing up when she was waiting for Zaiden. Some days she didn’t think it would ever happen. After it did, she was happier than she had ever imagined being.
“You will find the girl for you. You are still young. There is still plenty of time.”
Andy hugged his grandmother. “Thank you, Grandma.”