The Most Important Things
At first Derek didn’t know what to do with Romy. She was this tiny, squirming, pink thing that he had no idea how to read. But she was also his niece, and the only thing he had left in the world. He thought about giving her up and going back to California, but the thought of being so close to the place where his family had once been so alive hurt him, and so did the thought of letting her go. And so, in Chicago he stayed, and the Hills were forgotten. He didn’t want to go back. And no one came looking for him anyway.
- Part 1 of The Most Important Things
“Wow, Derek Hale talking about tutus. I’m hallucinating, right?”
“Nope,” Derek turned his head slightly, to regard him, “Single parent syndrome.”
“My dad tried to take me shoe shopping when I was twelve. Melissa ended up doing it for him.”
“I’m a pro at shoe shopping,” Derek admitted, scanning the letter again.
- Part 2 of The Most Important Things