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Skin Deep #325


Beth immediately burst into tears. Rufus would have loved to have hugged her, but it wasn't in the plan.

Instead, he said softly, "I think little Reuben needs a hug!"

Beth just nodded. So did she, but it wasn't to be.

Rufus then produced a man's gold ring and handed it to her.

"This won't make anything better I'm sure, but it's for little Reuben when he gets a bit older. I found it a few weeks ago and have no use for it. Here, take it."

Hesitantly, Beth took it.. With a final glance, Rufus rose and walked away.

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