Alpha & Omega
After the “deadly” encounter with Nate Havisham in a mock dog-fight, Adelie Klaiber doesn’t think she’ll see him again anytime soon, but fate strikes and she has to save his life for real.
Adelie runs into Nate again and discovers that he’s not half the bad boy Leslie coloured him to be. Nate on the other hand find himself falling for her more and more. After a particular long afternoon in the library, he shows her a magical place and they have a little picnic, until fate strikes again, and this time Adelie needs the rescueing. Will Nate step up to be the hero she needs?
Adelie repays her debts with offering Nate her washing machine, after he shows up with lemonade at her place to check up on her. They agree to meet the next day to see if a new soda shop is worth the buzz, and learn more about each other. She’s not the kind of baroness Nate thought she’d be.
Nate feels he has to make up for the way other cadets treat Adelie solely because she’s a woman. He invites her to ride a motorcycle with him, and go and watch the sun set over Meadow Junction. Up on Bunker Hill the past eventually interferes with the present and Adelie discovers that she likes Nate’s particular style of first aid for damsels in tears.
The disrespect some show towards Adelie pushes Nate to violence. Adelie doesn’t approve but still feels herself drawn to his battered state then she thought she’d be. Being forced to fly a mission together, they discover that they actually work quite well as a team, to the others’ dismay.
Over the course of the summer, Nate and Adelie form a deep friendship on the brink of being a lot more than just that. Eventually they need to come clear with their past, to not endanger a future together. But they must also address their feelings towards each other, which is indefinitely harder than acknowledging past heartache.