Empathy in the PPNW #3
"Will you marry me?" Mel asks, making Gwen suspect maybe his presence has finally given her an aneurism. Of course she won't, she thinks, before he offers her the most delicious cupcake she's ever eaten.
Hang on, she reconsiders, maybe this could work.
Mel's not completely sure it can work either, but he's got a problem that Gwen seems unusually suited to solving. There's a shady marriage counselor that bears investigating and seeing as how Gwen's a therapist herself—and an empath—her help could be just what Mel needs.
The only downside for them both is that, despite no longer totally hating each other's guts, now they've got to play nice. Not completely nice, luckily; no couple goes to counseling because they get along too well.
Gwen always knew spending a week with Mel would nearly kill her.