It's Not Puppy Love 4More Like This
Once inside Mr. Gold approached the counter. Ruby was behind it adding things to a jar. "Hello Ruby, how are you?" Gold asked casually. The two of them had become kinder to each other since they both cared about Belle, and Ruby had helped him those two times.
"Hello Mr. Gold. I'm good. What can I get for you?" Ruby replied just as casually.
"Two hamburgers, ice tea, and coffee." Gold said still smiling slightly.
"Took you long enough," she teased with a big grin. Gold's brow raised as he waited for her to elaborate. "She was waiting for you. I tried making her one last week, and she said 'no'."
"Yes, time did get away from me unfortunately." He returned, placing both hands on his cane handle.
"Well, you're a busy man." Ruby said making the drinks.
"It's no excuse. I should have at least made sure she was getting on well enough. " He said seriously. "Though she's yet to leave my mind." He muttered lowly, more to himself than her.
Ruby looked at him a little surprised by his compassion.