A sweet tidbit from the Captain’s Rose . . .
While Timothy suspected that Jayce’s love affair
with liquor was little more than a childish attempt to hide from painful
affections long past, he feared that his cousin’s drunkenness would eventually
land him into trouble that could not be sweet-talked away. Therefore, Timothy
had charged himself with the sole occupation of being Jayce Buchanan’s shadow.
But then, they had been practically inseparable from the nursery. His mother had
once commented that they were like David and Jonathon in the Bible, and she had
often rehearsed a particular passage of scripture that she was fond of for that
very reason. The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan
loved him as his own soul . . . Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because
he loved him as his own soul. And Timothy couldn’t deny his own sentiment on the
matter. He truly did feel as if he and Jayce were of one soul—if he could only
get his cousin to stop drinking!