With each passing moment spent in Cassandra's company, Simon was becoming increasingly convinced that he might be in grave danger. Danger, that is, of falling irrevocably in love with her, which would be most inconvenient at the present time. Medical school and the pressures inherent with it do not leave much time for romance. He honestly couldn't say, however, he'd ever known anyone he liked so well on so little acquaintance as he did this funny little girl, who was an odd and delightful mixture of wit, intelligence, naivete and childish resignation.
Cassandra reminded him of someone...someone sweet and delicate, yet strong in character, infinitely amusing and...holy crap! He gazed at her as the realization hit him like a force of nature. She reminded him of Violet! He was more like his father than he thought, but did that follow that Simon was also in danger of ending up a lovelorn fool like his father? God help him!