Casey could only hope that time would ease the pain. Falling in love with Flint McCallister had been a cruel twist of fate.
It was ironic, actually, because Casey initially hadn't wanted Flint to manage the ranch. Her hostility had been obvious. Now here she was contemplating life without Flint as though it were the end of the world.
For Flint had made his feelings perfectly clear when he said "Casey, can't you get it through your head that I Don't want you here!"