He frowned. "Bought?"
"I meant brought. I always get those wrong."
"Oh. What was it?"
"When Dad died, she was lost. She needed company, someone to care for, someone to boss around..."
"She was good at that!"
A tear sprang from her eye. "She needed someone to share her life and her home. You gave her that."
"Listen, I...." he began.
"Don't," she interrupted. "I'm here to say thanks. Mum died happy. She knew she was loved. Even if we fell out now and then, I'm proud to call you my stepdad."
This is entry in this week's 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups over at Julia's Place
The prompt this week was "... you bought her what.."