Hopeless Cases

100 words about a car mechanic with a big heart
photo prompt for FFfAW 51 by Albert (more stories here)

‘Think you can fix it?’

Suz laughs.

‘It’s got plants growing out of it, darlin’.’

His shoulders slump.

Suz looks at the guy. She kinda likes his face. But why does he need a car mechanic to tell him this is hopeless?

‘Why’s the rust-bucket so important to you?’

He disappears underneath and Suz doesn’t expect an answer.

‘My grandfather restored it when he was my age. He’s stuck in his past, reliving his young guy days. I tracked the car down because I thought if he saw it again, it might help.’

Suz sighs.

‘Alright. I’ll work some magic.’