Goal: External: Stay clear of heroine until she leaves. Internal: He wants to be dependable and give his niece a good home.
Motivation: External: Heroine’s the reason his sister went off the rails, she’s going back to NY. Internal: He loves Brooke, he doesn’t know how to show it, wants her to have better than he had and what her mom had for her.
Conflict: External: Brooke is getting attached to heroine, he’s very attracted to heroine. Internal: He needs to let go of past hurts and open his heart.