“From that point on, he only had one goal: to be whatever Sophie needed. Not the hero. Not the one taking charge of everything. Just a guy ready to listen and help and be there for her. A friend. Until she was ready for more.”
The Keefe Short Story is a short story from Keefe's point of view that was part of the Barnes & Noble Special Edition of Nightfall. It's primarily composed of dialogue between Ro and Keefe. The dialogue mainly centers on Keefe's healing process after his sparring match with King Dimitar, with Elwin and Ro as side characters. It shows Keefe trying to escape to help his friends, as well as teasing from Ro about his crush on Sophie.
Day 3: Keefe sends Ro to Candleshade find Lady Gisela's hidden artifacts from the Neverseen on the condition that she can destroy things there, knowing that it is his only way to make it up to Sophie while in bed rest.
Day 6: Keefe figures out one way of piecing together the Archetype key, although it is learned later in Book 6: Nightfall that it was not the correct way. He vows to be whatever Sophie needs from that point on.