Struggling young songwriter from the "Fool in Love!" story of comic book Young Romance vol. 5, no. 7 (March 1952). He's from a small Kansas town, and now trying to make it in New York City.
Song publishers Wyatt and Long want to buy his song "My Ever-Lovin' Daisy," and partner Phil Long gets his secretary Celia Hendrix to pretend to be sweet on him to get him to sign. She actually falls for him, and writes up a contract that gives Cross 50%. For a minute it looks like her bosses are going to fire her, but they grudgingly sign. She quits to be Cross's wife and manager.