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Fortitude: Part Thirty-six by Cia Nordwell
“You seriously want us to wait for them to force us into the king’s palace?” Teddy asked. “That sounds dangerous. We’d be under guard.”
“Not necessarily. It is unlikely they would transport you as prisoners, so the king will likely manufacture some sort of need for you to come to him, to allay suspicions. Once you’re there, then you sneak off—”
“Just like that? We lose whoever our guide is, all the guards that are always there, and traipse around looking for a way down to what must be a hidden area under the palace?” I shook my head.
At Full Speed #16 by Chris T. Kat
When Jake woke up, the room was dipped in shadows. For the first time in forever, that fact didn’t send him into a turmoil of emotions. Instead he listened to his body, the way it moved slightly up and down where it rested on Bruce’s chest.
Jake stretched his legs before he carefully rolled on his stomach. Strands of hair fell into his eyes as he propped himself up on Bruce’s solid rib cage. He couldn’t help the smile that tugged at his lips. Bruce was still here. From the look of it, he hadn’t moved a single bit for hell knows how long.
Evans Woodworking: Chapter 8 by Jim Dunaway
Grateful to be out of the hospital after a prolonged stay, Ethan slowly got out of Chris’s car. Moving slowly and walking with a weird gait, he ascended the steps and opened the door to his house. Entering the living room, the first thing he saw was a huge banner that said “Welcome home Ethan.” Looking around the room he saw all of his friends and a couple of his repeat customers, some crying tears of joy and relief that he was alive and on the mend.
Tears were flowing freely at this demonstration of love and friendship.
Don’t Look Back #52 (10.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes
The next time Rhonda knocked on their door, they were ready for her.
Several days had passed since her first intrusion, but Marshall knew she hadn’t left the area. He caught glimpses of the bedraggled travel trailer as it cruised by their house at odd hours, probably waiting for Lee to not be there. That wasn’t happening.
Roy reasoned they couldn’t be staying in Burnham, but he suspected they might be squatting somewhere in the area, living out of the trailer. He’d put out some feelers and was waiting to hear back from a few people, so they’d have a better idea where they stood with regard to the law.
Will’s brain shut down at Foster’s request. Had he heard correctly? Foster was asking permission to kiss him? No man had ever asked before. For anything. Sex for Will was fucking, and did not involve kissing. It was a quick and dirty affair, where consent was implied.
Foster rubbed his stubbled cheek against Will’s, bringing him back to the present. “Are you with me, big guy? I was just asking for a simple kiss.”
And suddenly Will knew the meaning of that ridiculous saying “has the cat got your tongue?” Cause Luna sure must have his. There was no other…
Let Me In: Chapter 18 by Carol Pedroso
Cade waited while Louis was escorted out by a very excited Carly. Once he was gone he turned his attention to the Council members.
“Let me make this clear right now. If anyone has a problem with me they’d better bring to me personally. If I find out anyone has been saying or doing anything behind my back I will find them and I will speak to them, and I won’t vouch for what form I’ll be in when I do it.
“Of course, if I hear of anyone giving my mate a hard time I will ensure they are taught a lesson that they may or may not survive.