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Mine: Chapter Nine by Cia Nordwell
“Let me find out what he knows,” Park said. “He’ll talk to me.”
“Is he a danger?” That was the biggest worry I had. I didn’t like this stranger showing up right after I found Kraig again. “I won’t tolerate any risk to the streak.”
“I don’t think so, but I’ll watch him closely.”
“Come over when you know more. I’m sure Kraig would like to spend more time with you. Tomorrow, though.” I was reining in my instincts as much as possible, but I chafed at the responsibilities taking me away from Kraig’s side. We deserved time together, but
Buy One, Get Two and Three: Chapter 24 by Carol Pedroso
Silas kneeled at Oliver’s feet and tried to make sense of his swirling thoughts. How could Toby say such things to Daniel? Toby knew most of what had happened to them at the hands of their so called guardian and the Master he sold them to. Silas was furious with his brother. Toby had been out of state somewhere—hell for all Silas and Daniel knew Toby could have been out of the country—and so Silas and Daniel had only had each other rely on.
Giving in to a sudden urge Silas tugged on Oliver’s pant leg.
Billy froze with his mouth open and a forkful of bacon in front of it. He turned slowly to look at me, eyes wide, a flush creeping over his cheekbones. “He what?”
“What did you say? To make him think that, I mean.” He lowered the fork of bacon back to his plate.
“Nothing!” I hissed. “I said I’m gay and he was on the point of telling me to give it to the male groupies instead. Bastard. So I told him I’m in a relationship. That’s it. He assumed it’s with you because I just started sleeping
A New Beginning: Part 1 by Johayan
The last words of his mother echoed in his ears – “You’re a coward. I’m very ashamed of you.”
He was waiting for his name to be called for his launch. The launch schedules had all been accelerated as the planet’s rotation has begun to destabilize. It wouldn’t be long before there wasn’t a planet left.
Suddenly, a robot voice called out his ID Number and name, “7-058 Obsidian Skye Taylor”
He stepped up to the counter and presented his ID card and put his hand into the biometric reader.
“Welcome 7-058. You will be briefed in room 19. Please proceed.”
Moving Forward #43 (10.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes
Moments later, Denver texted to say he’d be late getting to the pool, but he’d meet them up there. That settled it, as far as Marshall was concerned.
“I’m going to take out stuff down now and get it out of the way,” he said. “That way, we don’t have to worry about it later, and if we’re having fun, it’s not hanging over our heads. I don’t want to worry about having a few drinks because I need to do the laundry, you know?”
Lee couldn’t argue with that logic, but he didn’t seem happy about it nonetheless. “All right, but just drop it off and come right back,” he said.