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Pretty Boy 5 by Elyzabeth M VaLey
“Make it go away,” Jay whispered against his lips. “Make it stop.” He pressed his mouth against Josh’s one more time. “I need this desperate ache to end.”
Josh avoided the other man’s gaze. “I can’t do anything, Jay.” He sighed. “The only way it will stop is if we’re together.”
“Then tonight, my place.” Jay placed a finger under his chin and gently lifted Josh’s head. “Eight o’clock.”
“I won’t take no for an answer, Josh. I’ll see you tonight.”
Jay’s blue eyes bore into his, demanding he accept the invitation.
“All right,” Josh said.
Moving Forward #49 (12.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes
Despite his excitement at going to a nude beach, Marshall was concerned that there might be too many people to actually take their clothes off comfortably. But once they arrived at Salomon Bay Beach, Marshall realized they’d gotten lucky—the beach was almost deserted. Just one other couple, and they were already packing up to leave. Most tourists were probably discouraged by the mile long hike to reach the beach, along the Lind Point Trail, which began at the Visitor’s Center. Marshall hadn’t been exactly enamored of it himself, but it was worth it to have this measure of privacy in such a beautiful setting.
Lee had tendered an invitation to Denver and Dustin that morning, and both men had accepted, once Lee assured Denver that everything was cool, and they were willing to let bygones be bygones.
Roaring took over for the shout. When I burst through the door, knocking it off the top hinge so it slammed into the wall at a crooked angle, Kraig was crouched on the bed. His eyes were glowing, but there was no recognition in them. I stared in shock.
The marks on his neck and face were rippling as his muscles writhed under his skin, almost like something was trying to get out.
Buy One, Get Two and Three, Chapter 28 by Carol Pedroso
Silas left Anna’s office and stormed down the street as fast as he could. He didn’t know where he was heading, as long as it was as far away from that meddling woman as possible.
How dare she! How dare she say it was okay he wanted the pain! How dare she say he should accept himself as he was! He was a freak! Plain and simple!
When he was finally tired of walking he found a small coffee shop and slipped into a quiet corner with a mocha latte.
Resolution: Part 2 by Ravon Silvius
Lysand rode to a stop at the gates to the talentless city, his horse flicking its ears nervously. A large dog with a bright white pelt barked, and recognition dawned. He had known that hound when it was a pup.
“It’s me, Liro! It’s Lysand!”
Silence reigned from the watchtower, before someone’s voice boomed. “Lysand?”
“Wait there!” someone else called. A whistle pierced the night air. Soon enough, a form emerged from the watchtower, jogging over to where Lysand sat atop his horse. The man was dressed in slacks and a ragged coat, a long gun strapped to his back. His dog loped by his side.
“Lysand, it is you! You left a year ago!” Liro stopped a few paces away. “What…what are you doing here?”
Evans Woodworking: Chapter 32 by Jim Dunaway
“I gave you the HIV vaccine and cure while you were sleeping.”
Ethan absentmindedly touched the shoulder where he received the injection. He sank into the nearest chair, stunned. “How could you have done that? It hasn’t been invented yet. They just started working on it, after finding some ̶ what did they call it ̶ protein markers or something like that in my blood.”
“I may get into serious trouble telling you this, but those strange protein markers came from the injections I gave you.”
“That… that… that’s not possible.” Ethan said, his head starting to spin.