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Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 1.2 by Carol Pedroso
A pained whimper snapped Simon’s attention away from the hiding cubs and back to the adult. Now he took more notice he saw the adult held one paw off the floor.
He moved closer slowly and started to hum a tune his mother had used on their farm to calm the animals when they were nervous.
The cat watched his every move but didn’t seem like it was going to pounce and rip him apart. Simon reached out for the affected paw, still humming.
“Let me look. Come on sweet thing. I may be able to help.”
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“Do you think you are ready?”
My stomach grumbled. “If nothing else, I have to eat.”
Lakshou smiled. “A very apt observation. And your energy is much calmer now. Just remember, no one in the crew wishes to hurt you. You are safe now, and no one will do anything to you without your permission.”
“I’ll try.” I took a breath and blew away the tension starting to build inside me. My shoulders dropped; I hadn’t even realized I’d started to curl in on myself again. “Okay. Ready.”
The door whooshed open, and I hesitated before following Lakshou out. The
The Sheriff #39 (10.2)
Was he dreaming or did Melvyn just offer him an actual office? Roy found himself at a loss for words, something he wasn’t accustomed to. Which is probably what made the mayor start laughing.
“Took you by surprise, did I, Roy?”
“Well, yeah.” Roy found his tongue at last. “I never expected to hear those words, to be honest.”
“Between you and me, I wasn’t sure it would ever happen, either. Burnham’s a small town. We don’t exactly have a large tax base or anything. Not like Tucker Falls. But we do okay for ourselves.”