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Adrift: Chapter 40 by J. Alan Veerkamp
“You are to be interviewed as soon as possible.”
“I see,” Captain said. He stood ramrod straight. The alien in front of us with the line of guards blocking the exit ramp of our ship was tall with a large head topped with a dome of purple scales, and all the swirling patches on his clothes made him look very important.
“The prisoners?” he asked. His voice hissed on the end of the word, and the multiple nostrils on the end of his protruding snout snapped shut to cut off the sound.
“Ready for transfer.” Deke and his small team
Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 21.1 by Carol Pedroso
“Where do you need me?” Tristan yelled as soon as he spotted Patrick.
“Protect Fran and the other children. They are in the main meeting room.”
“On it.” He feinted right and stunned a vampire trying to creep up on Patrick, before spinning and taking off down the next hallway.
He ran as fast as he could while sending stunning spells at anyone not wearing a glowing blue armband. He sent a thank you to anyone listening that Kitryn had suggested everyone wear something to identify them as friends. With so many elders either in residence or expected, there were a lot of strangers running around fighting.
In Pieces #52 (12.6) by Julie Lynn Hayes
“C’mon, Abs, it was just a joke,” Brandon continued to protest. “Baby, I’ll apologize to them. It’s no big deal, honestly. Okay, guys?” He took a tentative step toward her, then another toward Ryan and Ben, only stopping when she raised her fist again.
“A joke? You call what you said a joke?” Abby repeated in disbelief. “You’re unbelievable, Brandon. And you’re a complete asshole. I want you to go. As in now.”