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Phases of Moon: Part 72 by J. Alan Veerkamp
Sawyer reached back and gripped Jimmy’s arm, interrupting Dr. Adams to stop his mate’s growling. Now was poor timing for possessive territory gestures. “Ex-wife.”
Well fed, pale, and gray hair thinning, the older doctor’s gaze flickered to Sawyer’s hand on Jimmy. A new century or not, the area was conservative enough to remind Sawyer how some people reacted to men together, so he let go and regretted it at once. Dr. Adams continued, but the judgmental undertone colored the conversation. Jimmy remained silent, allowing Sawyer to handle the details.
“Yes… Excuse me…
I should be protesting. I’d done almost nothing but argue with Garjah since I’d met him. Even our civil exchanges were usually punctuated with quips and sarcasm. He had dry humor and rarely took offense to my snark. But it was taking everything in me not to look down at my missing hand and lose my shit.Bouncer slunk beside us, his gaze taking in everything and everyone who crossed our path. It wasn’t doing anything to endear him to the crew, but Garjah just snapped at the others and they flattened against the walls of the corridors and out
Super Trooper #56 (13.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes
After breakfast, Chan volunteered to do the dishes. Only fair, since Evan had cooked. Even so, Evan insisted on helping, so they worked together in a companionable silence, the only sound that of the running water, and the dishes Evan dried and put up.
Laksha had carefully cleaned Madhu’s face and hands then instructed Kamal to make his bed. When he protested that it was Saturday, his day off, she gave him a look and he grumblingly did as she asked. Chan had to stifle a laugh. Maybe she was acting like his mother instead of his sister, but he had the feeling she felt better for doing so. He wasn’t about to tell her not to.