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“Are you always this calm?” Even as I asked the question, I was pushing away from the table to pace the room. As big as it was, I could only manage a few paces in each direction and that wasn’t enough.
“Yes.” Garjah set down his knife and watched me. “Staying calm is essential in high stress situations.”
I ran a hand through my hair. “Basically your whole job.”
He inclined his head. “A lot of the time, yes. My mission is to keep everyone safe, but I feel different toward you.”
Of course that was stressful. I’m an alien.
Phases of Moon: Part 82 by J. Alan Veerkamp
Despite it all, Sawyer couldn’t help being enthralled by Maddie. Young and vibrant again, he wondered if this was the woman she once was before giving up her wolf. Did that choice leave her bitter and unforgiving of the world? She’d always been maternal, holding him close—sometimes too close—but Maddie’s motives had always been to provide the best for Sawyer while not drawing an excessive amount of attention to herself. She wanted her way, yet pursued it with discretion. This look into the woman she might have once been left Sawyer with so many questions.
Super Trooper #61 (14.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes
Only a few more days until Chan’s birthday. Evan was pleased at how well his plans were progressing. He took advantage of times when he worked nights and was home during the day to continue his cooking lessons with Laksha. He enjoyed her company, and had learned a lot about her in the time they spent together. She was very intelligent, an avid reader. Someday she wanted to work in the Tucker Falls library and work with children, so they would enjoy reading too. No wonder Chan was so proud of her. Evan was too.