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Garret Farm: Part 23 by J Ray Lamb
Colin sat down to eat with the rest of the crew. Everyone was in a good mood which clashed with his own bitchy mood and frustration with Murphy.
After the past few months of wild and crazy sex, his being given the commissary managers position, and sleeping with Murphy, he felt settled in to the farm and had a incipient relationship with Murphy.
Now, everyone was sitting here around the table as if nothing had changed on the farm. Perhaps nothing had changed, but to Colin everything had changed. Did he want to keep the commissary manager position?
Rose and Thorne 6 #11 (3.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes
As we entered the Hamilton Arms, I found myself filled with conflicting emotions—a mixture of anger and apprehension. I couldn’t help but remember the last time we’d had to take up residence at this hotel, just last year, as well as the reason for our being there—namely, to satisfy the self-serving whims of a very spoiled and entitled actress. Even after all this time, simply hearing the name Caroline St. Clair was enough to set me off. Not surprising considering all the shit she pulled or tried to pull on us, including her misguided attempt to claim Ethan as her own. Despite all that, we’d managed to come through everything relatively unscathed. Plus we had a new friend to show for the experience
“This is not the path you were expected to take.” Mother folded her hands tight. She moved toward a set of benches along the path. I followed in her wake, much like my father and I had always done. Father didn’t really seem bothered by it; he was often more involved in his research and lab work. Mother did the bulk of their networking, but she banked on the name.
Probably why she resented his name being bandied about by those in charge. He’d been named for his great-grandfather who’d famously saved an entire continent after he came up with