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Edge of Thorns 2 - Pt 16Part 16
I'm probably going to regret this later, but she is right...
Nathan still frowned and rubbed his neck. "I guess so," he admitted. "I probably could use the back up, but..."
"Great," Enya said with a smirk and a satisfied nod. "Because if you had said no, I was going to chew you out and help anyway. Better that you just agree with me."
Despite his apprehensiveness, Nathan still laughed at that. "If it means avoiding an argument, then yeah, probably."
"Did I miss anything exciting?" Alton returned to his guests, standing beside the table with his hands folded in front of him. While they both shook their heads, Enya eased the cat off her lap and stood up from the table, bouncing beside him and wrapping her arms around his shoulders.
"Didn't miss a thing, Al, though I was wondering what we're going to do now. It's still raining and I sure as hell don't feel like going home yet."
"What time is it anyway?" Nathan glanced down at his watch. It was almost eight o'c
Edge of Thorns 2 - Pt 15Part 15
I really should get to writing... but...
Nathan started down the sidewalk, hoping he could beat the storm as heat lightning flashed across the sky. He closed his eyes, counting out loud to settle his nerves until he heard the thunder again.
"One... two... three... four... five... six... seven..."
"Seven," he muttered, shivering. "How appropriate." Rain began to fall lightly, and Nathan's pace increased with his pulse. As the storm drew closer, he knew that it had been the wiser option to turn towards Alton's shop instead of heading home. By the time the rain was falling in a steady stream, and his count between lighting and thunder had dropped to one, he had reached the storefront. Alton had just walked to the front to turn the OPEN sign to CLOSED when he saw him, and opened the door instead.
"What are you doing out this late?" the bookseller asked with a half-smile of amusement, letting Nathan in before locking the door. "I wou
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