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Chapter 514 of Book 3 is in the queue

November 16, 2018
Posted at 6:51 pm
 

This week with Arlene and Jeff:

...Locking eyes with Diana, Kei continued, "Di, would…"

The Clan Queen reached to put her hand on top of Kei's just as Jeff had a few minutes earlier. "You don't have to ask. I'll be glad to go with you."

"As will Kayla, Arlene and I," Jeff added.

"Thank you," Kei quietly said. "You do not know how good it feels to realize that I have someone on my side…"

"Who loves you," Diana whispered into her ear as she reached to hug the small woman.

"What time?" Jeff asked to change the subject a bit.

"Early, I'm afraid. Nine O'clock. My attorney has something already scheduled for later, so that is the only time he has available for several days. The others have agreed, also."

"Money talks," Diana mouthed to her husband when Kei was looking toward someone else...

Have a goodun;

Roust

Chapter 513 of Book 3 is in the queue

November 9, 2018
Posted at 12:38 pm
 

This week with Arlene and Jeff:

...As they entered the store, Kei briefly wondered how much she would have left in her accounts once the divorce was finalized and she was rid of her husband, but then she realized everything would be totaled after the house (she couldn't think of it as a home anymore) was sold and their debts paid off. I'll be completely free of him after that.

With the thought came a warming in her heart as an image of Jeff's smiling face seemed almost to surround her, the image so intense that she stumbled slightly. Instantly, Tosha's hand shot out to steady the smaller woman.

"You okay?" Tosha asked, concerned.

Kei felt her face get warm and knew she was blushing intensely. "Uh, I just realized that I was probably going to be free soon, maybe very soon, and I will no longer have an overbearing husband from whom I have to ask permission before doing the most mundane things."

"And…" Tosha prompted with a grin.

"Uh, that is all," Kei denied

"Bullshit, Girl. That was love written all over your face. I think you just fully realized that you were going to be the Colonel's next wife," Tosha teased while loving Kei's precise speech, her perfect enunciation, her habit of never using contractions and even her erect posture...

Have a goodun;

Roust

Chapter 512 of Book 3 is in the queue

November 2, 2018
Posted at 10:14 am
 

This week with Arlene and Jeff:

..."Jeff," Morales said, his voice changing. "You know all about me, and you know that I can't repay you for any of this." As Jeff started to speak, Morales motioned for him to wait. "We never had much. Oh, Mom worked all the time, but, well, we had some hard times, but I never stole anything. Nothing. I worked my ass off until I got in with Mr. Mazarella. I was loyal to him, and that loyalty got my ass into deep trouble. But Jeff, I…"

"I know where you're going with this…"

"Let me finish, Jeff, please. It's hard for me to accept all that you and your family have already done for me - for us. And that us is the only reason that I can accept anything from you or anyone else. Because of Jas, I have to. If it were not for her, I wouldn't have accepted all that you have already given us. But she deserves far more than I will ever be able to give, or provide for her. Understand that - please. Even though I'm a lifer here on this… planet, I still have some pride. I haven't earned this," he said motioning to the pallets of equipment, nor all the other things that you've brought us and done for us. But she's a good woman who, for some reason, loves me. She gradually insinuated herself into my life, and before I knew it, we were a team - at least according to her. And… although my feelings don't count, I feel the same way. I love her with all my being, but this… this charity hurts. Not just that you are giving us things, but that I can't provide for her. But Jeff, that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate it more than I can say. Thank you."

Jeff was quiet for a moment, his expression odd, that expression slowly morphing into a big grin, but before Morales could take offence. "No. No. It's not what you think," the Prime said as he reached out a hand to touch Morales' shoulder. "For the first time - just now - I felt you." As Morales began to frown, Jeff went on, but this time quietly as he spaced his words out for emphasis. "I felt another Alpha."

Morales just stared at him.

"Welcome to the Matthews Clan, Brother," the Prime said, his voice now strong as he offered his hand...

Have a goodun;

Roust

Chapter 511 of Book 3 is in the queue

October 26, 2018
Posted at 7:32 am
 

This week with Arlene and Jeff:

...Forty-five minutes later, Tosha saw Kei's client apparently signing a contract. They shook hands, and Tosha hurried to unlock the door before the man exited Kei's office. Kei and her client walked to the door and said their goodbyes. As soon as he had gone, Kei locked the door from the inside and turned to Tosha. "I saw the locksmith. Is he gone already?"

Tosha just smiled and handed the new keys to Kei.

"Oh," Kei responded. "He certainly changed the locks in a hurry."

"He didn't change them. He just rekeyed them. No use throwing perfectly good locks away."

Kei smiled at Tosha. "If you didn't already have a job, I would hire you." Then with a giggle, "My client even said you were a very busy employee."

Kei's expression suddenly changed. "How did you manage to talk the locksmith into charging to a company he had never worked for before?"

Tosha chuckled. "I didn't. I paid for it with one of the charge cards Colonel Matthews allows us to use for emergency expenses," she said as she handed Kei the receipt. "And before you comment on the cost, much of it was a tip for 'expedited service.' I've already made a copy for my Sergeant."

Kei checked the total. "It does not seem that exorbitant and is certainly worth the cost to have the building quickly secured against my husband. I assume that I should see Mr. Matthews about repaying this?"

Tosha grinned at Kei. "I hope I'm not out of line by saying this, but from the tone of my orders, I seriously doubt your money will spend with Colonel Matthews' family."

While they had been talking, they had walked back down the hall and were standing near Kei's office. Suddenly, there was a continuous and very loud rapping on the glass of the front door. When they spun to look, it was an older oriental man striking the door with a long, straight cane. Kei hissed in a breath. "Oh, no."...

Have a goodun;

Roust

Chapter 510 of Book 3 is in the queue

October 19, 2018
Posted at 10:07 am
Updated: October 19, 2018 - 1:27 pm
 

This week with Arlene and Jeff:

...Suddenly, a look of exasperation formed on her face. Turning toward the center of the cave where she hoped at least one of the cameras was positioned, she said in a much louder voice, "We need privacy, and I hope you will cease your recordings until breakfast tomorrow morning."

Neither could see the nearly invisible cameras, but Jasmine respected General Whitworth, believed him, and was almost certain the cameras would respond appropriately.

"Do you think they will?" Morales asked.

Jasmine sighed. "I have never heard anything derogatory said about either the Colonel or the General, well, other than an occasional gripe about an assignment or something like that. You can expect both of them to keep their word, and the General says the cameras' AI stops their recording well before we go to bed, nor do they record anything to do with nudity. I'm going to take him at his word."

With a grin, she put both of her hands on the back of Morales' neck, pulled herself against his chest, and hungrily kissed him. Within seconds, she felt a growing bulge pressing against her belly....

Have a goodun;

Roust