But one look at Wildcard’s face, and he knew there was trouble. Problem? he signaled.Wildcard responded with an obscene gesture that more than conveyed his opinion that not only was this a problem, but it was a big problem….”Okay”. That was not anywhere near the complete reaming Muldoon imagined “We’ll take a different route down.””We could”, Wildcard agreed. “But they’ve got a prisoner..”Oh man, that hurt. Dream op to nightmare…Muldoon gritted his teeth and considered his options.”Holy fuck”, Wildcard said. “When I tell you that a stupid ass French photog is going to turn this perfect op into a total clusterfuck, what you say sir, is ‘Oh, holy fuck’. If this isn’t the time to use your full adult vocabulary, Lieutenant, I honestly don’t know what is”.
Oh, I’m joining you,” he murmured, a seductive note in his voice.But the timing was all wrong. For once she wished she understood the opposite sex more. What was he doing? She’d already told him he could come on the op with her. Her nipples tightened and her body hummed with a strange anticipation as he lightly held her wrists in both hands, his thumbs rubbing her inner wrist in small circles. She started to pull back and he let go of one of her wrists. As she pushed out a sigh of relief, the feel of cold steel skimmed her skin just as the soft snick of handcuffs clicked into place.
Kevin looks at me and I know he isn’t seeing the little girl I use to be, all pigtails and gangly limbs. He isn’t seeing my mother’s daughter or even my mother anymore. As his eyes linger over me, stopping here and there in the most uncomfortable places, I know he isn’t really even seeing me as I am. The bloodshot eyes staring out of the alcohol-flushed face are seeing a girl, nearly of age, who owes him a tremendous debt of gratitude.--Rocky Evans