Chapter 30

Keelan Turns out my taking-my-bags-to-Haven’s gesture didn’t turn out quite as planned. I was back to living at Basil’s. This time, however, Haven seemed to have sort-of moved in too. Not that he actually moved anything more than a duffle bag into the house, but he hadn’t really gone home either. It seemed I wasContinue reading “Chapter 30”

Chapter 29

Haven It hadn’t been a good day. First had been the fight with Keelan, followed by news from Alex that AJ hadn’t been able to do anything for Peter. And then Victor Sinclair had shown up and been less than helpful having no useful information on top of asserting his intention to sue the departmentContinue reading “Chapter 29”

Chapter 28

Keelan “I can’t believe you’re helping Murrell, you know he’s dangerous.” Haven’s nostrils flared angrily. The others had gone inside and the neighbors had been shooed off, but we’d still walked nearly to the back of the property by the tree line for some privacy. I looked up into the trees as if hoping aContinue reading “Chapter 28”

Chapter 27

Haven I’d offered to take Keelan home as soon as I was disconnected from Raiden, dropping the rope in the storage tub where it would somehow tangle itself with the others again. You couldn’t just memorize the order for next time as the ropes, like angel statues in my brother’s favorite tv show, seemed toContinue reading “Chapter 27”

Chapter 26

Keelan There was about a month or so between Rayen and my pregnancies, but she was at least as big as me. When I’d asked her about it she’d told me you start to show earlier after your first because your muscles have already been stretched. I just took another bite of cheesecake. “Oh, thatContinue reading “Chapter 26”

Chapter 25

Haven Peter Sinclair had been found by a windtech checking on the turbines at the wind farm this morning, a mere week after Murrell’s release. Peter had been unconscious, but neither the EMTs nor the hospital staff had been able to wake him. I’d even called on AJ to see if there was anything heContinue reading “Chapter 25”

Chapter 24

Keelan I had my own stool behind the counter at the Daily Grind now. I refused to use it on principal. Most of the time. I wasn’t above using it to gain sympathy points or to annoy irritating customers. We have a good staff, trained to make the best coffee. Or at least the bestContinue reading “Chapter 24”

Chapter 23

Haven “Oh, he’s definitely not dead.” The way Murrell lounged made it seem as though he were simply relaxing at a friend’s house, not quite at home but with people he knew wouldn’t or couldn’t hurt him. I ground my teeth. “How do you know?” Alex asked from his seat beside me. Alex was moreContinue reading “Chapter 23”

Chapter 22

Keelan “But-” Alex started. “He’s dead,” Haven finished for him. “He is?” I was stunned. If he was dead than I’d been freaking out over nothing. Except it wasn’t nothing. There were still bodies. On the other hand, I hadn’t heard anything about them being burned or having white phosphorous poisoning. I still didn’t buyContinue reading “Chapter 22”

Chapter 20

Keelan “Oh my gawd, I’m so nervous,” Nita paced back and forth in one of pair of closed pavilions set up for the brides. They’d decided to have their wedding in the meadow furthest south on the reservation. There was a slight rise in the center that was popular for stargazing and for weddings. AlthoughContinue reading “Chapter 20”