Giddon lifted a brow at Lisa.
If I could use your phone, Mrs. Giddon, I'll see if I can find someone to come get me.
Giddon was watching her intently.
Giddon held his hands out and the toddler hurled herself into his arms.
Giddon indicated the couch.
Giddon glanced at her sharply over the top of the paper.
Giddon put his daughter to bed and then left the house.
Maybe Sarah or Giddon would take her to the little country store where the dirt road joined the highway.
Giddon and his daughter were already seated.
Surely it couldn't be as bad as Giddon had indicated.
Giddon was silent, giving all his attention to his food, but Tammy watched Lisa with interest, twirling her fork in her eggs and squirming in her chair.
Giddon turned his attention to Lisa.
Sarah waved a hand at Lisa, watching Giddon intently.
Giddon stood, cramming his hands into the pockets of his jeans as he frowned down at Lisa.
A four wheel ATV was parked next to the porch and Giddon stepped over it, seating himself as he turned the key.
Apparently this was a favorite haunt for Giddon... and how many others?
Giddon swung his arm out and pointed to a patch of flowers.
Giddon exclaimed sharply and clawed a spider web from his face.
Giddon paused at a mud hole and pointed at a track.
After what seemed like hours of traveling down trails that were little more than rockslides, Giddon stopped the ATV and shut off the engine.
Giddon returned, his expression guarded.
She paused for no more than a few moments, but apparently Giddon hadn't heard.
They finally reached the creek, where Giddon stopped long enough to scoop her into his arms.
She stumbled as she dismounted from the ATV and Giddon reached out to help her.
Giddon reached the door before she did and opened it for her, his smile wry.
By that time the Giddon family would have felt the need to feed her two more times.
After a startled look at Lisa, she turned on Giddon, a frown wrinkling her forehead.
My car was burned out, but Mr. Giddon found my purse.
Sarah gave Giddon a stern look and then returned her attention to Lisa.
Lisa brushed past Giddon without looking at him.
As if she hadn't been a burden in enough ways, now she had Mrs. Giddon upset with him.
Giddon eyed her long hair thoughtfully, but said nothing.
After they finished eating, Giddon rose from his chair.
Giddon shrugged, that intense topaz gaze shifting to his feet.
Lisa glanced up to find Giddon watching them thoughtfully.
In fact, Giddon was actually pleasant and entertaining.
Still, working for Giddon would be a challenge.
By the time she reached the front room, Giddon had answered the door.
Giddon returned to his place on the couch, his eyes twinkling with humor and the slightest suggestion of a smile playing at the corners of his mouth.
But when she asked Giddon to give Connie his phone number, he looked suspiciously from one of them to the other.
Giddon rolled his eyes and waved a hand.
At the car, Connie hugged Lisa while Giddon impatiently held the car door open for her.
Giddon closed the door, and Lisa waved to Connie as he walked around the front of the car.
Sarah met them at the door, her puzzled gaze going from Giddon to Lisa.
Giddon removed the suitcases from his car and joined them at the door.
She threw Giddon an exasperated look.
"You have one now," Giddon interrupted solemnly.
Had Giddon overstepped his authority?
Did she think Giddon had other reasons for bringing a young girl into the house?
If Giddon had any such plans, he would soon find they were futile.