My name is Yancey Giddon.
Come in, Connie, and meet my new boss, Yancey Giddon.
"Yancey," he interrupted sharply.
Well... Yancey, maybe you're the one I should be careful about.
The next morning she paused at her door when she heard Yancey talking to someone.
Waiting until Yancey disappeared down the path, she walked over to the desk.
Yancey walked in as she was setting the table.
And yet, Yancey had mentioned cocaine in his telephone conversation.
The conversation obviously upset Yancey, but he didn't seem to be concerned that a stranger was listening.
Yancey cleared his throat, and Lisa stared down at her hands.
Yancey lifted Lisa from the counter and helped her into a chair.
Anyway, I was lucky it was a low cliff and that Yancey found me before a bear did.
Yancey stepped through the door with his arms full of groceries and Lisa didn't miss the warning look he shot his mother.
Yancey, help her into the other room and make her get that foot up for the evening.
Lisa put up a hand as Yancey started toward her.
Yancey rolled his eyes at his mother and turned his palms up to God.
Lisa glanced down the hallway, but Yancey was still in Tammy's room.
Did Valorie discover that Yancey was involved with drugs?
I tried to warn Yancey before they were married, but he wouldn't listen.
In any case, Yancey didn't seem to be all that determined to avoid a relationship.
Yancey was working over some papers.
She glanced up at Yancey, who was lounging against a tree watching her.
Yancey looked down at her as he helped her from the ATV.
She was facing Len, but kept Yancey in view.
Len glanced at Yancey uncertainly and then shifted his attention back to her.
He glanced nervously at Yancey, who was still glaring at Lisa.
She glanced at Yancey, who was watching her with a confused expression.
She didn't look at Yancey when they left.
She hesitated a moment, wanting to tell him, but thinking she would be betraying Yancey if she did so.
If Howard had not been able to find anything on Yancey, it was probably because there was nothing to tell.
Connie would have told Len about the fact that Yancey didn't want to give her his phone number.
Yancey was alone in the kitchen.
An hour later she was pushing a pizza in the oven when Yancey walked in.
It was a few minutes before she became aware that Yancey was watching her.
Yancey noticed the movement and followed her gaze to the man.
Yancey put his glass down and stood, moving around the table to take her by the arm.
Yancey swirled her around and leaned his head down, speaking in a low voice.
All else aside, would she want to marry a man like Yancey – so moody and secretive?
Yancey was an attentive date, always knowing exactly what to say and do.
Remembering Len's suggestion that he might be in a witness protection program, she wondered if that innocent kiss might have ultimately put Yancey in danger.
The thought must have occurred to Yancey as well, and he reassured Tammy in a voice choked with suppressed humor.
Maybe Yancey would be more careful in the future about using the threat of bears as a method of keeping Lisa away from that building.
The smell of coffee brought Yancey back into the room a little later.
Lisa filled a cup for each of them, but Yancey wasn't interested.
Why would Yancey have a dummy mail box?
Yancey eyed her blue sundress critically.
Yancey cleared his throat.
Yancey gave her a stern look.
"Yancey," he corrected, "and I didn't know it was a secret."
The only person who didn't view her as a sitter or maid was Yancey, and his viewpoint was as a lover.