His lips covered hers in a long warm kiss that left her short of breath.
His laugh was short and humorless.
After what seemed like a short wait, they boarded another plane.
Katie's laugh was short and humorless.
He didn't bring it up again - not even when Jonathan was unable to get his short arm into a comfortable position to play the guitar.
Yet it was a short period of time for so much to have happened to them.
His laugh was sudden and short, engaging the dimple.
The trip to the airport and the flight to Illinois were both uneventful, the hotel accommodations better than they could have expected on such short notice.
The grass had been mown short for about five feet on either side of the narrow drive, and a tangle of underbrush and trees lay beyond... freedom, or a barrier?
Dad had taken a short cut then.
His laugh was short and harsh.
In short, she had a cushion job.
The shadow made her long legs look short.
He hadn't discouraged the short telephone calls with Connie on his phone.
A short walk up the road uncovered another mailbox.
Even she would have had trouble working with something so little, but his big hands dispensed with the job in short order.
Sarah glanced up with a short laugh.
His stunt tonight was nothing short of jealousy.
It was intended as a short kiss, but it didn't work out that way.
That still left her a good five inches short of his six-foot-two.
As they climbed out of the car, a screen door squealed on the front porch and a short stocky man emerged, running a hand through graying hair.
She was miserably sore - and from such a short ride.
She squirmed from his arms; her breath coming in short gasps.
I have plans too, you know - and they don't include dropping out three months short of graduation.
We're short handed so you wind up taking care of your own team and wagon.
Life's too short as it is.
She stopped short at the wagon.
He carried it a short distance from the others and dropped it to the sand.
His breath suddenly changed to short bursts.
The ride turned out to be short.
He led her down a short hallway and opened the first door.
She had a short career as a writer.
She cut her explanation off short as Cade pulled into the drive.
It was in her mind to tell Claudette to take a long walk off a short pier, but a cool voice interrupted them at that moment.
A short pause, then: Of course, it's your decision.
I just need a short break.
I'm sorry to have missed act one, but I promise a short intermission before I give act two a try.
It's only a short hop.
Hard life is a short life, for most folks around here.
Martha quickly explained, leaving Quinn's short fuse unlit.
Anywhere, in the short term?
Naw. I'm a short timer with mostly circulars on my desk.
Martha made the call, saying she thought she saw a girl taking a short cut across the pond.
We haven't discussed giving it up; only taking a short leave to have our baby.
It was a short distance from Surry Mountain Lake and park, and about seven mile from our recently established office in town.
He would fly to Los Angeles, then transfer for the short hop north to Santa Barbara.
The authorities were most sympathetic and cautioned me against taking short cuts when parking in the city at night.
I'm in another country, if only for a short while to see if the pickings here are to my liking.
She may be out of the loop for a short time.
Mr. Thomas Morley was admitted with a gunshot wound to his leg, sustained, according to him, when he was mugged in an alley while taking a short cut to his car.
Any conversations I had with Martha were short, bordering on abrupt.
I couldn't believe Howie would turn off the power for what was supposed to be a short trip.
Next I was shown a photograph of a chubby cheeked man about forty, with short hair and a six o'clock shadow.
"I'm sorry Martha missed her aunt's service but flying on short notice is iffy," I added.
One of the Keene campgrounds proved to be a mobile home park with no short term visitors.
I had opted to skip the short flight to Santa Barbara as Betsy, the seasoned traveler, had no difficulty renting a car and maneuvering the traffic to pick me up at LAX.
The woman is a feisty one but her daughter is such a beauty I'm obliged to keep mommy alive for at least a short time until we are locked in the privacy of my refuge.
I closed my eyes and swallowed my sobs on the short trip to the police facility.
She felt his body heat from the short distance between them and recognized his scent from the sheets.
Jonathan, Jonny for short.
It was too short for her to see clearly, and she crossed to the mirror on the other side of the room.
She looked up at Darian a short distance away, watching his dark-light power streak around the room.
The drive home was too short, and she reached the large manor at noon.
"Some of us are," Damian countered, impressed by how far the youth had come in so short a time.
Jule lay on the ground a short distance away.
The familiar path down the coastline passed the Cliffs of Moher and continued for a short distance.
There were few things in life she was certain about, and one of them was that she'd felt safer with Jule during their short time together than she ever did with her father.
As she hopped the short distance from rocks to the ground leading up to the compound, she caught the silhouettes of two men against the cloudy sky.
Lacy wore a skirt too short and tight for office wear, but when you're the boss … "I noticed you've been taking a lot of sick time lately," Lacy said as Sofia entered the room.
To the three of them, the drastic changes that occurred over such a short time span after thousands of years of no change were a warning sign.
I'm short, but I'll send you a couple on loan.
Several more men entered the library, all staring at her in nothing short of total surprise.
Nothing short of miraculous!
A short time later, she sagged against the toilet, ignoring Pierre as he tsked and held her hair.
Her breaths came in short gasps, but she refused to back down.
His gaze was direct, just short of demanding.
Her chest was tight and her breath short, but she knew there was one way to find out what happened to Damian.
"No. Even in human time, his suffering will be short but it will be very bad for him until it ends," the Watcher replied.
Just under six feet tall, wide-shouldered and lean, Darkyn's youthful appearance was framed by short, dark hair.
She didn't recognize them from her short stay there.
Even for a short time to try to relax.
The crack of the wooden door registered a short second before his hand gripped her throat.
A short time later, when she was too exhausted to move, she lay still and silent on her side.
She crossed the short distance to her mate and paused in front of him, breathing in his dark scent.
Unlike Darkyn, whose hair was short, Zamon's long hair was captured in a braid.
Poor Martha lacked even a minimal paper trail on her short, disjointed life.
Martha didn't answer but after a short time she asked to be excused.
Bird Song's managerial pair tried to present a breakfast happy face over coffee cake and muffins, but their efforts continued to fall short as they waited for Martha to make an appearance.
The inn, not large by city standards, was constantly in need of attention, especially in this, the short but hectic high season.
Paulette Dawkins was a short but massive chunk of good living who didn't know how to dress.
He knew Cynthia wanted to update him on her talk with Martha, but both realized time was short as they planned to take Martha to dinner for her last night under Bird Song's wing.
After a short wait, the four were seated in a booth and began to work on chips and salsa as the adults ordered drinks.
Your bosom buddy Jake's on a short leave.
It was the short haul that needed work.
Dean acknowledged he was still there and started to make an excuse for Cynthia's exit but Randy cut him short.
Cynthia asked, cutting the game short as Mrs. Lincoln leaped into her lap, purring like a buzz saw.
He turned and without hesitation, began the short ascent to the mine without even inquiring about directions.
There remained a short but muddy and drenching hike, only partially covered by the inadequate umbrella.
After the requisite comments on the beauties of Ouray and the surrounding mountains, Faust explained he was from California, here on business—for a short stay, he added.
I would have called you in to talk with her but she cut the conversation short.
David Dean was hanging patriotic bunting by dawn's early light when Cynthia finished setting out the usual assortment of pastries for the guests and joined her husband for the short walk to the Community Center.
I was checking out a point guard who proved to be too short.
"Best we could do on short notice," Fred yelled over the wailing blast of the fire engine's siren ahead of them.
The Deans drove the short distance to the Beaumont to pick up their guest, who was standing outside at the curb waiting for them.
I have few opportunities like this and the season is so short.
He began first a short ascent, then a drop to a sharp curve he nearly missed, causing him to reduce his speed further.
You don't print up those signs and take out newspaper ads on that short notice.
Her side of the conversation consisted of a short series of no's.
Dean's victory was short lived.
Dean left Bird Song on foot, passing up the temptation to drive his Jeep the short distance to the Main Street delicatessen.
But his trip was of short duration.
"The whole clan is on short notice," Dean said.
It was dark as he peddled, headlamp on, down the side streets of the now-quiet town and out the back road the short distance to Lydia's place.
She took short breaths, as if it hurt to talk.
Look Jake, you're a short timer.
She was enthralled with the lengthy explanation and they were surprised in the telling how much had happened in the short time she was away.
Towels were in short supply, rooms needed quick cleaning, and Cynthia, Maria, and Dean had their hands full.
Life is too short to spend it with repetition of old dreams that never happened.
Short, dark hair framed a face with plain features that showed the signs of a lifetime of battle.
Landon waited for him a short distance away.
Her fingers ran through his short hair.
Any pain she caused was going to be short lived and quickly fixed, when she revealed herself to Gabriel once more and told him they could be together.
Deidre crossed the short distance to her mate and paused in front of him.
A teenage girl with a scarred face framed by short dark hair and tiny fangs marking her as a demoness trailed her.
The suit jacket had not been altered to accommodate Jonathan's short arms.
For her, the last fourteen months had been nothing short of heaven on earth.
And yet, in spite of her comment about only being there for a short time, Lori came back several times to visit Destiny.
He cut her scream short with a wet kiss planted over her lips.
Lori's laugh was short and humorless.
Short of fighting him off as she would an attacker, there was nothing she could do but submit.
He typed a short sentence, and then stopped.
Because I was short with you?
"No," Gerald answered with a short laugh.
Entertained by her pep talk with the flowers, Deidre reached her towering apartment building a short time later and paused to collect the mail.
Life's too short to waste a night like this.
Her time was too short to turn away a tall, dark, handsome, intriguing, dangerous stranger she met on the beach in the moonlight who smelled good.
Within a short distance.
Gabriel stood a short distance away.
His tone was matter-of-fact, his answers short.
Crossing through, she emerged outside, in the forest, a short distance outside the low walls around the massive fortress.
The brothers were standing beside each other a short distance away.
She was too short.
He strode through more corridors than she was able to count, down several flights of stairs and finally to a short, dead end hallway with a ceiling that towered ten stories above.
Andre was dressed in cashmere and wool, his hair kept short and neat, his loafers more expensive than Kris's conference room had cost to build.
The voice sounded like the sultry growl of a woman, but it had short hair and no breasts.
She swung the boulder up, ducking as it slapped the side of the cliff just short of the ledge and fell back to her.
She rested on her back for a short time before forcing herself up to sit up and look around.
They were in a burnt-out room…with the Arc de Triomphe a short distance away.
She wrote Kris a short message and folded the paper, presenting it to Gabriel.
His conversation was short and curt before he tossed it.
He trailed Kiki out of the castle to the boulders a short distance from the walls.
Hannah returned a short time later, the only thing that interrupted Giovanni's ramblings.
The distance to the beach was short in her dream, her body full of fear and adrenaline.
She paused a short distance from him, sensing something wrong.
She rubbed the lumpy scar on her arm, her attention caught by the sight of a jaguar dropping from a tree branch to the edge of the park and the forest a short distance away.
Wings, short fur, fangs the size of her forearm … she moved farther into the bathroom, lest she draw his attention.
His long wings beat the air as he rose, and it took him a short two minutes to soar over the castle.
She walked the short distance into the house and down the hallway, stopping when she reached the doorway.
And your time is running short.
She was pacing the hall in front of the dining area when Hannah emerged a short time later carrying a large tote.
The tallest looked a great deal like Andre, the deceased Immortal she.d met a short time before he was killed.
He.d sensed Katie.s appearance in the castle a short time ago and had avoided going directly to her, for fear he wasn.t quite ready to say what he needed to.
A lot has changed in so short a time.
The window of her weakness was short, only a week in mortals. time, but long enough for him to act.
He moved a short distance away to more level ground and lowered himself into a fighting stance.
She doubted the back way was more dangerous than a short cut.
She trailed her fingers down a wall, smiling when she saw soft glimmers light up beneath her touch, trail her fingers a short distance, and blink out.
They stopped a short time later and surrounded a metal door.
The two women had just called her short and fat.
She thinks everyone here views her as short and fat.
They waited a short time longer before the prisoner shifted to rise.
He stood a short distance from her, watching her intently.
His lifemate's expressive eyes prevented her from appearing composed; she had looked either frightened or confused during their short interaction.
The youngest skittered away in excitement, crowding each other and whispering a short distance away.
They walked a short distance to an open atrium in the center of the house, complete with a small oasis rising up from white stone and curved benches.
Kiera would never agree to marry someone in so short of a time, but to agree in any amount of time to a man as lethal in appearance as this?
She imagined the conversation was nothing short of torture for a warrior.
There was a short silence.
When she could focus again, she stopped short.
In the short time since he left, she had forgotten how buff he was.
The short time together had been enough to remind her just how strong the bond was between them.
He approached and stood a short distance behind her, watching once more.
He gave Talal a short bow she took as dismissal, then waited for her to pad out of sight.
He stood outside a closed door down a short hallway lined with warriors.
The sun brightened up the studio a short time later, her reminder it was time for her midmorning walk.
Dean started to protest but his wife began carrying the packed ornaments from the room and asked in her sweetest tone if he could remove the now-dried Christmas tree and finish a short list of Bird Song chores she'd drawn up earlier.
I'm far too short myself or I'd try it on.
And there are 'teddy' guys, you know, guys who drool over those short little outfits that leave nothing to the imagination.
He kissed Cynthia good-bye and strolled the sun-lit streets the short distance to Sheriff Jake Weller's office behind the courthouse.
However, winter locked the mountain jeep roads beneath yards of snow for all but a few short summer weeks.
The foursome rode the gondola the short distance down from the parking area to the central village complex, with Donnie looking down, wide-eyed from the swinging car.
He then added, "But when your sister was so snooty about the coins and other items and short changed Fred O'Connor, we decided to keep the notebook."
A short distance further, he was surprised for the second time when he caught sight of Janet O'Brien.
And just where was Mrs. Dean when Jerome found himself on the short end of a cut rope?
Not only was he miffed at Weller's attitude, but at the short length of his own fuse.
Give me your short list.
Here's my short list Fred, for what it's worth.
"I'll put her on my middle list, not the short one," he grumbled.
Sheet-covered, her remains lay in Dean's office, only feet from where she had lain naked against him so short a time before.
"We've got a inn to run," Cynthia said as she hugged his arm for the short drive home.
He himself could have cut the rope—the short end they found tied up top— set up a second rappel at a nearby spot and gone down on it.
Dean knew he was being foolish beyond any measure of reason to venture even the short distance that would allow him to see beyond the overhang.
"Shipton!" he continued to yell as he paid out more of the line, moving down the short but near-vertical slope of snow-covered rock, his eyes fixed above on the receding bank of trees and safety.
Shipton cut a short section of rope and left it up there so it would look like someone cut it when he was part way to the bottom.
She also said you were lovers for a short time many years ago.
No… there is some discomfort for a short time, I wouldn't call it pain.
He put his head back and closed his eyes for a short time, but the pounding headache and the burning in his throat only intensified.
I just don't want our kids to go through life being teased about being short.
I mean, look at Alex and I. We're both short, and both Mom and Dad were average height.
No doubt Katie was going to say something about short people and thought better of it for fear of hurting feelings.
Still, there must have been someone in the family who was short.
She wished she could share Katie's faith in her brother, but the only picture she could summons was a short, pale, overweight man with more brains for business than aptitude in mechanics.
His black curly hair was cut short, every hair in place, and his angular jaws were freshly shaven.
Looking up into his face, it occurred to her that he was considerably shorter than Josh, and yet he didn't seem short.
As her fingers closed around the doorknob, Alex brought her up short.
The sharp command brought the dog up short.
A quick count indicated they were still one goat short.
The muscular woman, with short blond hair and clad in black tactical gear, stood in a stark white hallway.
She reached the command hub to find the general pacing in front while three guards waited a short distance from him.
Most were short phrases that looked like orders.
Her gaze went to the laser gun he'd tossed a short distance away.
If the flares going up short distance away were any sign, the five men were part of a larger force between them and their destination.
A short brunette waved her over.
The dream was sweet and short.
Death was waiting for Gabriel when he dozed off. He'd planned on staying awake and moving so she wouldn't catch up to them, but even he needed a short nap after three straight days of grueling travel in the underworld.
The dream seemed so short, but the sky had begun to lighten on the horizon. The dream faded as he sat up. Toby stood nearby, his young face solemn.
Andre ran beside them a short distance away.
She had short brown hair and kind hazel eyes.
When they entered the living room, they stopped short when they saw me.
On the far side of the roadway, the man walked the short distance to the pathway that led to the beach.
Her hair was short and dark and worn in an easy style that seemed to require little care.
Arthur's always a little short of cash.
The 32-year-old detective with bright red crew cut and opened-collar sports shirt looked as if nothing short of a catastrophe would cause him a lick of concern.
Hunter and Dean exchanged information during the short drive to the Ocean Shore Motel.
He was a loner and no one could recall him having contact with anyone else during his short stay.
Finally Dean stumbled up the stairs for a short nap.
Dean tucked the list in his pocket and walked the short distance around the corner to Police Headquarters.
He briefly explained the situation to Winston, who had no problem detouring for the short time it would take to question the youth.
Just a short pleasure trip on his day off, Dean lied to himself.
After showering and dressing, he wrote a short note explaining he would be at police headquarters until midmorning and slipped it under her door.
Billie—it was official now, identified or guessed at by the weeping Ida Wasserman, accompanied to the mortuary by Andy Sackler, who drew the short straw.
Jenny Nachman pulled the short straw to carry the news to Ida Wassermann.
He was due at Cynthia Byrne's by 6:00, giving short time for a shower and shave.
It was an unforgettable day and Dean never once thought of the missing Mr. Byrne until mid-afternoon while they were taking a short break and Cynthia mentioned his name.
A short, balding man, who looked as if a haircut was more a social event than a necessity, rose to leave, and with a glance at the back room said, "Ol' Ralph always was a bit weird."
Randy cut the call short, telling the young lady his mother hadn't returned and he was awaiting her call.
After a quick stop at home to change clothes and to leave a short note to Fred, Dean was on the road.
Cynthia was there, seated alone in a cramped corner, looking beautiful in something summery, short and yellow, unsmiling but nodding in acknowledgment of his greeting.
At first he didn't spot her and cursed the fact that Cynthia was so short.
Dean walked a short distance down the hall.
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