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  • He walked down the hill, pausing a reverent moment at the headstone, and then ducked under a limb as he continued down the hill.

  • Certainly she had been under a lot of stress.

  • His warm hands slid under her jacket, caressing her back through the thin T-shirt.

  • Later, she lay in bed, tucked warmly under the covers as his boots clicked away from her on the hardwood floor - down the hall and into the den.

  • A long sigh escaped her lips as she slid back down under the covers.

  • Strong warm fingers touched her hand and a palm slid under hers, forcing her hands apart.

  • Carmen kicked Alex under the table.

  • Then the horse bunched up under him.

  • Señor Medena folded his hands under his chin and studied Alex thoughtfully.

  • At home, presents were under the tree, waiting for their return.

  • Jonathan slipped under the covers.

  • Then they caressed their way up her side, his thumb sliding under her bra and gently up the curve of her breast.

  • "Let's see," she said under her breath.

  • A chair scraped next to her and Alex swore softly under his breath.

  • If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.

  • In a quiet room with no one looking on, she managed to get her emotions under control by focusing on Destiny.

  • Paper rattled and then something was placed on the skin under her ear.

  • Once she woke when something tugged under her ear.

  • He slid an arm under her and gently took her hand in his, planting a warm moist kiss in the center of the palm.

  • The humor in her eyes summoned the dimple under his eye and lifted his brows.

  • Carmen let the bed rail down and jerked the tent from under the mattress, allowing Destiny to crawl close.

  • She backed out of the tent and tucked it under the mattress.

  • If he was in bed under the current circumstances, he must be sicker than he was letting on.

  • But then, she had started it by shoving the pillow under her blouse.

  • "Dismissed," she said under her breath.

  • While you are under my roof, you will treat me with respect.

  • The blood drained from her face and goose bumps covered her arms under the sweater.

  • The man stepped out and those piercing blue eyes questioned her silently from under furrowed bows.

  • He swung the car off the road and under an arch that read "Ambrosia Acres."

  • In fact, he was under no obligation to help her get back, either.

  • She limped after him, muttering under her breath.

  • The tablet that she tucked under her mattress at night contained all sorts of conclusions at the end of that trail.

  • He reached under the horse and tightened the cinch, which finally brought Diablo to attention.

  • She pulled the lawn chair into the shade under a tree and stretched out, closing her eyes and simply listening to the birds.

  • Like Dracula, he was putting her under his spell again.

  • The ground gave way under her foot, and with a sickening lurch of her heart, she plunged downward.

  • Was that what Sarah had found so amusing the first day - the fact that she hadn't melted under Yancey's stern gaze?

  • Well, if he's under there, he's going to be stuck there for a while.

  • Yancey stalked off to his chair, muttering something under his breath.

  • You're living under the same roof.

  • She dragged the two suitcases from under her bed and began filling them with clothes from the closet.

  • I figured that if Giddon was using a pseudonym, he would have to either do his banking with his own name or fill out some kind of paperwork to do business under another name.

  • Now, if I was trying to hide my identity, the last thing I would want her to do would be to file a police report while she was living under my roof.

  • The few freckles she had were magnified, but the dark circles under her eyes were a surprise.

  • He led the way to the door, all the while muttering something under his breath about something being stupid.

  • His warm hands slid under her jacket and explored her back through her T-shirt.

  • Mrs. Marsh's face was white, and her eyes red and swollen, with dark circles under them.

  • Your mother seems to be under the impression that you want to stay here - permanently.

  • She peered out from under her wagon and found the smiling face of Bordeaux.

  • She scrambled from underneath the wagon and hastily threw her blankets under the seat.

  • She pulled a handful of hay from under the tarp and fed it to the horse.

  • Under other circumstances, she might have enjoyed having the upper hand, but right now she didn't feel much like playing games.

  • Pulling her blanket from under the wagon seat, she shook it and checked under the wagon for unwelcome guests.

  • She threw her blanket under the wagon.

  • He watched her for a few minutes while she crawled under the wagon and pulled her blanket around her shoulders, and then he walked away.

  • But what if we buried the supplies under the wagons and then burned the wagons?

  • The decision made, everybody grabbed a shovel and started digging under their wagon.

  • He peered sullenly from under the brim of his hat.

  • She chewed her lower lip and studied him from under lowered lashes.

  • Her legs felt like posts, but she drug one foot in front of another until the ground under her feet seemed to change.

  • Maybe Pete and the guys had reached Ashley by now and a rescue mission was already under way to get them.

  • Under the hat, her hair was filthy and matted.

  • He ducked under the water and came up, wiping the water from his eyes and pushing his hair back.

  • She turned her back on Bordeaux and pulled her shirt from her pants, unbuttoning it so that the water could reach the sweat stained area under her breasts.

  • That night they slept under the stars - Bordeaux a respectable distance from her, but close enough to assist if anything went wrong in the night.

  • The girl flirted with him under long dark lashes.

  • She rose from her chair and pushed it under the table.

  • She squirmed under his penetrating stare.

  • Her gaze tried to outrun the headlights and then followed the broken line on the highway as it leaped from the dark and shot forward, disappearing under the truck.

  • She scooted the chair under the table and tossed the rag in the hamper.

  • She leaned forward, examining the lurking figures under the surface.

  • Under that facade of indifference beats a heart primed for breaking.

  • A sliver of light under Cade's door suggested he was already awake.

  • She tucked her legs under her skirt and gnawed at her lower lip.

  • He lifted her chin with two fingers, and the expression on his face might have been amusing under different circumstances.

  • He tucked her under the covers as if she were a child.

  • By the time she brought lunch and a blanket down, he had a large area cleared under the cottonwood tree.

  • She clutched the blanket under her chin and shivered.

  • She sat on her feet and huddled under the blanket, watching the flames grow.

  • She squirmed to get out from under him, but the movement was misinterpreted.

  • She gently worked her nightgown out from under him, hoping all the while that he wouldn't wake.

  • At one end of the field was a lean-to shelter with some kind of equipment stored under it.

  • A doctor appointment confirmed what she already knew, and that everything was normal - as normal as they could be under the circumstances.

  • She folded the form and stuck it under the cookie jar.

  • Never the less he and Martha have four married years under their belts and are expecting their first child.

  • From the porch we could see the huddled figure of Howie Abbott sitting under a large red umbrella on the edge of the pier.

  • The light was coming from under a closed door at the end of a hallway.

  • He grabbed the child under his arm and after dropping the now limp boy on the other side, climbed back over.

  • Under Martha's soothing, near hypnotizing voice, Howie fell asleep quickly.

  • We have to limit the strain we place him under or he'll break.

  • Under no circumstances should we ever personally get directly involved with a case.

  • I reached under the seat for the gun as I rolled down the window.

  • There was no question of guilt as the child was definitely snatched under duress.

  • Once Howie was under, he broke a record for duration; one hour and eighteen minutes.

  • If you come under attack, you'll need an alternate identity... something similar to witness protection.

  • We deserve a little privacy, especially Howie; he's under the most pressure.

  • The gap in the abductions we're looking at is under ten years, meaning he was probably sent up for a lesser crime that could be anything from robbery, burglary, serious assault or rape.

  • I was in the country when I reached under the seat and retrieved a long and sinister knife.

  • A frightened woman is trussed up like a turkey, under my back bed.

  • I parked my home on wheels under a tree and unbound my reluctant guest.

  • How could a person keep their sanity under those circumstances?

  • Howie had tried to explain to us that when he was under, as he called it, he had trouble telling if he was speaking aloud.

  • I'm under surveillance and my secure lines might not be so secure anymore.

  • I questioned the newspaper woman in Boston, by telephone, in hopes of enticing her to meet with me under the guise of my writing a magazine article.

  • We're all under a lot of pressure.

  • Baby Claire helped too, by taking her turn by demanding attention while I spent the time worrying about how I could protect the nest of fragile souls under my care.

  • Was I paranoid, feeling we were under assault?

  • I struck out, at least under his name.

  • Before I could, the door was kicked open I was grabbed about the neck in a strangle hold that gagged me and a knife jabbed upward under my chin!

  • If Howie wants to continue, let him do it under the some government program.

  • He travelled under an alias; Luke Greely.

  • The structure was just under seventy feet long and about twelve feet high; said to be the height designed to accommodate a wagon fully loaded with hay.

  • The service lasted just under an hour and consisted mostly of Reverend Humphries preaching against giving in to the devil's temptation for wicked bodily desires.

  • He signed in at a camp ground under a different name.

  • The outside camera is virtually undetectable under a roof overhang.

  • The ceiling above us was divided with half the room beneath a concrete slab and the remainder under what appeared as thick planking, well out of reach to either of us.

  • At under five and a half feet, she wasn't sure how she was supposed to find her brother among the people around her.

  • "Still under five seconds," she said with a sultry smile.

  • None had time to grab the weapons under their cots before gunfire exploded through the garage door and slammed into them.

  • His humor dissipated at the sight of the black circles under her two-toned eyes.

  • Darian lay on his back staring at the ceiling with brooding golden eyes, his horribly scarred body hidden under turtleneck and gloves and socks, even in the safety of his room.

  • "Of all the weapons under the bed, you chose that one?" he asked, looking at the scissors.

  • She still looked fatigued, with dark circles under her eyes and skin pale beneath the caramel.

  • She felt the sudden urge to join Sunny under the bed.

  • Dusty looked up from the computer screen as Toni walked in, staggering under the weight of a massive box.

  • He obeyed and sat across from her, shifting in his seat several times under her gaze.

  • Dusty didn't know if a few months of Darian having his own mind back were enough to erase thousands of years under the control of another.

  • Talon shoved her back into the valley with a snarled threat under his breath, and she hurried out of the trough again, breathing hard by the time she'd clambered twenty feet to the top.

  • I need to know if the infected town is still under lockdown.

  • She was under the protection of the Others.

  • He grunted as he shoved it in front of the door moments before the door bucked under the force of some otherworldly being.

  • She strained under the weight of his body, and they staggered to her car.

  • Jenn snapped awake and sat, reaching for the gun under her pillow.

  • I ran into the Original Vamp already and am under the impression all the Original Beings are free.

  • If I have a doctor's note saying I'm under their care, isn't that good enough until they figure it out?

  • I have Antoine under surveillance.

  • She staggered under the weight of them, dropping to her knees.

  • "Sofia!" he snarled, burying his head under a pillow.

  • She turned to see him pull a knife from under his pillow.

  • His head remained shoved under a pillow, and his body relaxed, as if he were falling back asleep.

  • He'd been as gentle with her as he'd known how, and still she suffered under the weight of the visions.

  • She curled up in a chair, afraid to move too quickly under the tense Guardian's gaze.

  • Two years, or just under.

  • His gaze returned to Sofia, and she crossed her arms under his scrutiny.

  • He made his way through the crowded halls, grunting under the weight of the man.

  • He was there to save your brother when Isac finished and kept him under control using Claire's blood.

  • Snow crunched under her feet and quickly soaked her flimsy slippers.

  • Just under six feet tall, wide-shouldered and lean, Darkyn's youthful appearance was framed by short, dark hair.

  • But her thoughts were falling under the control of something else.

  • She cried out, body convulsing under waves of pleasure intense enough to push her towards unconsciousness.

  • There were dark circles under his eyes, and his face was drawn.

  • Deidre noticed the circles under her eyes, and her air was agitated.

  • The bed shifted under the weight of Darkyn's frame as he settled in beside her.

  • In it was a green soul, glowing faintly like an emerald under a jeweler's lamp.

  • The mine tunnel narrowed and the pair was forced to hunch down under the low ceiling that closed in the fetid air around them like a soaked and musty blanket.

  • 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.

  • I thought Jake Weller already had an under sheriff.

  • She tucked her hands under her bottom to stop.

  • Maria has things under control.

  • The couple was newly married, Bird Song still under construction, and with Fred out of town, they stole two days on a camping honeymoon.

  • Brandon Westlake remained under his colorful cover until he was sure the Deans were with wheels.

  • Mostly what's under it, but you should toss that tee shirt.

  • He could lie and tell them he was a police officer or sheriff and maybe squeeze some tidbit of information about recently released mom Patsy, but surely Fitzgerald would find out and tank his election ambitions, if those aspirations weren't already six feet under.

  • Water under the proverbial.

  • His sole venture at the end of a rope was the prior winter in Ouray's ice climbing park, under even more tenuous circumstances.

  • Her feet skidded out from under her and she spun around, clutching desperately to the limb, twisting into a sitting position and sliding until she was sitting before him.

  • She grabbed it frantically as he put his hands under her arms and pulled her to a standing position, her face only inches from his.

  • Dean crawled on his hands and knees, peering under the vehicle for Billy's young girlfriend but there was no one else, only a liquor bottle—unlike its victim, unbroken.

  • One member of Mountain Rescue grabbed him under the arms while another unfastened his line, but he shook off their ministrations while he tried to focus on the activity going on around him.

  • It's true Mr. Dean has been under fire—it's fortunate we're standing here today—not sitting.

  • As he drove back to town, he continued to mull over what Under Sheriff Larkin had said about Fitzgerald.

  • Previously, the child was under the protection of her mother.

  • I've got it under control.

  • At first I couldn't locate her because she was going under her maiden name, Radisson.

  • The headlines of the local newspaper proudly announced, "Under Sheriff Solves Fifty-Year-Old Murder," which Lydia neither confirmed nor denied, nor did the Deans offer public comment.

  • I want you to be my Under Sheriff.

  • He accepted her offer and thus became Under Sheriff of Ouray County, Colorado.

  • The mating bond of the Immortals and deities and the blood bond of the demons were the two oldest bonds, unbreakable under the Immortal Code and from the laws older than the Code.

  • Just under seven feet tall and muscular, he wore all black with weapons strapped to various parts of his body.

  • Back and forth, back and forth, in a way that left her skin tingling and her feeling as if she was falling under some sort of spell.

  • She wasn't going to fall under the spell of Gabriel's strong body, his passion, his taste.

  • "Do you like the forest?" she asked, suddenly nervous under his scrutiny.

  • I'm under strict orders to keep you safe.

  • Deidre gritted her teeth, silently cursing everyone under the sun for not keeping better track of the souls.

  • When Deidre was close enough, Gabriel stretched out and gripped the rope looped under her shoulders.

  • Their first and only exchange hadn't been pleasant and resulted in a deal made under duress.

  • Setting Destiny back on the changing table again, Carmen pushed a shoe back on her foot and tickled her under the arm.

  • All eyes were on him as he held the infant in front of him, one hand under her body and the other supporting her head.

  • One flip of the switch and she retraced her steps, quietly slipping under the covers to snuggle close to Alex again.

  • Something big plunged away through the brush and Alex swore under his breath.

  • Finally he released one hand and lifted it to her face, crooking a finger under her chin to lift it.

  • After a while Lori came back in and said she was under arrest.

  • Many times she caught herself wondering what Alex would do and what he would want her to do under the circumstances.

  • For a moment surprise captured her tongue and she basked under the warmth of that chocolate gaze.

  • His hand slipped under hers, his palm making warm contact with hers, and then his fingers found their way to lace with hers.

  • She reached up and shut off the light, crawling back under the covers.

  • He expertly captured the chicken's head and then reached under her, extracting the eggs.

  • I'd rather just buy some chicks and put them under her.

  • The sound of the ocean was calming under the full moon, the steady ebb and flow of waves drawing him to sit on the beach.

  • At under six feet tall, Logan was still almost half a foot taller than she was.

  • By the time she reached the beach house, her face was Smurf blue and she was laboring under the weight of the treasures she'd found.

  • Her face grew hot under his scrutiny, and she was grateful for the face paint covering her blush.

  • "Is kissing a stranger on the beach under the full moon on your bucket list?" he whispered.

  • Terrified Gabriel was coming to kill her, she sought a place to hide, finally settling on a small, dark space under a counter.

  • I prefer to keep under the radar.

  • Her features were drawn in the moonlight, and there were circles under her eyes.

  • Worse, he wasn't able to operate under the radar for much longer, now that Gabriel had claimed his mate.

  • All it took was a few seconds for her to fall under Wynn's influence.

  • Deidre's gaze fell to his shapely shoulder, thick bicep and roped forearm as he extended one arm high enough for Katie to walk under.

  • A billion consciences sitting under the serene surface of the water.

  • "Under ten percent," he replied.

  • Wow. How far under?

  • If it didn't work, she'd die while under.

  • But, if you do this one thing, you increase your chances of being relatively okay by about thirty seven percent for a total of just under fifty-fifty.

  • "I don't think that was his intention," Deidre muttered under her breath.

  • She refused to send him to school or to go to work, determined to figure out what insanity was going on under her roof.

  • No offense, but I'm under the impression the others didn't have a chance to object.

  • The boy had clambered across her bed, shrieked happily, and chased the cat under the bed.

  • She looked up at Sasha, her heart hammering under his hungry look.

  • "And I'm not free," she added under her breath.

  • Obviously too long under his keep to know what to do with herself in the real world?

  • "Katie," Ully hissed, as if they were kids hiding under the porch and not in the obvious line of sight of everyone in the room.

  • Toby said you've been under the weather.

  • Katie crawled under the comforter.

  • Only then did she venture closer to where they.d been and snag a small box smoothly from the shelf, pushing it under everything else to the bottom of the bag.

  • She returned to her chamber, where Lankha still worked his magic on an unconscious Toby under Ully.s watchful gaze.

  • He trotted down a set of black lacquered stairs, an iPad tucked under one arm.

  • Jade had trained under Kris, the greatest of the Immortal warriors, and knew Sasha to be a lazy fighter.

  • She darted to the other side of the bed and dropped to her stomach, peering under the bed through the door.

  • Lankha was nearly buckling under the weight of Toby.

  • Kiki tucked his iPad under his arm and opened a portal through which all three went before Rhyn followed.

  • If he was, it would be in the trunk under his bed.

  • She eased the small trunk out from under his bed and carried it into the hallway.

  • Her Immortal guard poked his head in every corner and door and looked under the bed before he left her in peace.

  • The death dealer emerged from the hall running between the two wings, the trembling form of Lankha held under one arm like a bag of cement.

  • Rhyn took the small creature under one arm.

  • A few minutes later, Rhyn went down under Gabriel.s blow, rolled, then bounded up, but not before Darkyn slashed his side.

  • The waves had pulled her under before darkness took her.

  • She tucked the creature in her hands under one arm and left the small room for a long corridor in similar dark grey which glowed more brightly from indistinguishable light sources.

  • "If not, we can steal a spaceship and go home," Kiera added under her breath.

  • She didn't see one woman under six feet tall or any man who didn't tower over six feet.

  • She assessed him again and shifted under his scrutiny before looking away.

  • Her body strained under muscle fatigue as the form became increasingly complex and slower.

  • He watched for quite a while, until the model reached a level that had taken him years of apprenticeship under his father to achieve.

  • She manipulated the scene before her and saw his concern: the only food repository in the area was under attack.

  • Qatwal is under attack.

  • "That was sweet of you to take Donnie under your wing," she said.

  • Cynthia followed her husband into the room, holding the Annie Quincy dress in front of her, with a bundle of under garments beneath her arm.

  • Fred O'Connor beat a hasty retreat out the back door, looking like the Pied Piper with Donnie and Martha tagging behind, the Annie Quincy notebook under his arm.

  • She would apologize to him personally and in the future at least place the alarm under a pillow so only she would hear it.

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