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  • She objected at first, but finally submitted.

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  • It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.

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  • But he was anxious to learn.

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  • He said no more, but expressed his resignation to cruel fate by a gesture.

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  • It is a beautiful day, but yesterday it was cold.

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  • Such a pleasant day and evening should have ended with a restful night and happy dreams, but it didn't.

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  • The prince answered nothing, but she looked at him significantly, awaiting a reply.

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  • We were sadly in the way, but that did not interfere with our pleasure in the least.

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  • What could he do about it but lose more sleep?

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  • Gerald had to leave, but you met him.

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  • I tried hard to teach her my sign language, but she was dull and inattentive.

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  • She was only a month into two years old, but she was big for her age.

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  • It was wrong, but somehow noble.

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  • Possibly not, but that was the end result.

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  • I know it still galls you that he was willing to help pay for your college education, but not Katie's.

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  • But even old Jim has been saying things since we had our accident.

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  • They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were safe.

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  • But this I know, I love to play In the meadow, among the hay-- Up the water, and o'er the lea, That's the way for Billy and me.

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  • Benjamin Franklin lived to be a very old man, but he never forgot that lesson.

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  • I know, but he makes the decisions.

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  • You answer me, but you don't hear me.

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  • Discontinuity happens, but it is not unpredictable.

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  • All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.

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  • In business transactions Alex was frugal with his money, but when it came to his family, he was generous.

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  • But I am making a simple statement that life is better now than it has ever been.

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  • But right or wrong, she isn't his daughter.

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  • He wasn't doing it for anyone but Allen.

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  • It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.

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  • It was possible after all - but was it moral?

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  • Yes, but this is park land.

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  • But you're so warm.

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  • Her cheeks burned, but she eyed him coolly.

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  • Dorothy and Zeb jumped out of the buggy and ran after them, but the Sorcerer remained calmly in his throne.

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  • But there was no shepherd in Scotland that could have done better than Sirrah did that night.

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  • His tone suggested impatience, but his expression gave no clue as to why.

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  • But let's see how things turn out.

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  • He intended it as a joke, but the memory it resurrected was painful.

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  • But it would have been alright if I had?

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  • But I cannot remember any instance in which this feeling prevented me from repeating the naughtiness when I failed to get what I wanted.

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  • He was respectful of her concerns, but they didn't see eye-to-eye on any of it - except the fact that they both wanted another child.

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  • The Christmas tree could only be seen from the back of the house, but that didn't matter.

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  • We have some cold days, but mostly it is warm.

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  • She stared up at his face, but he ignored her.

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  • But Tessa wasn't simply another pretty face.

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  • Alex would be upset, but what could she do?

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  • I'd like to, but if it's too much trouble...

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  • You're so nice, but I hate to impose.

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  • But it isn't more comfortable.

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  • Spencer was nearly ten years older than her, but maybe she liked older men.

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  • You don't do anything but sit around and stare.

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  • But you haven't been working there all that long.

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  • His smile was dry, but his eyes twinkled with mirth.

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  • But never mind; something will happen pretty soon.

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  • A few impressions stand out vividly from the first years of my life; but "the shadows of the prison-house are on the rest."

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  • That she doubted, but his tone was confident.

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  • Alondra smiled shyly but her eyes shined.

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  • But a lot more complicated for the other two, maybe.

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  • The carpenters tried to keep the dust level down, but it was impossible to avoid all of it.

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  • I know, but now Alex is sick.

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  • But I'm sure they were on another street.

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  • Fine, but that's not what I asked.

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  • To many creatures there is in this sense but one necessary of life, Food.

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  • But why do men degenerate ever?

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  • We needed the car fixed so I had no choice but to pay the huge amount the repair shop was asking.

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  • Maybe not, but it would have made a difference if I had known how you felt.

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  • She scanned the room, but didn't spot him.

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  • Maybe, but how else would you explain things like this?

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  • Carmen glanced at him, but he was still deep in thought.

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  • I have his name, but he is not my father.

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  • I'm sorry I kept you waiting, but Tessa had nothing to do with it.

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  • Her heart said no, but then there was logic.

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

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  • He'd like to believe in good and the happy-ever-after, but that innocence could never be retrieved.

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  • He's a big horse, but I couldn't make him carry the two of us in that terrain.

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  • Not only was Pierre's attempt to speak unsuccessful, but he was rudely interrupted, pushed aside, and people turned away from him as from a common enemy.

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  • Sweets usually made her thirstier - but it was wet.

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  • A spiked drink might seem harmless, but if a person was taking certain prescription drugs, it could be dangerous.

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  • I doubt that... but you never know.

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  • But Señor Medena has money...

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  • You're supposed to be taking care of me, but that isn't realistic 100% of the time, is it?

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  • Of course, but most people prefer the carpet.

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  • She was jealous of Dulce, but she had no reason to be.

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  • The nausea persisted for a while, but was eventually lost in sleep.

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  • They were home but still playing love tag at night.

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  • Of course she loved him, but somewhere inside she still cringed at that sinful word.

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  • But I felt it for you before we got married.

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  • I hate to dispute you, but I'm not miserable.

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  • She might have lost the baby anyway, but the way he treated her couldn't have helped.

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  • Sure, he said her lifestyle appealed to him, but was that because it was something new?

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  • Alex had always taken care of his family, but was it irresponsible to assume he always would?

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  • I know, we've been all through this before - but I still don't understand.

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  • He was right about the coat, but she wasn't about to go back and get it.

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  • All right, so he wasn't trying to hide his wealth, but he certainly did try to hide his family.

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  • Maybe it was anger that prompted him to make the remark about her spending his money, but he never apologized about it specifically.

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  • You can sit up, but you have to stay in there.

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  • His brows lifted, but he still looked confused.

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  • His fist was aimed at her stomach, but she managed to dodge and catch it on her rib cage.

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  • She looked over the car and expressed her approval, but her mind was consumed with guilt.

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  • He'd forget her, but she wouldn't forget him.

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  • No. Well yes, but so were other people.

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  • But you don't believe us.

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  • His expression was wary, but he said nothing.

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  • I did, but apparently that status changed.

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  • Maybe so, but you did.

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  • I'm not all that secretive, but you were the one who kept telling me that if he wanted you to know, he'd tell you.

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  • He's a lot like his father - in a LOT of ways, but don't tell him that.

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  • But why didn't you say something to me about all of this before now?

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  • I guess I can't deny that, but in all these years, why hasn't Uncle Fabrice's name come up in a conversation at least once?

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  • Sure, but don't you get tired of it?

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  • Someone will have to pick her up at the airport, but she can stay with Jonathan at the house.

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  • The sheetrock was up and mudded, but not painted.

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  • She wanted to tell him how much she missed him - how much she wished he was there, but he might jump in the truck and travel dangerous highways.

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  • She was right, of course, but having mama stand there watching her suffer was just as upsetting for Destiny.

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  • Makeup was something she rarely wore, but she did have some.

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  • You want me to think of all this as ours, but how can I when you insist that the problems are all yours?

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  • It was intended to encourage her, but it was more a distraction.

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  • It was hard to explain how her beauty was different than so many others, but it was.

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  • Of course, there was always the possibility that she had come up with the idea of distracting Spenser, but he found that hard to believe.

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  • It would have been humiliating if anyone had noticed, but no one seemed to pay much attention – probably because so many others were also drinking.

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  • He released her hand, but his eyes still held hers in a hypnotic trance that made her think of Dracula.

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  • She tried to keep up with him, but her legs ached from the unfamiliar exercise.

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  • She didn't look back, but his muffled curse chased after her.

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  • But no, it wasn't proof at all.

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  • He's trying to change, but it isn't easy.

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  • She tried to slip by quietly, but he glanced up as she passed.

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  • I know, but humor me.

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  • He didn't like a police officer there – or her leaving with him, but what could he say?

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  • She stared at him, but he didn't look at her.

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  • It sounds good, but I'm supposed to meet Connie at noon.

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  • He might be irritating at times, but he was never boring.

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  • She tried to scream, but no sound came out.

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  • Thanks, but I'd rather go alone.

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  • Asking Len might get better answers, but it also might get Yancey in trouble.

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  • If he was guilty, he probably deserved it, but is family didn't.

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  • Yancey wasn't back yet when she left, but she didn't need his approval.

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  • She started to shut the door, but he had the storm door open and his foot in the door before she could react.

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  • You take time to think about a date, but I want to take you out tomorrow to look at engagement rings.

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  • Dorothy thought he just wiggled one of his drooping ears, but that was all.

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  • Sure, he'd had some rough times, but she had never done anything to make him think she would be unfaithful.

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  • He was making noises like his father was the one he didn't trust, but it wasn't that simple.

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  • When she spotted Carmen, her eyes widened, but she kept walking.

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  • Dulce was beautiful, but she would forever be trying to run his life.

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  • You didn't say a word to your father, but you snarled at me as though I did something wrong.

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  • Then he turned away and rubbed the back of his neck in that way he did when he knew he was wrong but wasn't sure why.

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  • Fighting with each other wasn't going to do anything but play into the hands of those instigating the trouble.

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  • But then, he had made it clear from the start that he didn't want any of them in his life.

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  • She showered and changed into her new nightgown, but Alex was still downstairs when she crawled into bed.

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  • He wasn't opposed to having it, but he insisted on sharing it in fair business - and with his wife, more or less.

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  • Carmen had always looked forward to evening when Alex returned from work, but she was doubly relieved for the evening hours now.

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  • Maybe they had, but what choice did they have?

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  • Nurses came into the room off and on all night to check on Destiny, but she continued to sleep.

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  • Exhaustion from the ordeal was taking its toll on Carmen as well, but she tried to stay awake.

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  • Sleep seemed unlikely, but it must have happened shortly after her head hit the pillow.

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  • Destiny woke several times during the night, but went back to sleep when she saw Carmen was there.

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  • Once she asked for daddy, but went back to sleep when Carmen told her he was asleep.

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  • You have to stay in here, but Mommy will hug you.

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  • The medication they were giving her to clear up the congestion in her lungs was making her sleep a lot, but they thought that was better than having her upset all the time.

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  • Partly because of the way he worded things, but mostly because he tried to mask his emotions - like Alex.

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  • She met his gaze defiantly for a moment longer, but he made no attempt to argue.

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  • If it's something we simply can't afford, that's one thing, but we should be encouraging things like this, Alex.

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  • I don't know what the odds are, but I figure god is responsible for both - don't you think?

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  • The nights were still cold into April, but the temperature climbed into the 60's during the day.

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  • He said he would be gone for two days, but didn't say why he was going.

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  • He might not have heard what she said, but he must have heard her speak.

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  • I don't know what's been bothering you lately, but if I've done something, I wish you would tell me.

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  • I don't want you to lose anything, but you know I'd want to be with you even if we didn't have a dime to our name.

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  • I know, sweetheart, and that is a comfort, but it won't be that bad.

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  • He seemed sincere, but it could have been an act.

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  • He participated in conversation, but whenever it lagged, he watched her questioningly.

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  • Seducing him was something she thought would be difficult, but it was actually enjoyable.

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  • But then; he insisted those things were also hers.

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  • Neither did she, but she wasn't claiming that they were hers, either.

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  • Maybe it was good for them - I don't know, but I don't think it's going to be good for you - or Alex.

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  • She had rehearsed her script earlier, but now the words evaded her.

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  • But then, if Tessa didn't marry him, why didn't Dulce tell him about the baby?

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  • He shrugged, but didn't respond.

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  • But then, no one mentioned a child, either.

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  • All that was true enough, but remaining bitter about it wasn't going to improve their relationship.

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  • It wasn't something she was looking forward to, but it might be helpful.

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  • Maybe she couldn't make the ugly beast go away completely, but she had learned to control it.

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  • I suppose so, but I thought I could work it out.

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  • Dulce wasn't friendly, but she wasn't hostile either.

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  • That should have been no big surprise, but Carmen would have thought he would welcome the idea of a willing heir.

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  • He said he felt bad about it, but conceded that Tessa had been less than honest with him on more than one occasion.

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  • She said he had kicked her out, but refused to say why.

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  • When Alex approached Carmen about giving Tessa some money, she said it was up to him, but keep in mind that the issue could have been something like drugs.

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  • I would have thought a gender oriented decision would upset you, but you seem to be on his side.

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  • When it finally came back to her, the frown was still there, but his expression was cognitive.

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  • It doesn't matter to me one way or another, but I wish you would at least make an effort at seeing his side of it.

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  • He didn't comment, but several times that evening she caught him watching her with a reflective expression.

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  • Señor Medena's gaze was stern, but his voice was calm.

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  • Alex pointed his fork at her and opened his mouth to speak, but Carmen cut him off.

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  • You know you love each other, but you aren't about to admit it.

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  • He needed glasses, but he wouldn't admit it.

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  • He shrugged, Possibly, but the babies may come early.

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  • It's a little early, but twins tend to have their own schedule.

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  • Matthew had thick black hair, but Natalie's was blonde.

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  • Carmen had assumed breast feeding would be a natural thing, but as Matthew lay fussing in her arms, it seemed a major obstacle.

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  • It couldn't have been more than a few seconds, but it seemed much longer.

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  • It may take a few minutes, but he'll catch on.

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  • Maybe it was the emotional high they were feeling because of the babies, but something seemed to have shifted their foundation.

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  • Sure, they needed to clear the air about the inheritance issue, but that wasn't enough for Carmen.

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  • I have let her do this, but now I tell her she must be respectful.

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  • But you kept trying to take me from them.

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  • That explains how you treated Katie, but what about Felipa and Alondra - and even Dulce?

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  • Carmen thought she wanted him to make the decisions, but she wanted to be involved with the process.

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  • Katie had been telling him that for years, but he hadn't seen it until now.

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  • I dated her a few times, but she was way out of my league.

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  • But Mertz was good enough for her?

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  • The idea of talking to her again was unsettling enough, but to tell her something like this?

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  • Maybe friends didn't let friends drive drunk, but how did they stop them when there were so many?

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  • She should wash them, but there wasn't time.

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  • Giddon eyed her long hair thoughtfully, but said nothing.

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  • He didn't know her at all, but that was beside the point.

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  • But her mouth took control again.

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  • No, it's no one my family knew but I think the change will be good for me.

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  • You always liked living on the edge, but you've never been so impulsive.

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  • But when she asked Giddon to give Connie his phone number, he looked suspiciously from one of them to the other.

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  • Lisa hesitated, afraid of blundering further, but why did he need a sitter when his mother lived in the house?

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  • I'm sorry you're unhappy with my questions, but I need to know why you suddenly needed a girl after going five years without any.

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  • I'll try not to get in the way, but everyone deserves a little time to themselves.

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  • Sarah and Giddon both seemed content with the arrangement, but she felt guilty about the money she earned... or didn't earn.

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  • Well, he has a home office and he goes there pretty often, but I can't figure out what he's doing.

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  • Tammy could swim almost as well as Lisa, but Sarah couldn't swim at all, confessing unabashed that she was afraid of the water.

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  • Sarah couldn't understand her desire to be alone, but she accepted it.

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  • Her heart was racing, but she forced innocence into her voice.

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  • A smile was plastered on his dark face, but it didn't reach the smoldering eyes.

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  • It was hard to picture him involved with anything illegal... but why?

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  • He was certainly mysterious, even a little eccentric, but... what did she know about the business?

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  • In the weeks that followed, she was careful to restrict her forays to walks down the drive, but she was getting restless.

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  • But why wouldn't he want her to see the barn, and why would he build it so far from the house?

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  • There was only one way to find out... well, maybe two, but asking Sarah or Giddon was probably wasted effort.

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  • Lisa started to rise from her chair, but Giddon was faster.

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  • What she expected to see when she turned was Sarah's white Plymouth, but the car that stopped before the house was Allen's red Eagle Talon.

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  • But there were more important things to think about at the moment.

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  • Allen swallowed audibly, but Giddon shifted his focus to Lisa.

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  • But you didn't invite me.

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  • He was willing to admit he was wrong, but he wasn't going to grovel.

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  • The destination of the path remained a burning mystery, but Tammy innocently tossed fuel on the flames with a chance comment one day while they were watching television.

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  • There might be a thousand explanations for what she had witnessed, but only one came to mind.

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  • Surely Sarah and Tammy weren't involved, but did they know?

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  • She tried to step around him, but he stopped her with an iron grip on her arm.

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  • She waited for him to release her, but his lips moved across her cheek and down her neck with soft caressing kisses.

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  • He couldn't help but detect her wild pulse.

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  • She tried to push away from him but his embrace was too strong.

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  • There was little point in denying her attraction, but he'd best learn to keep his distance.

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  • I may be footing the bill, but you're working for Mom, not me.

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  • She turned and started for the door, but his hand gripped her arm again.

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  • The logical thing to do was leave, but she had a good job and she wasn't sure there was anything untoward going on.

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  • He is handsome, but I've never met anyone with such moods!

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  • It was difficult to believe that Connie would tell Allen, knowing his weakness for alcohol, but how else would he have known?

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  • But how could she do that when he was there every day?

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  • She replaced the checkbook and started to close the drawer, but a thick envelope caught her attention.

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  • One was an electric bill, but the other was addressed to Sharon Dobson, Brownsville, Texas.

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  • Of course, she could call Connie, but Yancey's conversation on the phone was fresh in her memory.

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  • I keep telling him that as long as he gives her money, she'll never get out of trouble, but he just says she's the only sister he has and he has the money.

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  • But then, there was the package, and the money he wanted back.

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  • The conversation obviously upset Yancey, but he didn't seem to be concerned that a stranger was listening.

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  • She searched around for a landmark that could be seen over the trees, but nothing was tall enough.

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  • It was hard to tell, but there were no trees ahead, so it must be the clearing.

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  • Unhurt, she would have no fear of wandering around to find her way, but her injury prevented any exploration.

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  • For a moment she contemplated silence, but what would be the point?

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  • His voice was rough, but the arm that encircled her waist held her gently.

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  • His hands might be soft, but he was capable of dealing with whatever came in his direction.

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  • Her expression was solemn, but the eyes that regarded Lisa were full of mischief.

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  • He took it harder than I thought he would, but being able to keep Tammy took the edge off it.

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  • Lisa glanced down the hallway, but Yancey was still in Tammy's room.

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  • If it had been anyone else, I would have accepted that, but she liked to control people.

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  • Sure, I'd love to go explore the woods with you, but let's forget about my legs.

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  • But just remember, it's the country that I'm interested in exploring.

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  • Some of the letters in the name were backward, but the date was clearly 1872.

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  • But people are out here all the time with ATV's, aren't they?

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  • She stepped away from him, but he grabbed one arm, turning her around to face him.

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  • She said nothing, but when they entered the kitchen to find Len sitting at the table, his expression was wary.

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  • She was facing Len, but kept Yancey in view.

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  • She needed to talk to him, but not here in front of the owner.

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  • But I don't like the way I've been treating you.

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  • But at least you had my best interest in mind.

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  • She hesitated a moment, wanting to tell him, but thinking she would be betraying Yancey if she did so.

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  • But Len didn't know all the facts, and that wasn't fair.

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  • No, but she did say he visited you.

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  • It looked cool and casual, but not provocative.

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  • The braids not only held it out of her eyes, but thinned the bottom part down enough that it would lay loose across her shoulders and down her back without frizzing.

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  • The restaurant was one that she had heard of, but couldn't afford to enjoy.

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  • He looked to be about 25, but he had a 3-year-old daughter.

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  • Who would have known that but Connie?

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  • The ride back was quiet, but the silence was a comfortable one, only becoming awkward when they reached the door of his house.

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  • It was too dark to see his expression, but it was obvious he was watching her.

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  • The porcelain clock on the wall proclaimed the time as ten minutes until twelve, but it didn't seem that late.

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  • Lisa filled a cup for each of them, but Yancey wasn't interested.

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  • That's right, but not until Sunday.

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  • A little memory work might be required, but anyone could count from nineteen to twenty.

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  • His gaze searched her eyes, but for once apparently found no answer.

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  • I know I'm mostly to blame for last night, but I'm not here to entertain you.

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  • For a moment she wanted to retract the part about being entertainment, but when he spoke she realized it might have been exactly what she needed to say.

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  • Tears filled her eyes, but she forced the water fight at her car into her mind to push out the other.

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  • I don't know what he wanted, but he certainly put you in a reflective mood.

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  • He's nice too, but he's gone a lot of the time.

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  • He's gone most of the time, but he doesn't have a job?

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  • No. I'm not saying it didn't happen, but I don't remember.

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  • He's handsome, mysterious and fills an empty spot... but love?

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  • But then, the question would be; what distracted her?

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  • Of course, it could happen, but it simply didn't fit his character.

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  • But then, it was like him not to reveal his thoughts or concerns – unless the mood hit him.

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  • She was tempted to try, but both he and Sarah would probably be watching.

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  • To her right was a blackberry thicket laden with berries – mostly red, but some dark.

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  • A mouse she could handle – literally, but a snake was something different.

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  • Probably, but I wouldn't be working off that cake and ice cream, either.

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  • But then, he didn't actually say he told her.

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  • Maybe he didn't like to walk, but he was certainly good at it – and capable of stealth.

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  • But no, he had Diablo with him – or did he?

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  • With the exception of the trail, of course, but he never appeared to be in any hurry – coming or going there.

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  • It was a soft kiss, not demanding but more inquisitive.

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  • He called out behind her, but she didn't stop.

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  • Suppressing the urge to laugh wasn't easy, but she managed it.

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  • Maybe so, but there have been many people attacked by bears - mostly black bears.

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  • A wry smile twisted his face, but the eyes softened.

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  • He never looked directly at her, but the way he held back branches was indication enough that he knew she was there and was thinking of her.

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  • Of course, she didn't leap cars with motorcycles or sky dive, but in retrospect, she had always been attracted to danger – at least to some degree.

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  • They might have considered her an innocent bystander in her relationship with Allen, but being on the sideline again would, at minimum, make them suspicious.

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  • Any excursion there after today would be against his instructions, but what she planned to do there wouldn't exactly be sanctioned anyway.

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  • Maybe there was nothing going on, but gut instinct said there was a story here – something big.

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  • She glanced up at Yancey, but he gave no indication he might give her any privacy.

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  • I don't know what he's up to, but I'm suspicious.

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  • Yancey moved away from the wall and reached for the phone, but she glared up at him, hugging the receiver to her chest.

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  • He was in his chair, trying to control his curiosity, but she couldn't let it rest at that.

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  • The answer surprised her, but for some reason she was sure he wouldn't hit her.

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  • Break every stick of furniture in the house, maybe, but not hit her.

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  • It was a foolish thing to say, given the circumstances, but she was up to her eyeballs with this lingering bad mood.

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  • His voice was harsh, but his expression was all hurt.

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  • She thought he was outside, but obviously he was near.

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  • At first she had thought he tried, but there was no missed call – no message.

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  • I keep warning you about the wild life, but you have to learn for yourself, don't you?

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  • A soft breeze carried a faint familiar odor, but it was gone before she could identify it.

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  • It was something she had smelled at the University ... but when and where?

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  • She darted around him and ran for the door, but he caught her half way.

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  • No, she wasn't sure, but that didn't seem to matter.

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  • The realization came slow and late, but clear.

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  • But you sent him to get information about Yancey, didn't you?

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  • That might be true, but none of it explained his kiss.

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  • But words never came to her lips, only long sobs.

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  • Everyone had tried to tell her, but she wouldn't listen.

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  • I banged on the door, but you didn't answer.

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  • She told him about everything but the kiss.

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  • It wasn't true, and Len wasn't buying it, but he said nothing.

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