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  • "How long will you be with us?" he asked.
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  • She came to the airport with him.
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  • Though I don't agree with the gentleman...
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  • Just then the man with the star came and stood before the Wizard.
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  • I'm not angry with you.
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  • Obviously he was still struggling with it.
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  • Out playing with Dawn.
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  • Alex asked with a grin.
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  • I went along with it.
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  • He started the car and they drove off, leaving Connie standing there on the curb looking after them with a troubled expression.
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  • "Are you afraid of getting fired?" she asked with a grin.
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  • With so many people at their house, it was fortunate that the weather was warm and dry so they could utilize the courtyard for the children.
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  • Communicating feelings with Alex wasn't always easy.
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  • With his return to work, things at the house shifted to a faster pace.
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  • Was he actually avoiding conversation with his father?
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  • I have much to work with!
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  • The radio had shifted into Christmas mode with one song after another.
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  • We'll have to be careful about that with the new baby.
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  • You're angry with me.
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  • She walked toward it and found the horse tied to a tree and standing motionless, with its head hanging down almost to the ground.
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  • And some stones came with them.
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  • The crowd drew up to the large table, at which sat gray-haired or bald seventy-year-old magnates, uniformed and besashed almost all of whom Pierre had seen in their own homes with their buffoons, or playing boston at the clubs.
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  • I worked with him for two years before I discovered who he really was.
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  • Leaning forward, she lifted his chin with her other hand and kissed his lips.
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  • It was called "Ivy Green" because the house and the surrounding trees and fences were covered with beautiful English ivy.
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  • Rinsing the razor, he laid it aside and wiped his face with the towel.
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  • She should discuss all this with Alex.
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  • Dorothy was surprised to find how patient the people were, for her own little heart was beating rapidly with excitement.
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  • In this book, I maintain the future will be without ignorance, disease, hunger, poverty, and war, and I support those assertions with history, data, and reason.
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  • They used to hang in long festoons from our porch, filling the whole air with their fragrance, untainted by any earthy smell; and in the early morning, washed in the dew, they felt so soft, so pure, I could not help wondering if they did not resemble the asphodels of God's garden.
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  • Maybe lifting had nothing to do with it.
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  • "I know," he said with a sigh, running fingers through his hair.
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  • One of the men is staying up with her.
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  • "That was an awful big quake," replied Zeb, with a white face.
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  • "Halt!" he cried to the men who were with him.
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  • Amusement twinkled in his eyes and played with the corners of his mouth.
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  • "Get a life," he answered instantly, his eyes twinkling with mirth.
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  • She pressed against him, moaning with delight.
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  • Nina returned with a dress made of dark purple velvet and satin.
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  • Alex was busy talking to a lady with a low-cut bodice.
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  • Dancing with someone that tall was going to be... interesting.
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  • If Alex felt the need to protect her from Gerald, maybe she shouldn't be dancing with him.
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  • The doctor called today to see if my condition had improved with the medication.
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  • Alex was doing everything in his power to provide her with all the experiences of a natural mother.
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  • Alex had destroyed it then with suspicion and accusations.
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  • Do the Sanders know where everything is and what needs to be done with the animals?
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  • He asked her to go back to Houston with him, enticing her with rides on the beach - and love all night.
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  • The white athletic undershirt contrasted attractively with his bronzed skin.
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  • Never had she seen Alex so hostile - not even with Josh.
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  • Jonathan was gazing up at Felipa with an adoring expression.
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  • With nothing more to do, she wandered in to watch him shave.
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  • I knew because he proved to me that I could trust him with my heart and soul - the way you trust your mother and father.
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  • I don't want to bond with a child only to have it taken away.
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  • Felipa was wearing a perky red satin gown with spaghetti straps and full skirt.
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  • Lifting the skirt slightly with one hand so she wouldn't trip on it, she let the other hand slide lightly down the banister for added balance.
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  • The boy flicked the big, boney horse with his whip and looked thoughtful.
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  • By the midpoint of the twentieth century, America's dreamers were preoccupied with the future—and not just any old future, but the great and glorious future that seemed inevitable.
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  • In addition to the assistance from the renters, the money finally gave her an income of her own, and the token independence that went with it.
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  • Alex swung around, his eyes twinkling with humor and that cute dimple teasing his cheek.
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  • "I'm sorry," she said with a sigh.
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  • The porch posts were black metal with a filigree design.
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  • The idea of making love in a strange bedroom was disturbing enough, but with only a door between them and the children, locked or not, it didn't feel right.
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  • She'd start feeling more comfortable with the room.
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  • Now eat with this.
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  • He bent his head and brushed her lips lightly with his own.
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  • A few minutes after they left, Felipa arrived with an older woman she introduced simply as Maria.
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  • Now his father was putting a damper on it with his all consuming, self-serving plots.
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  • Felipa pulled the hair up and used combs with amethyst jewels on them, giving the impression of long hair.
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  • I used to work with Alex as a Jr.
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  • I will stay with you tonight so you can rest.
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  • Sit down and have breakfast with us.
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  • He tucked his hands into his pockets and fixed Connie with a hostile stare.
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  • He stood and tossed the last bite into his mouth, washing it down with the last of his milk.
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  • It is not so good as a baby with your blood?
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  • Then we will all go down together and Maria can get acquainted with her while you are measured for a dress.
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  • "Whew," he said with a grin.
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  • Since then he had treated her with total respect.
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  • Why weren't you with them?
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  • Are you sure you want to go through with this?
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  • His features were too rugged to be described with such a word.
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  • Oh yes, he had overheard her conversation with Allen earlier and made his own deductions.
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  • Sarah turned to Lisa with a smile.
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  • "Later," he said with a grin that summoned the dimple below one eye.
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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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  • They put her through college and it was her intent to stay with them as long as they needed her.
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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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  • It will be so much fun to work on it with Jonathan and Destiny.
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  • "I prefer," he said with a smile.
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  • "After seven, sleepy head," she said with a smile.
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  • With everything going on, Carmen didn't have time to worry about flying, but when they were all sitting at the airport, she finally had time to stew over it.
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  • Carmen sat with her hands clutched together tightly as the plane taxied out to the runway.
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  • I have a mare; and we have a five-year-old mare with a colt, a four year-old filly, and a two-year-old filly... oh, and my mare is going to foal again in January.
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  • The smile came slowly, warming his eyes - touching them with humor.
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  • A wide porch stretched the length of the building, and above it were two balconies with black wrought iron banisters that curved out gracefully.
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  • Large Mahogany doors swung into an entry graced with antique furnishings.
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  • From the foyer, they entered a huge room with a wide staircase that curved gracefully from the balcony on the second floor.
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  • I think it is so cute the way you two flirt with each other.
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  • Well... they had been flirting with each other in the car.
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  • She rolled over and sat up, but he stopped her with a hand on her arm.
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  • Carmen's mouth went dry with fear.
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  • His face looked pale and he rode with an alien stiffness.
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  • We would not let him get on the horse with Destiny.
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  • Señor Medena asked Carmen and Alex to come to his office with him.
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  • Raising a brow, Señor Medena spoke with exaggerated patience.
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  • He looked pleased with himself until he saw Carmen.
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  • With sure graceful movements, he danced her around the room.
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  • She was beginning to see why Alex wasn't impressed with Señor Medena.
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  • Other than the one time he had lost his temper with her, she had never known him to be anything but gentle.
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  • Dulce appeared at Carmen's side, dressed in a dark blue gown with a high collar.
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  • He is very busy with Tessa tonight, do you think?
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  • Surely he must know that spending so much time with her might prove uncomfortable later.
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  • Even as she thought it, she knew her anger had nothing to do with their heritage.
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  • Her beef was with Dulce - and maybe Alex.
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  • Confidence returned with a warm rush.
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  • Then he turned back to his father, who was watching him with interest.
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  • When Carmen turned, Dulce was watching her with the same expression.
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  • "You speak to each other across the room with your eyes," she said as if it were some incredible feat.
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  • Her step was too long, making contact with his foot.
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  • My, aren't you the night owl tonight - the boy who has been dancing with me half the night.
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  • He danced with you that often and didn't tell you his name?
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  • He said he used to work with you.
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  • While the band was on break, Eduardo entertained them with some Spanish guitar.
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  • He was amazingly good, his fingers plucking the strings with quick nimble strokes.
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  • They mingled with the guests a little longer and then Carmen excused herself.
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  • Hopefully, this was his one and only session with drinking too much.
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  • They crawled into bed and she rolled on her side with her back to him.
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  • Not that one had anything to do with the other, but the technology of surrogacy would have been inconceivable back then.
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  • Alex admired the breasts - which probably rated him right up there with the majority of men.
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  • Actually, Dulce had been disrespectful with every look and word.
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  • Otherwise, he'll have to live with the idea that it will no longer be in the family after he passes.
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  • He turned, regarding her with apprehension.
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  • But eventually it would have caught up with you.
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  • His eyes twinkled with humor.
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  • When you bring the babies home, can I come stay with you for a while and help take care of them?
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  • With the photos in her hands, the fertilized eggs were a thing of the past.
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  • "I'm OK," she said in a voice saturated with tears.
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  • In a quiet room with no one looking on, she managed to get her emotions under control by focusing on Destiny.
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  • Alondra walked into the room with some tissues and a damp rag.
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  • Carmen wiped Destiny's face and eyes with the cool rag and used a tissue to wipe her nose.
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  • Her sadness had nothing to do with not appreciating their fortune.
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  • After supper they all gathered in the room with the tree.
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  • Jonathan and Alfonso were playing with the sticks as if they were swords.
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  • Alex excused himself early and Carmen stayed downstairs with the children.
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  • I guess it does sound dull when I talk about it, but it's never dull to me, and Alex seems to be happy with things.
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  • She immediately told him about the incident with Jonathan and Alfonso and he simply nodded.
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  • What's up with that, anyway?
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  • How would you feel if I was fighting with my brother and wouldn't tell you what we were fighting about?
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  • There isn't anything precious about this situation with Dulce.
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  • There's nothing you can do about this and there's no point in burdening you with it.
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  • Alex stiffened with the first word.
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  • The Alex she met and fell in love with was confident and generally happy.
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  • She longed to be with that Alex.
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  • Alex, I'm going to look at a house with your father.
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  • "Maybe it's even nicer inside," She said with a forced smile.
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  • The wooden banisters were polished to a high finish, and the hardwood stairs were covered on the walkway with more carpet.
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  • Only his idea of tempting her with a fine house hadn't worked.
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  • Surely Alex wasn't blind to the manipulation going on with intent to keep him in Texas.
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  • As with Josh, he had simply assumed a relationship.
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  • Other than an infatuation with Josh before she met Alex, there had been no one else.
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  • In fact, at the party he had spent an unnecessary amount of time with the woman he almost married – and hadn't even introduced her.
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  • Was that what Dulce was arguing with him about - that he didn't know what he wanted?
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  • Morning dawned with low-hanging clouds.
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  • His eyes twinkled with humor and the dimple appeared.
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  • Later, the jolting of the plane awakened her with a start.
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  • "I'm shocked," he said with a straight face.
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  • With Alex back at work and Jonathan at school, her attention turned to the nursery.
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  • I've never had anything to do with drugs.
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  • You can spend it with a free conscience.
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  • Her temper rose with her voice.
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  • By that time she was hungry and decided to make a deal with the night shift.
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  • With a heavy heart, she called his number.
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  • Even Mrs. Reynolds pitched in with some stuffed animals - a giraffe and horse.
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  • We're with them right now.
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  • I should have been with them tonight.
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  • "Maybe I was supposed to be with them," she thought, not realizing she spoke aloud.
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  • "You said maybe you were supposed to be with them," he reminded her.
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  • Sarah asked the question with genuine interest.
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  • Sarah eyed her with sympathy.
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  • Maybe if I'd been with them...
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  • If you had been with them you couldn't have done anything to prevent the accident.
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  • She had always been a recluse at heart, often declining a social outing with her friends so that she could be alone with a book or her writing.
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  • The room lit up with a bright flash of lightening, and thunder rattled the windowpane.
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  • Still, it was her first car and one with memories packed into it.
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  • Giddon was silent, giving all his attention to his food, but Tammy watched Lisa with interest, twirling her fork in her eggs and squirming in her chair.
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  • The movement caught Giddon's attention and he glanced from Tammy to Lisa with a puzzled expression.
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  • "No, you go ahead," Sarah interrupted with another wave of the hand.
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  • He indicated the space behind him with a wave of a hand.
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  • With an effort, she managed to straddle the vehicle behind him.
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  • And yet, its little engine hummed along with a surprising lack of noise.
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  • Far from the grouchy expression he had put on at the beginning of the ride, now his eyes flashed with humor, and his lips were twisted in a friendly smile.
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  • As a girl, she had wandered the woods with friends.
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  • He could have led her deep into the woods with intent to harm.
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  • She glanced around for some kind of weapon as they walked, and soon came up with a walking stick.
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  • Monstrous gray rocks jutted up from the earth and found themselves entwined with honeysuckle and briar vines.
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  • She was walking behind him, trying unsuccessfully to keep up with his long strides.
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  • When they stopped beside a wide shallow creek, he crouched with his back to her.
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  • It crossed her mind that he might trip on the mossy rocks, but he crossed the creek with sure steps.
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  • His smile was dry, but his eyes twinkled with mirth.
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  • She stood and wiped her face with her shirt sleeves, still hiccoughing.
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  • She must look a sight with red swollen eyes.
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  • "This way," he said, and then took off with long strides.
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  • She tried to keep up with him, but her legs ached from the unfamiliar exercise.
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  • His broad shoulders swayed with the swing of his stride.
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  • She encircled his neck with one arm, noting that his breathing didn't seem at all labored as he carried her across the creek.
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  • "It's nice to know you're not angry with me," she said dryly.
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  • He hesitated, studying her face with a puzzled expression.
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  • As if she hadn't been a burden in enough ways, now she had Mrs. Giddon upset with him.
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  • Refreshed from the inside out, she dressed and combed her hair with her fingers.
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  • She tried again with the same results.
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  • She came into the kitchen with her purse on one arm and joined the others.
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  • Sarah silently watched her son with what appeared to be amused interest.
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  • She eyed him with open disdain.
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  • Fine, let's get this over with.
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  • "Nothing," she said with a smile and then hugged Lisa.
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  • "I will," Lisa responded with surprise.
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  • Lisa hugged her with genuine feeling.
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  • Sarah studied the situation with wise eyes.
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  • The newspaper included a photo with the article about the wreck.
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  • I need someone to take care of Tammy and help Mom with the house and garden.
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  • It would be an excellent opportunity to get out of this house with its unpleasant memories.
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  • Good. Pack your clothes and come back with me.
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  • Belatedly, her mind caught up with her mouth.
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  • Of course she couldn't go with him.
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  • Giddon returned to his place on the couch, his eyes twinkling with humor and the slightest suggestion of a smile playing at the corners of his mouth.
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  • The minute they entered the room Connie shut the door and turned to her with wide eyes.
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  • He has a daughter, but his wife must not live with him because he needs a sitter, she stammered.
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  • Actually, she knew very little about the man with whom she had promised to spend the summer.
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  • His mother lives there with him, so it's not like we'd be all alone out there.
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  • Lisa hesitated, not wanting to alarm her friend with the details.
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  • He favored her with one of his wry smiles.
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  • With every second, they were getting farther from the safety of civilization.
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  • "I said," she repeated with feigned confidence.
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  • I don't want her to be stuck with the responsibility of my child.
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  • For the most part, the work she did for the Giddon family was little more than she would have done at home - with the exception that at home she probably would have made a sandwich instead of a meal.
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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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  • On these occasions she took Tammy with her, and Lisa was left to enjoy her precious solitude.
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  • She touched her lips with trembling fingers, her face burning.
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  • When they reached door he paused, gazing down at her with an unreadable expression.
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  • She preceded him into the house and swiftly burdened the table with lunch.
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  • His concern probably had little to do with her safety, though.
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  • It was hard to picture him involved with anything illegal... but why?
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  • The path became more indistinct with each step, eventually coming to an end in dense underbrush.
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  • He gazed down at her with nothing less than adoration.
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  • With everyone gone, she could enjoy the solitude.
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  • So you're on a first name basis with him, huh?
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  • She glanced down at her conservative one-piece suit and was suddenly consumed with fury.
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  • Lisa leaned over the sack and examined the cookies with the expected enthusiasm.
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  • Tammy hurled herself across the room into his arms and started lavishing him with kisses and hugs that he returned with equal enthusiasm.
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  • After lunch, Giddon's offer to help Lisa with the dishes was met by a raised eyebrow from Sarah.
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  • She glanced up to find him watching her with masked emotion.
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  • She met his regard with equal composer, in spite of the fact that the conversation was beginning to make her feel extremely uncomfortable.
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  • His expression revealed surprise for a brief moment, and then his eyes flashed with anger.
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  • If he was going to start throwing things, she had no intention of staying there in the kitchen alone with him.
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  • So much for helping her with the dishes.
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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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  • The black car sat outside the building with its trunk open.
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  • Had Allen been here to make a drug deal with Giddon?
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  • He studied her face with mocking eyes, and his mouth twisted into a humorless smile.
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  • She had to come up with something better than that.
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  • "I don't believe in picking every flower I find in the woods," she said with feigned disdain.
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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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  • I don't believe in fraternizing with the boss.
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  • If you want to walk this late in the evening, you need to make sure I'm with you.
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  • He is handsome, but I've never met anyone with such moods!
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  • He hadn't discouraged the short telephone calls with Connie on his phone.
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  • It was bits and pieces of a telephone conversation with a mystery person.
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  • It was stuffed with one thousand dollar bills – fifty of them.
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  • She quickly replaced the envelope with shaking hands, making sure it was in exactly the same position as she found it.
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  • With the note in her hand, she opened the door slightly and peeked out.
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  • Afterward he left, shutting the door with force.
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  • She lit with one foot underneath her body, and the momentum of her fall threw her forward - over the ledge.
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  • Fear clutched at her heart with cold fingers.
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  • In a voice quaking with fear, she began to sing.
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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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  • After having her wiggle her toes and move her ankle this way and that, he finally stepped back and observed her with a frown.
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  • His big hands were surprisingly gentle as he wrapped her foot and secured it with tiny safety pins.
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  • Even she would have had trouble working with something so little, but his big hands dispensed with the job in short order.
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  • He glanced up and met her gaze with an expression that made her heart flutter.
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  • The humor in Sarah's eyes was immediately replaced with concern - and then a guarded expression.
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  • Sarah glanced up with a short laugh.
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  • Yancey stepped through the door with his arms full of groceries and Lisa didn't miss the warning look he shot his mother.
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  • Her dark shining hair was pulled back loosely with bejeweled combs and hung in loose curls down her back.
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  • "You're supposed to eat with a spoon or a fork," she instructed calmly as she finished wiping the little hand.
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  • "I wondered if you were ever going to come back," she said, moving eagerly into step with him.
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  • This would be suitable with you?
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  • Destiny is with Felipa.
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  • On the other side of the thick entry door was a sitting room with lush wine colored carpet.
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  • He had been spending too much time with the television lately.
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  • She wasn't looking forward to being in the room with Alex right now - especially so with the children there to listen.
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  • Alex stared down at her with a bewildered expression.
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  • She'd deal with him later.
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  • She caught up with Dulce at the top of the stairs.
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  • Dulce's eyes were bloodshot and her cheeks were covered with tears.
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  • Consumed with sobs, Dulce simply shook her head.
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  • That familiar cold feeling washed over her again with a wave that was staggering.
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  • Conversation with Dulce was futile.
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  • You knew when I was arguing with you.
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  • I knew because I was in love with you.
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  • If Dulce hadn't chased him so hard, would he have fallen in love with her?
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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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  • No matter what she said, getting him back meant financial security - a roof over her head and everything that went along with it.
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  • With that in mind, she went downstairs to collect her valuables.
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  • Alex was lounging with one shoulder against the wall on the other side of the family room when Carmen walked in.
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  • She shrugged with as much elegance as she could muster, and eyed him with deliberate interest.
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  • With that behind her, she turned to another subject - one equally disturbing.
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  • Alex, why were you with Tessa all evening?
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  • I was talking with Morino until almost midnight.
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  • I'm sorry I kept you waiting, but Tessa had nothing to do with it.
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  • No wonder he thought she didn't want to be burdened with the details.
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  • He turned, pausing with the cup of coffee half way to his lips.
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  • What's wrong with it?
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  • Surely they had other people who spoke Spanish - people familiar with the customer.
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  • He didn't want anything to do with them, so they didn't exist.
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  • He didn't want to go and he had made no effort to get along with his father.
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  • Maybe he meant he was sick of all the bickering with his family.
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  • He said I could spend his money with a clear conscience.
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  • Katie piled the potatoes in another pan and picked it up, along with the knife and a bag of peals.
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  • Carmen sat Destiny on the floor and picked up the pan of pealed potatoes, along with a paring knife.
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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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  • Mom always had a good relationship with her sister and brother.
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  • Mom told me that Dad forgave her for her affair with Señor Medena.
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  • I'm sure that had a lot to do with it - that and the connections.
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  • He must have been overwhelmed with the responsibility - and guilt.
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  • You know how stubborn you are about not doing business with dishonest people.
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  • He shared them with me.
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  • Maybe it caught up with him.
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  • Consequently, it made more sense to submit to Alex than argue with him.
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  • When she woke, shortly before Alex arrived, she played quietly with a doll while Carmen prepared supper.
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  • Carmen covered her mouth with her hands.
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  • A few times she nodded off, but for the most part she was able to stay awake until Alex arrived the next morning with Katie.
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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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  • "She could stay with us," Katie interjected.
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  • Jonathan helped her feed and water the animals and then she took him to the hospital with her.
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  • "Good afternoon," Carmen responded, punctuating it with a quick kiss on his lips.
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  • "If you wake me up early, I'll help you with the chores too," Jonathan told Alex.
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  • With it came a host of nightmares.
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  • You go on home with Jonathan.
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  • The arm with the IV rested across her chest and the other hung limply.
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  • If he was coming down with a cold, he needed rest - and Destiny didn't need to be exposed to it.
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  • Destiny coughed and sat up with a wale that sounded more like a broken growl.
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  • Destiny stiffened with a fit of coughing and then drug a deep rattling breath.
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  • Oh my, you shouldn't be inside the tent with her.
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  • Minutes later when the nurse arrived with a syringe of medicine, Destiny was asleep again, still clutching the doll to her chest.
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  • Felipa definitely needed his help with chartering the helicopter, but he could have done that from Houston.
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  • He spoke so clearly and with such conviction that Carmen wondered if he was thinking about Alex.
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  • It was much easier to sleep with his protective arm around her waist.
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  • I came down with Felipa to get something to eat.
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  • She couldn't be with Destiny and Alex at the same time.
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  • He's at home with Jonathan and he can't come in because Destiny might catch what he has.
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  • Maybe Señor Medena was trying to ingratiate himself with Alex.
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  • She wiped the pot with a dishtowel and carefully placed it on the coffee maker.
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  • Maybe he was impressed with how quickly Jonathan improved.
    1
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  • March came in like a lion with a snow storm.
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  • It started with Crocus and Jonquils and then the fruit trees as the weather grew warmer.
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  • Destiny helped her with planting the green bean seeds.
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  • Carmen watched with Destiny while they waited anxiously for Alex.
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  • Maybe it was the thing with Dulce again.
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  • Maybe that was what he had been so preoccupied with lately.
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  • I know you would stand beside me - maybe even in front of me with the intent of protecting me.
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  • How could a man with four million in the bank be in financial danger?
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  • Maybe it had something to do with his investments.
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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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  • As a matter of fact, he hadn't said that since he spent half the night with his old flame.
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  • If it was Tessa or Dulce, she needed to fight fire with fire.
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  • Besides, Destiny would be there to assist with creating the required amount of restraint.
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  • Since everyone knew the way to a man's heart was through his stomach, she started with a special meal.
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  • Corn seasoned with red bell peppers and black beans made a colorful vegetable.
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  • With the food warming, Carmen took Destiny to her room and dressed.
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  • She helped Destiny into a frilly white dress with yellow trim and they both finished up with white sandals.
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  • Carmen tied Destiny's curls with a yellow ribbon.
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  • With everything ready, they sat on the window seat and watched for Alex.
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  • She ran the bath water for Destiny and helped her into the tub with her toy before rejoining Alex.
    1
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  • Still, life with Alex was romance.
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  • "My pleasure," she responded with equal sincerity.
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  • Alex continued to be preoccupied with his problem - whatever it was.
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  • How long are you going to put up with this?
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  • Maybe she wasn't happy with the way her parents lived.
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  • In any case, Alex might not be happy with her old-fashioned ideas.
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  • He said Alex was the kind of man who would crawl into bed with a woman on the first date.
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  • "I didn't know," he repeated with more emphasis.
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  • With the initial shock out of the way, she focused on the facts.
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  • She said he wouldn't let her take him with her.
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  • Carmen left her chair in one quick movement and circled his neck with her arms, kissing him on the temple.
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  • Now they could discuss things instead of avoiding sensitive subjects - build on their relationship instead of tearing it down with the same demolition ball.
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  • This time Señor Medena greeted Carmen with a hug.
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  • She greeted them with a big smile, hugging each of them as if they were old friends she hadn't seen in a decade.
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  • At any rate, Alex joined forces with his father in the request for a DNA test.
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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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  • Being able to discuss such things with him was as comforting as it was new.
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  • What was this sudden obsession with her ability to run the ranch, and what made him think she was qualified?
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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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  • While you are under my roof, you will treat me with respect.
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  • Carmen set her jaw and challenged them each with a stern look.
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  • Everyone was watching her with a horrified expression - even Jonathan and Destiny.
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  • Eureka was a dark Appaloosa with dark spots on white loins, quarters and croup.
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  • Alex was in the family room and Jonathan was still in his room, so she went searching for Alex to help her with the zipper.
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  • He was sitting in his chair, everything from the top of his head to his thighs covered with the newspaper he was holding out to read.
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  • He stood and assisted her with the zipper.
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  • Carmen gazed down at Matthew, overwhelmed with the joy of motherhood.
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  • She looked up at Alex, teasing him with her eyes.
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  • It wasn't as if she was in the habit of discussing such things - especially with strangers.
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  • Maybe we would have felt this way with them if things had been different.
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  • He was with her physically and attached emotionally, yet his thoughts were severed.
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  • "Dad," his voice was quiet... filled with emotion.
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  • Carmen was breast feeding Matthew and Felipa was feeding Natalie with a bottle.
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  • With every step up to the office where Señor Medena waited, he dreaded the conversation.
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  • Right now all he wanted to do was get it over with.
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  • Felipa and Alondra see how it is with Carmen.
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  • I have talked with Dulce.
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  • I see how it is with your children.
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  • I wish it to be so with all who live in my home.
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  • In spite of the continual struggle for custody, he had felt more welcome at the Medena home than he had with his step-father's family.
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  • If she had stayed with her husband and they had more children, would he have felt financially responsible for the others as well?
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  • This is why Dulce argues with you.
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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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  • Well, for starters, I'd have had to compete with every other guy in school.
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  • Even the way she wore her hair, with those braids wrapped around the top of her head like a crown and the long shiny blond curls falling around her shoulders and down her back – she wasn't simply beautiful.
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  • Lathum dismissed the subject with a shrug.
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  • Lathum eyed him with poorly veiled amusement.
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  • If Lisa was involved with both Spencer and Mertz, maybe she was an informant for Spenser.
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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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  • I'll ride with the last ambulance.
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  • He walked away with his clipboard in hand, barking some orders at another officer.
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  • In those last moments when it was too late, she had decided to go with them.
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  • His bright smile with the two missing front teeth faded as he realized they were leaving without her.
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  • A newspaper with Allen's picture on it lay opened on the coffee table.
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  • Allen couldn't be rejected, so he belittled her intelligence, the close relationship with her family and accused her of cheating on him.
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  • And yet, she had honored her promise to go with him to the party the next night.
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  • Uncomfortable about riding in the car with him, she had offered to drive.
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  • There was no reasoning with him, so she accepted a ride with her best friend, Connie.
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  • Then came the arrest, and with it the fear of being questioned by the police.
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  • Jarred from her thoughts, she began filling a tube with blue icing.
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  • Apparently time had caught up with Mom before she could finish.
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  • On the sides of the cake, she drew the Toyota emblem, finishing up with some scrolls.
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  • Maybe Nick and Angela would like to go with her to visit the old place in the mountains after she graduated.
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  • Codes mingled with names and addresses in a request for medical assistance.
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  • Connie returned with a cool damp rag which she placed on Lisa's face and then the back of her neck.
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  • Feeling returned with a vengeance and her head pounded mercilessly.
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  • She jumped up, pushing them all away, darting for the bathroom with a hand over her mouth.
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  • But I want to be with them.
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  • She woke several times briefly; once to see Len and an older officer with white hair talking in the hallway outside her cubicle in the emergency room.
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  • It's in the freezer, in a plastic bag wrapped with foil.
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  • She handed them to Howard, who watched her face with a puzzled expression.
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  • "Of course I'm not alright," she answered with an irritated edge to her voice.
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  • Quint hesitated a moment, watching Lisa with an uncertain expression.
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  • Lisa came home from the hospital the day before the funeral and Connie insisted on staying with her for a while.
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  • They watched her with matching troubled expressions, asking the same questions and getting the same answer.
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  • "I like being here with you," she insisted.
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  • I could be a room mate – help you with the bills and pay rent.
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  • I don't need help with the bills.
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  • Ask Len to go with you.
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  • Do you think everything they have done has been with the single ambition of getting third-party information out of you?
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  • He's staying here with you, isn't he?
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  • I heard someone was staying with you.
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  • "No one is staying with me," she answered sharply, and then realized she had revealed she was alone.
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  • She wandered around the house with a foreboding that this was the last time she would see it.
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  • But they had been inconvenienced enough with all her problems.
    1
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  • Ahead was nothing but a narrow dirt road lined with mature Oak trees and brush.
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  • The car abruptly halted its progress, slinging Lisa against the steering wheel with bone jarring force.
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  • Paralyzed with fear, Lisa waited, expecting the car to slide over the edge.
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  • Carefully she moved her feet into a position with better leverage.
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  • She opened the door and slid her legs out one by one, trying to avoid contact with the car.
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  • If you weren't concerned about your own life, you might have thought about your chances of taking someone else with you.
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  • His eyes clouded with belated concern and his voice lost its edge.
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  • He surveyed her slender figure with obvious appreciation.
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  • Beginning at his dusty oxfords and indigo blue jeans, her scrutiny continued up to a neatly tucked in worn white cotton shirt with the sleeves rolled up to mid arm.
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  • She climbed the hill with dragging steps.
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  • The car rocked slightly with a gust of wind.
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  • Still, years of warnings about getting into cars with strangers compelled her to hesitate.
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  • I live with my mother and daughter.
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  • Her cheeks warmed with more than embarrassment.
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  • His voice was gruff, and his brows were drawn together in a frown... and yet the blue eyes twinkled with humor.
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  • She shrugged and accepted his invitation with some reservation.
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  • It had been foolish to climb into the car with him.
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  • A gray brick house dominated the landscape, its ranch style sprawling in a U shape with a garage on one end.
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  • The furnishings were of a dark wood, possibly cherry, with hand carved designs.
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  • Paintings hung on every wall and expensive looking pottery lamps with hand painted shades gave the room a warm glow.
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  • Her large brown eyes took in Lisa with surprise and she threw her son a questioning look.
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  • Oh my, you're fortunate the car didn't go over the edge with you in it!
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  • Her hand hung over the phone a minute as she fought with the urge to call Howard.
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  • It would only cause him more trouble, both with the trip and wagging tongues.
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  • Lisa felt an immediate bond with the slender mother of her rescuer.
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  • I'd be glad to help you with supper.
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  • I'm sure you feel guilty, but it's fortunate that you weren't with them.
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  • He spooned mashed potatoes onto his plate with a vengeance and said nothing more the rest of the meal.
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  • She felt somehow drawn to the picture of a frail looking girl with dark eyes that looked out hauntingly from a delicately beautiful face.
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  • It would be different with his wife.
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  • With Yancey's kind, there's no such thing as a mild emotion, neither in anger nor in love.
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  • She was romantically involved with Yancey.
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  • He studied her over the rim of his reading glasses, and his eyes warmed with a smile.
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