stronger than he’d expected. My limbs all jerked and thrashed in
different directions, and his grip on my neck slipped. He tried to get
a better hold, and some instinct made me pull myself into him rather
than away, as he was expecting. I only pulled half a foot closer to
him, but that got my chin out of the stream, and enough of my mouth to
choke some of the water back out and drag in a breath.
He fought to push me back into the stream, but I wriggled and
wedged myself under him so that his own weight was working against who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница his
goal. I was still reacting to the water in my lungs, coughing and
spasming out of control.
“Enough!” Kyle growled.
He pulled himself off me, and I tried to drag myself away.
“Oh, no, you don’t! ” he spit through his teeth.
It was over, and I knew it.
There was something wrong with my injured leg. It felt numb, and I
couldn’t make it do what I wanted. I could only push myself along the
floor with my arms and my good leg. I was coughing too hard to do even
that well. Too hard to scream again.
Kyle grabbed my who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница wrist and yanked me up from the floor. The weight
of my body made my leg buckle, and I slumped into him.
He got both my wrists in one hand and wrapped the other arm around
my waist. He pulled me off the floor and into his side, like an
awkward bag of flour. I twisted, and my good leg kicked against the
“Let’s get this over with.”
He jumped over the smaller stream with a bound and carried me
toward the closest sinkhole. The steam from the hot spring washed my
He was going to throw me into the dark, hot hole who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница and let the
boiling water pull me into the ground as it burned me.
“No, no!” I shouted, my voice too hoarse and low to carry.
I writhed frantically. My knee knocked against one of the ropy
rock columns, and I hooked my foot around it, trying to yank myself
out of his grip. He jerked me free with an impatient grunt.
At least that loosened his hold enough that I could make one more
move. It had worked before, so I tried it again. Instead of trying to
free myself, I twisted in and wrapped my legs around his waist,
locking the who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница good ankle around the bad, trying to ignore the pain so
that I could get a good hold there.
“Get off me, you -” He fought to knock me loose, and I jerked one
of my wrists free. I wrapped that arm around his neck and grabbed his
thick hair. If I was going into the black river, so was he.
Kyle hissed and stopped prying at my leg long enough to punch my
I gasped in pain but got my other hand into his hair.
He wrapped both arms around me, as if we were embracing rather
than locked in a killing struggle who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница. Then he grabbed my waist from both
sides and heaved with all his strength against my hold.
His hair started to come out in my hands, but he just grunted and
I could hear the steaming water rushing close by, right below me,
it seemed. The steam billowed up in a thick cloud, and for a minute I
couldn’t see anything but Kyle’s face, twisted with rage into
something beastlike and merciless.
I felt my bad leg giving. I tried to pull myself closer to him,
but his brute strength was winning against my desperation. He would
have me free in who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница a moment, and I would fall into the hissing steam and
Jared! Jamie! The thought, the agony, belonged to both Melanie and
me. They would never know what had happened to me. Ian. Jeb. Doc.
Walter. No goodbyes.
Kyle abruptly jumped into the air and came down with a thud. The
jarring impact had the effect he wanted: my legs came loose.
But before he could take advantage, there was another result.
The cracking sound was deafening. I thought the whole cave was
coming down. The floor shuddered beneath us.
Kyle gasped and jumped back, taking me-hands still locked in his
hair who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница-with him. The rock under his feet, with more cracking and
groaning, began to crumble away.
Our combined weight had broken the brittle lip of the hole. As
Kyle stumbled away, the crumbling followed his heavy steps. It was
faster than he was.
A piece of the floor disappeared from under his heel, and he went
down with a thud. My weight pushed him back hard, and his head smacked
sharply against a stone pillar. His arms fell away from me, limp.
The cracking of the floor settled into a sustained groan. I could
feel it shiver beneath Kyle’s body.
I was on his chest who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница. Our legs dangled above empty space, the steam
condensing into a million drops on our skin.
There was no answer.
I was afraid to move.
You’ve got to get off him. You’re too heavy together.
Carefully-use the pillar. Pull away from the hole.
Whimpering in fear, too terrified to think for myself, I did as
Melanie ordered. I freed my fingers from Kyle’s hair and climbed
gingerly over his unconscious form, using the pillar as an anchor to
pull myself forward. It felt steady enough, but the floor still moaned
I pulled myself past who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница the pillar and onto the ground beyond it.
This ground stayed firm under my hands and knees, but I scrambled
farther away, toward the safety of the exit tunnel.
There was another crack, and I glanced back. One of Kyle’s legs
drooped farther down as a rock fell from beneath it. I heard the
splash this time as the chunk of stone met the river below. The ground
shuddered under his weight.
He’s going to fall, I realized.
Good, Melanie snarled.
If he falls, he can’t kill us, Wanda. If he doesn’t fall, he will.
I can’t just who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница…
Yes, you can. Walk away. Don’t you want to live?
I did. I wanted to live.
Kyle could disappear. And if he did, there was a chance that no
one would ever hurt me again. At least not among the people here.
There was still the Seeker to consider, but maybe she would give up
someday, and then I could stay here indefinitely with the humans I
My leg throbbed, pain replacing some of the numbness. Warm fluid
trickled down my lips. I tasted the moisture without thinking and
realized it was my blood.
Walk away, Wanderer. I want to live. I want who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница a choice, too.
I could feel the tremors from where I stood. Another piece of
floor splashed into the river. Kyle’s weight shifted, and he slid an
inch toward the hole.
Let him go.
Melanie knew better than I what she was talking about. This was
her world. Her rules.
I stared at the face of the man who was about to die-the man who
wanted me dead. With him unconscious, Kyle’s face was no longer that
of an angry animal. It was relaxed, almost peaceful.
The resemblance to his brother was very apparent.
No! Melanie protested.
I crawled back to who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница him on my hands and knees-slowly, feeling the
ground with care before each inch I moved. I was too afraid to go
beyond the pillar, so I hooked my good leg around it, an anchor again,
and leaned around to wedge my hands under Kyle’s arms and over his
I heaved so hard I nearly pulled my arms from their sockets, but
he didn’t move. I heard a sound like the trickle of sand through an
hourglass as the floor continued to dissolve into tiny pieces.
I yanked again, but the only result was that the trickle sped up.
Shifting who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница his weight was breaking the floor faster.
Just as I thought that, a large chunk of rock plummeted into the
river, and Kyle’s precarious balance was overthrown. He began to fall.
“No!” I screamed, the siren bursting from my throat again. I
flattened myself against the column and managed to pin him to the
other side, locking my hands around his wide chest. My arms ached.
“Help me!” I shrieked. “Somebody! Help!”
CHAPTER 33. Doubted
Another splash. Kyle’s weight tortured my arms.
“Help me! Kyle! The floor! Help!”
I had my face pressed against the stone, my eyes toward who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница the cave
entrance. The light was bright overhead as the day dawned. I held my
breath. My arms screamed.
“Wanda! Where are you?”
Ian leaped through the door, the rifle in his hands, held low and
ready. His face was the angry mask his brother had worn.
“Watch out!” I screamed at him. “The floor is breaking up! I can’t
hold him much longer!”
It took him two long seconds to process the scene that was so
different from the one he’d been expecting-Kyle, trying to kill me.
The scene that had been, just seconds ago.
Then he threw the gun who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница to the cave floor and started toward me with
a long stride.
“Get down-disperse your weight!”
He dropped to all fours and scuttled to me, his eyes burning in
the light of dawn.
“Don’t let go,” he cautioned.
I groaned in pain.
He assessed for another second, and then slid his body behind
mine, pushing me closer to the rock. His arms were longer than mine.
Even with me in the way, he was able to get his hands around his
“One, two, three,” he grunted.
He pulled Kyle up against the rock, much more securely than I’d
had him. The who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница movement smashed my face into the pillar. The bad side,
though-it couldn’t get much more scarred at this point.
“I’m going to pull him to this side. Can you squeeze out?”
I loosened my hold on Kyle, feeling my shoulders ache in relief,
making sure Ian had him. Then I wriggled out from between Ian and the
rock, careful not to put myself on a dangerous section of the floor. I
crawled backward a few feet toward the door, ready to make a grab for
Ian if he started slipping.
Ian hauled his inert brother around who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница one side of the pillar,
dragging him in jerks, a foot at a time. More of the floor crumbled,
but the foundation of the pillar remained intact. A new shelf formed
about two feet out from the column of rock.
Ian crawled backward the way I had, dragging his brother along in
short surges of muscle and will. Within a minute, we were all three in
the mouth of the corridor, Ian and I breathing in gasps.
“What… the hell… happened?”
“Our weight… was too… much. Floor caved in.”
“What were you doing… by the edge? With Kyle?”
I put who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница my head down and concentrated on breathing.
Well, tell him.
What will happen then?
You know what will happen. Kyle broke the rules. Jeb will shoot
him, or they’ll kick him out. Maybe Ian will beat the snot out of him
first. That would be fun to watch.
Melanie didn’t really mean it-I didn’t think so, anyway. She was
just still mad at me for risking our lives to save our would-be
Exactly, I told her. And if they kick Kyle out for me… or kill
him… I shuddered. Well, can’t you see how little sense that would
make who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница? He’s one of you.
We’ve got a life here, Wanda. You’re jeopardizing that.
It’s my life, too. And I’m… well, I’m me.
Melanie groaned in disgust.
“Wanda?” Ian demanded.
“Nothing,” I muttered.
“You’re a rotten liar. You know that, right?”
I kept my head down and breathed.
“What did he do?”
“Nothing,” I lied. Poorly.
Ian put his hand under my chin, pulled my face up. “Your nose is
bleeding.” He twisted my head to the side. “And there’s more blood in
“I-hit my head when the floor fell.”
“On who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница both sides?”
Ian glared at me for a long moment. The darkness of the tunnel
muted the brilliance of his eyes.
“We should get Kyle to Doc-he really cracked his head when he went
“Why are you protecting him? He tried to kill you.” It was a
statement of fact, not a question. His expression slowly melted from
anger to horror. He was imagining what we had been doing on that
unstable shelf-I could see that in his eyes. When I did not answer, he
spoke again in a whisper. “He was going to throw you in the river…” A
strange tremor who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница shook his body.
Ian had one arm around Kyle-he’d collapsed that way and seemed too
tired to move. Now he shoved his unconscious brother away roughly,
sliding farther from him in disgust. He slid into me and wrapped his
arms around my shoulders. He pulled me close against his chest-I could
feel his breath go in and out, still more ragged than normal.
It felt very strange.
“I should roll him right back in there and kick him over the edge
I shook my head frantically, making it throb in pain. “No.”
“Saves time. Jeb made the rules who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница clear. You try to hurt someone
here, there are penalties. There’ll be a tribunal.”
I tried to pull away from him, but he tightened his grip. It
wasn’t frightening, not like the way Kyle had grabbed me. But it was
upsetting-it threw me off balance. “No. You can’t do that, because no
one broke the rules. The floor collapsed, that’s all.”
“He’s your brother.”
“He knew what he was doing. He’s my brother, yes, but he did what
he did, and you are… you are… my friend.”
“He did nothing. He is human,” I whispered who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница. “This is his place,
“We’re not having this discussion again. Your definition of human
is not the same as mine. To you, it means something… negative. To me,
it’s a compliment-and by my definition, you are and he isn’t. Not
“Human isn’t a negative to me. I know you now. But Ian, he’s your
“A fact that shames me.”
I pushed away from him again. This time, he let me go. It might
have had something to do with the moan of pain that escaped my lips
when I moved my leg.
“Are you who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница okay?”
“I think so. We need to find Doc, but I don’t know if I can walk.
I-I hit my leg, when I fell.”
A growl strangled in his throat. “Which leg? Let me see.”
I tried to straighten out my hurt leg-it was the right one-and
groaned again. His hands started at my ankle, testing the bones, the
joints. He rotated my ankle carefully.
“Higher. Here.” I pulled his hand to the back of my thigh, just
above the knee. I moaned again when he pressed the sore place. “It’s
not broken or anything, I don’t who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница think. Just really sore.”
“Deep muscle bruise, at least,” he muttered. “And how did this
“Must have… landed on a rock when I fell.”
He sighed. “Okay, let’s get you to Doc.”
“Kyle needs him more than I do.”
“I have to go find Doc anyway-or some help. I can’t carry Kyle
that far, but I can certainly carry you. Oops-hold on.”
He turned abruptly and ducked back into the river room. I decided
I wouldn’t argue with him. I wanted to see Walter before… Doc had
promised to wait for me. Would that first dose of who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница painkiller wear off
soon? My head swam. There was so much to worry about, and I was so
tired. The adrenaline had drained, leaving me empty.
Ian came back with the gun. I frowned because this reminded me
that I’d wished for it before. I didn’t like that.
Without thinking, he handed the gun to me. I let it fall into my
open palms, but I couldn’t curl my hands around it. I decided it was a
suitable punishment, to have to carry the thing.
Ian chuckled. “How anyone could be afraid of you…” he mumbled to
He picked me who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница up easily and was moving before I was settled. I
tried to keep the tenderest parts-the back of my head, the back of my
leg-from resting on him too hard.
“How’d your clothes get so wet?” he asked. We were passing under
one of the fist-sized skylights, and I could see the hint of a grim
smile on his pale lips.
“I don’t know,” I muttered. “Steam?”
We passed into darkness again.
“You’re missing a shoe.”
We passed through another beam of light, and his eyes flashed
sapphire. They were serious now, locked on my face who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница.
“I’m… very glad that you weren’t hurt, Wanda. Hurt worse, I should
I didn’t answer. I was afraid of giving him something to use
Jeb found us just before we hit the big cave. There was enough
light for me to see the sharp glint of curiosity in his eyes when he
saw me in Ian’s arms, face bleeding, the gun resting gingerly on my
“You were right, then,” Jeb guessed. The curiosity was strong, but
the steel in his tone was stronger. His jaw was tight beneath the fan
of his beard. “I didn’t hear who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница a shot. Kyle?”
“He’s unconscious,” I said in a rush. “You need to warn
everyone-part of the floor collapsed in the river room. I don’t know
how stable it is now. Kyle hit his head really hard trying to get out
of the way. He needs Doc.”
Jeb raised one eyebrow so high it almost touched the faded
bandanna at his hairline.
“That’s the story,” Ian said, making no effort to conceal his
doubt. “And she’s apparently sticking to it.”
Jeb laughed. “Let me take that off your hands,” he said to me.
I let him have the gun willingly who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница. He laughed again at my
“I’ll get Andy and Brandt to help me with Kyle. We’ll follow
“Keep a close eye on him when he wakes up,” Ian said in a hard
Jeb slouched off, looking for more hands. Ian hurried me toward
the hospital cave.
“Kyle could be really hurt… Jeb should hurry.”
“Kyle’s head is harder than any rock in this place.”
The long tunnel felt longer than usual. Was Kyle dying, despite my
efforts? Was he conscious again and looking for me? What about Walter?
Was he sleeping… or who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница gone? Had the Seeker given up her hunt, or would
she be back now that it was light again?
Will Jared still be with Doc? Mel added her questions to mine.
Will he be angry when he sees you? Will he know me?
When we reached the sunlit southern cave, Jared and Doc didn’t
look like they’d moved much. They leaned, side by side, against Doc’s
makeshift desk. It was quiet as we approached. They weren’t talking,
just watching Walter sleep.
They started up with wide eyes as Ian carried me into the light
and laid me on the who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница cot next to Walter’s. He straightened my right leg
Walter was snoring. That sound eased some of my tension.
“What now?” Doc demanded angrily. He was bending over me as soon
as the words were out, wiping at the blood on my cheek.
Jared’s face was frozen in surprise. He was being careful, not
letting the expression give way to anything else.
“Kyle,” Ian answered at the same time that I said, “The floor -”
Doc looked back and forth between us, confused.
Ian sighed and rolled his eyes. Absently, he laid one hand lightly
on my forehead. “The floor crumbled who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница by the first river hole. Kyle fell
back and cracked his head on a rock. Wanda saved his worthless life.
She says she fell, too, when the floor gave.” Ian gave Doc a
meaningful look. “Something,” he said the word sarcastically, “bashed
the back of her head pretty good.” He started listing. “Her nose is
bleeding but not broken, I don’t think. She’s got some damage to the
muscle here.” He touched my sore thigh. “Knees sliced up pretty good,
got her face again, but I think maybe I did that, trying to pull Kyle
out of the hole. Shouldn’t have bothered.” Ian who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница muttered the last part.
“Anything else?” Doc asked. At that moment, his fingers, probing
along my side, reached the place where Kyle had punched me. I gasped.
Doc tugged my shirt up, and I heard both Ian and Jared hiss at
what they saw.
“Let me guess,” Ian said in a voice like ice. “You fell on a
“Good guess,” I agreed, breathless. Doc was still touching my
side, and I was trying to hold back whimpers.
“Might have broken a rib, not sure,” Doc murmured. “I wish I could
give you something for the pain -”
“Don’t worry about that, Doc,” I panted who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница. “I’m okay. How’s Walter?
Did he wake up at all?”
“No, it will take some time to sleep that dose off,” Doc said. He
took my hand and started bending my wrist, my elbow.
His kind eyes were soft as he met my gaze. “You will be. You’ll
just have to rest for a while. I’ll keep an eye on you. Here, turn
I did as he asked, and then winced while he examined my wound.
“Not here,” Ian muttered.
I couldn’t see Doc, but Jared threw Ian a sharp look.
“They’re who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница bringing Kyle. I’m not having them in the same room.”
Doc nodded. “Probably wise.”
“I’ll get a place ready for her. I’ll need you to keep Kyle here
until… until we decide what to do with him.”
I started to speak, but Ian put his fingers on my lips.
“All right,” Doc agreed. “I’ll tie him down, if you want.”
“If we have to. Is it okay to move her?” Ian glanced toward the
tunnel, his face anxious.
“No,” I whispered, Ian’s fingers still touching my mouth. “Walter.
I want to be here for who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница Walter.”
“You’ve saved all the lives you can save today, Wanda,” Ian said,
his voice gentle and sad.
“I want to say… to say good-goodbye.”
Ian nodded. Then he looked at Jared. “Can I trust you?”
Jared’s face flushed with anger. Ian held up his hand.
“I don’t want to leave her here unprotected while I find her a
safe place,” Ian said. “I don’t know if Kyle will be conscious when he
arrives. If Jeb shoots him, it will upset her. But you and Doc should
be able to handle him. I don’t want Doc who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница to be on his own, and force
Jared spoke through clenched teeth. “Doc won’t be on his own.”
Ian hesitated. “She’s been through hell in the past couple of
days. Remember that.”
Jared nodded once, teeth still clamped together.
“I’ll be here,” Doc reminded Ian.
Ian met his gaze. “Okay.” He leaned over me, and his luminous eyes
held mine. “I’ll be back soon. Don’t be afraid.”
He ducked in and touched his lips to my forehead.
No one was more surprised than I, though I heard Jared gasp
quietly. My mouth who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница hung open as Ian wheeled and nearly sprinted from
I heard Doc pull a breath in through his teeth, like a backward
whistle. “Well,” he said.
They both stared at me for a long moment. I was so tired and sore,
I barely cared what they were thinking.
“Doc -” Jared started to say something in an urgent tone, but a
clamor from the tunnel interrupted him.
Five men struggled through the opening. Jeb, in front, had Kyle’s
left leg in his arms. Wes had the right leg, and behind them, Andy and
Aaron worked to support his torso. Kyle’s head who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница lolled back over Andy’s
“Stars, but he’s heavy,” Jeb grunted.
Jared and Doc sprang forward to help. After a few minutes of
cursing and groaning, Kyle was lying on a cot a few feet away from
“How long has he been out, Wanda?” Doc asked me. He pulled Kyle’s
eyelids back, letting the sunlight shine into his pupils.
“Um…” I thought quickly. “As long as I’ve been here, the ten
minutes or so it took Ian to carry me here, and then maybe five more
minutes before that?”
“At least twenty minutes, would you say?”
“Yes. Close who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница to that.”
While we were consulting, Jeb had made his own diagnosis. No one
paid any attention as he came to stand at the head of Kyle’s cot. No
one paid any attention-until he turned an open bottle of water over
“Jeb,” Doc complained, knocking his hand away.
But Kyle sputtered and blinked, and then moaned. “What happened?
Where did it go?” He started to shift his weight, trying to look
around. “The floor… is moving…”
Kyle’s voice had my fingers clenching the sides of my cot and
panic washing through me. My leg ached. Could I limp away? Slowly who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница,
“’S okay,” someone murmured. Not someone. I would always know that
Jared moved to stand between my cot and Kyle’s, his back to me,
his eyes on the big man. Kyle rolled his head back and forth,
“You’re safe,” Jared said in a low voice. He didn’t look at me.
“Don’t be afraid.”
I took a deep breath.
Melanie wanted to touch him. His hand was close to mine, resting
on the edge of my cot.
Please, no, I told her. My face hurts quite enough as it is!
He won’t hit you who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница.
You think. I’m not willing to risk it.
Melanie sighed; she yearned to move toward him. It wouldn’t have
been so hard to bear if I weren’t yearning also.
Give him time, I pleaded. Let him get used to us. Wait till he
She sighed again.
“Aw, hell!” Kyle grumbled. My gaze flickered toward him at the
sound of his voice. I could just see his bright eyes around Jared’s
elbow, focused on me. “It didn’t fall!” he complained.
CHAPTER 34. Buried
Jared lunged forward, away from me. With a loud smacking sound,
his fist hit Kyle’s who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница face.
Kyle’s eyes rolled back in his head, and his mouth fell slack.
The room was very quiet for a few seconds.
“Um,” Doc said in a mild voice, “medically speaking, I’m not sure
that was the most helpful thing for his condition.”
“But I feel better,” Jared answered, sullen.
Doc smiled the tiniest smile. “Well, maybe a few more minutes of
unconsciousness won’t kill him.”
Doc began looking under Kyle’s lids again, taking his pulse…
“What happened?” Wes was by my head, speaking in a murmur.
“Kyle tried to kill it,” Jared answered before who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница I could. “Are we
“Did not,” I muttered.
Wes looked at Jared.
“Altruism seems to come more naturally to it than lies,” Jared
“Are you trying to be annoying?” I demanded. My patience was not
waning, but entirely gone. How long had it been since I’d slept? The
only thing that ached worse than my leg was my head. Every breath hurt
my side. I realized, with some surprise, that I was in a truly bad
mood. “Because if you are, then be assured, you have succeeded.”
Jared and Wes looked at me with shocked eyes. I was sure that if I
could see who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница the others, their expressions would match. Maybe not Jeb’s.
He was the master of the poker face.
“I am female,” I complained. “That ‘it’ business is really getting
on my nerves.”
Jared blinked in surprise. Then his face settled back into harder
lines. “Because of the body you wear?”
Wes glared at him.
“Because of me, ” I hissed.
“By whose definition?”
“How about by yours? In my species, I am the one that bears young.
Is that not female enough for you?”
That stopped him short. I felt almost smug.
As you should, Melanie approved. He’s wrong who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница, and he’s being a pig
We girls have to stick together.
“That’s a story you’ve never told us,” Wes murmured, while Jared
struggled for a rebuttal. “How does that work?”
Wes’s olive-toned face darkened, as if he’d just realized he had
spoken the words out loud. “I mean, I guess you don’t have to answer
that, if I’m being rude.”
I laughed. My mood was swinging around wildly, out of control.
Slaphappy, like Mel had said. “No, you’re not asking anything…
inappropriate. We don’t have such a complicated… elaborate setup as
your who taught me that love is the best part of any story 24 страница species.” I laughed again, and then felt warmth in my face. I
remembered only too clearly how elaborate it could be.
Get your mind out of the gutter.
It’s your mind, I reminded her.
“Then…?” Wes asked.
I sighed. “There are only a few of us who are… Mothers. Not
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