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Everyone who—” “That makes me feel better,” Dale interrupted. ” “Oh, for heaven’s sake,” muttered Celeste. Sitting catercorner to the gas station owner, she reached out and rapped him on the head with a rolled copy of the weekly town newspaper, the Eternity Times. “Let the man speak, Mr. Parker. ” Parker frowned over his shoulder. “Beg pardon, Mrs. Blessing, but plan D? ” As the audience buzzed mostly with agreement, Hank Townsend shoved his fingers through his hair and grimaced. “All right, all right, all right.
His lives. That’s how he thought of it. He’d had his life in Texas, then the dark months overseas and his struggle for survival, and finally the new life when he’d started over. The third time, he’d gotten it right. The third time’s the charm. Charmed. Magical. Over. A bitter wind whipped around him, and he grew as numb on the outside as he’d been on the inside for the better part of a year now. Weariness weighted his legs and his soul. The snowfall intensified, visibility decreased. As the ground disappeared beneath a blanket of white, he idly wondered if this snow would last until spring.
Well …” Her blood began to boil. ” “Yeah. Well …” “You sorry, lowlife jerk. You flirted with me from hello. I can’t believe you … Listen. You can take your ‘consulting’ and shove it. ” She started to slam the phone down, froze, and brought it back to her ear. ” After that, she did slam the receiver into its cradle. She stood staring at it, her hands on her hips, breathing hard. Anger coursed through her blood. “What is it with men? ” “Depends. ” Nic closed her eyes in embarrassment and swallowed a groan.
Angel's Rest by Emily March