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Micah had amputated his destroyed arm. Hunter came down the hall, having spotted the small group. ” Hunter chuckled, joining them. ” “Good to see all of you, too. It’s been a long time,” he added, wincing inside as he realized what he’d just said. He didn’t dare let on that he and Rodrigo were old acquaintances, too. ” Colby asked suddenly, frowning at Cy. “I had Cobb ask him up,” Hunter explained. ” “Well, not more than…” Cy began. “Loose lips sink ships,” Hunter interrupted with a firm stare.
Honest! ” He and his friends almost ran. Bernadette gave Colby a wicked smile as she followed after them down the hall. Sarina and the clerk were smiling. “Have you ever thought about a career in education, Mr. ” the clerk asked. He cocked an eyebrow. “I don’t do dangerous work,” he replied, tongue-in-cheek. He glanced at his watch. “We’d better hurry,” he told Sarina. ” “Of course. Thank you, Miss Dawes,” she added, smiling over her shoulder. ” Miss Dawes replied, sighing over Colby. Sarina felt a twinge of jealousy, which she carefully hid before Colby could see it.
He bent and kissed her tenderly. “I was so afraid I’d lost you. Eugene almost sent me back to Arizona, did he ever tell you? ” “He told me. ” She stared up at him in the light from the front porch. ” “I know. ” She hesitated. “You know, Houston really isn’t so bad. ” He frowned. ” She gnawed her lower lip. ” He smiled slowly. “Whatever you like. ” “Colby’s not like that, and you know it. ” “I suppose he was at that. ” She smiled and kissed him again. THE NEXT DAY, Colby was walking past Hunter’s office when he saw Ramirez strolling beside an old friend whom he hadn’t seen in years, Cy Parks.