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Chapter 13: Comeuppance – part 8

They either stared at him or wouldn’t look at him at all. One or the other. It made Shane want to scream, but of course he couldn’t. That mulatto bitch wouldn’t let him. How had everything gone so wrong? Shane watched the girl and her dweeb of a brother from the back of the let’s-make-pretend-we’re-scientists […]

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Chapter 13: Comeuppance – part 7

If Dad’s office hadn’t been saturated with blood, Jake would have lay down beside his father and slept, too.  He’d poured nearly all of his energy into healing Dad’s neck and stabilizing his vitals.  His father had lost what would normally be a fatal amount of blood.  The last thing Jake had done before his […]

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Chapter 13: Comeuppance – part 6

Ashlynn teleported back to Shane’s office to find Jake still kneeling by his father’s side, deep in concentration. The light of the crystal in her brother’s hand wavered unsteadily, casting nervous shadows. Jake was running out of energy. Ashlynn hoped that the healing he’d managed would be enough. It will, she told herself, then got […]

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Chapter 13: Comeuppance – part 5

Myers’ blood arced from his throat in a graceful scarlet parabola.  Idly rolling his prism between her fingers, Joon admired her handiwork from a safe distance.  The fountain’s height metered the bastard’s life, growing shorter with each heartbeat.   Then he smiled.   Joon snarled.  How dare he mock her during her victory?  Her eyes […]

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Chapter 13: Comeuppance – part 4

As Shane strode out of his quarters he thanked the powers that be once again for his wife’s ability to teleport and his alien side. Without its emotionless calm he’d never be able to hide his happy satiation from a nooner with Addison, or keep his paranoia under wraps. Last week’s impromptu conversation with Captain […]

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Chapter 13: Comeuppance – part 3

Even as she helped hold her husband back, Addison seethed inside. Of course Daniel played chess with most everyone at Triptych. She played her part, but surely she’d have known if Daniel was well and truly manipulating her. But she hadn’t. For years, and that’s what stung. Daniel had bested her at a game she’d […]

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Chapter 13: Comeuppance – part 2

Shane halfheartedly watched cranes lower enormous footings for a bridge-in-progress on his plasma-screen TV. On the rare occasions he indulged in television, documentaries about large-scale construction often captured his interest. He’d much rather be spending time with his wife, but she and her staff were pulling 80-hour weeks thanks to the recent finds in the […]

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