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I'm sharing snippets from The Spy: An Outer Rim Novel. It's the 4th book in my series featuring strong women on the frontier of space.
Because this is a work in progress, suggestions are greatly appreciated. The chatty transport driver has brought her to a restaurant.
Unlike most Chellians, the driver was slender. In the transport, his flowered shirt had bloused out making him seem bigger. His hand on her waist contained more strength than a man who sat all day transporting people should have.
“Is this all right for you?” He waited outside a booth near the back of the eatery for her to be seated. Behind them, a sign for san-facs hung over the entrance to a narrow hall, an exit sign beyond them. Good, a means of escape. CPIC Training Lesson #3: always sit with your back to the wall; Lesson #4: memorize all exits.
“We can put your tote on the other bench,” He easily slipped it off her shoulder.
That's the snippet. Here's a little more.
She slid into the booth, then the Chellian slid in next to her, the corner of his mouth lifted in a small grin.
“Excuse me.” No way did she want to sit next to him. He disturbed her too much. Besides, he prevented her quick escape.
“I prefer sitting alone.” She added a bit of Bricaldian hauteur to her tone.
“I prefer sitting so I face the door.”
Startled, she edged closer to the corner of the booth. “I do, too. But I can move.”