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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 stopped at a restaurant, despite Genna's objections.
She didn’t hold the door behind her, but when she didn’t hear the closure, she knew he’d caught it. She told the hostess a table for one.
“Hi, Bella,” he said to the hostess. “Your mom around?”
She grinned at him. “Not today. Come back tomorrow, and she’ll be here.”
The driver slung his arm around Genna’s shoulders. Since she was taller, he let his hand slide down her back until it rested at her waist. “Table for two, Bella.”
That was ten, now here's a little more:
“I said one,” Genna snapped.
“Aw, c’mon, sweetie.” He squeezed. “Don’t be mad. I told you I was sorry.”
Bella glanced at them and hesitated.
Genna dithered. What should she do? Twist away from his hand sliding down to her hip and make a scene or acquiesce?
In her hesitation, the Chellian driver said, “Table for two, Bella.”
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