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He blanched when she met his eye, and 52 | WAX she fought a grin. Wait until the rumors of your wampyr lover get around. Ah, to be a stranger to scandal . . but what fun would there be in that? The mayor greeted her in the echoing marble-pillared entryway, flanked by servants and the dark-haired young Master of Thaumaturgical Sciences. Now she saw him clad in a dressing gown, and clearly made out the sigil inked black under the notch of his collarbone. Private sorcerer, not personal secretary.
The black stone windowledge gouged a cold furrow across her belly. Mike shoved dustmop paws against the wall, too small to reach the windowledge. She reached down and ruffled his ears. When the first inch of liquor warmed the chill from her shoulders, Abigail Irene Garrett straightened from the window, unwound white fingers from her tumbler, and began to dress. “Grisly,” Garrett commented—an uncharacteristic sentiment. And an understatement. The rain had slowed to a mist, but the flagstoned walk lay puddled under her feet.
For a hobbyist. Does he think because a Crown Investigator is also a woman, she needs an expatriate Spaniard as her shadow to solve a murder? And then, since he was only looking at the back of her rain-wet head, she allowed herself a little, mocking smile. Perhaps he’s just hoping to catch a glimpse of your ankles. ” “And across the landing—interesting. ” She bent again, gesturing for the light. Don Sebastien was beside her as silently as a cat in his patent-leather boots, dabs of mud marring their mirror shine.
An Anthology of Chance Operations... by La Monte Young