Today’s excerpt comes from A Shadow of Crows .
Series Page link: The Wild Hunt
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She squared her shoulders. “You’re right, of course. I know you’re right. DJ loves me. He texts me good night every night before he goes to bed, and he texts me every morning to remind me to be careful. I guess I’m just feeling a little lonely. He’s the only family I have. Well, besides you.”
I didn’t take offense. I had a feeling I knew what was going on, beyond her feelings about DJ. “I’m your soul sister, but I have Herne and I’m busy a lot with him. Right?”
Blushing, she stared at me, then finally nodded. “Right. I’m happy for you. You guys make a great couple but…”
“Kipa has asked you out five times,” I suggested.
She snorted, then, the tears gone. “Kipa is gorgeous and sexy and funny, and he’s just about the worst boyfriend material ever. Nope. Not even going there.” She gathered up our plates. “You’re doing dishes tonight.”
“The dishwasher is doing them, technically, but yes, I’ll rinse and stack when we get home. And I think you could do a lot worse than Kipa. At least he’d be fun to practice with,” I took the plates from her and carried them over to the sink where I rinsed them to keep the syrup from hardening up. Then I fed Mr. Rumblebutt, who had hopped up on the counter, and made certain the trash was firmly tucked away under the sink, out of his reach.
“I could do a lot better, too,” she said.
With that, we headed to the office, opting to take both our cars. I had the feeling Herne and I were going to be having a long talk that evening.