This week’s #teasertuesday is from Family and Reflection, book 3 of The Sleepless City series I wrote with Elizabeth Noble.
“There’s nothing else. If I find out anything further, I’ll let you know.” Anita cocked her head to one side. She closed the folder he’d given her and slid it across the table to him. “You need to go.”
“But I—” Lucas heard the screech of brakes outside. Damn it. She’d obviously recognized the sound of the vehicle before it had gotten as far as the driveway. Sure, he’d heard cars going past, but they were on a suburban street, so it was kind of a given that there would be.
“Randall’s home.” Anita confirmed his suspicions.
The front door opened, then slammed shut. Lucas picked up his folder. He wasn’t about to leave the reports there for Randall to read. “Bye,” he said. “Thanks for the coffee.”
“What the hell are you doing here?” Randall snarled as he stalked into the kitchen. “I thought I recognized your Jeep out front but hoped I was wrong.”
“You’ve got to be right occasionally,” Lucas muttered. “Nice to see you again, Randall, but can’t stay and chat. Sorry.” He made a point of giving Anita a peck on the cheek. “Great to see you again. It’s been too long.”
“Not long enough.” Randall growled, showing teeth, and his eyes glowed yellow.
Lucas growled back. He wasn’t in the mood for this shit. “Still working on figuring out how to roll out the welcome wagon, I see.”
“Lucas! Randall!” Anita stepped between them. “This is my home. Sort out your differences somewhere else.”
“You heard her,” Randall said. “This is our home.” His teeth extended into points, his face sprouting hair that definitely hadn’t been there a few moments before.
“I was just leaving.” Lucas didn’t bother to wait around for Anita to smooth over the situation. She’d be more likely to throw both of them out until they calmed down. Or worse still, take Randall’s side in the matter.
Why the hell had she agreed to marry that idiot? Oh yeah, something about someone having to continue the Coate line if Lucas wasn’t going to.
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