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Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows #8) One Apocalypse (The Dark Side #4)

Its Daphne Basset, and Ive had good teachers.

Middlethorpe lifted his cane and pointed it out toward the terrace. Youd best go to him.Daphne caught his gaze, nodded, and scurried outside. The terrace was lit by only a few wall sconces, so the night air was dim, and it was only with the aid of the moon that she saw Simon off in the corner. His stance was wide and angry, and his arms were crossed across his chest. He was facing the endless lawn that stretched out past the terrace, but Daphne sincerely doubted he saw anything aside from his own raging emotions.

To Catch an Heiress (Agents of the Crown #1)

She moved silently toward him, the cool breeze a welcome change from the stagnant air in the overcrowded ballroom. Light murmurs of voices drifted through the night, indicating that they were not alone on the terrace, but Daphne saw no one else in the dim light. Clearly the other guests had elected to sequester themselves in dark corners. Or maybe they had descended the steps to the garden and were sitting on the benches below.As she walked to him, she thought about saying something like, You were very rude to the duke, or Why are you so angry at your father? but in the end she decided this was not the time to probe into Simons feelings, and so when she reached his side, she just leaned against the balustrade, and said, I wish I could see the stars.Simon looked at her, first with surprise, then with curiosity.

A World of New (A Shade of Vampire #26)

You can never see them in London, she continued, keeping her voice purposefully light. Either the lights are too bright, or the fog has rolled in. Or sometimes the air is just too filthy to see through it. She shrugged and glanced back up at the sky, which was overcast. Id hoped that Id be able to see them here in Hampstead Heath. But alas, the clouds do not cooperate.There was a very long moment of silence. Then Simon cleared his throat, and asked, Did you know that the stars are completely different in the southern hemisphere?

Daphne hadnt realized how tense she was until she felt her entire body relax at his query. Clearly, he was trying to force their evening back into normal patterns, and she was happy to let him. She looked at him quizzically, and said, Youre joking.

Im not. Look it up in any astronomy book.The bar gets busy after that, and Kit comes around a couple times to give me new drinks. He doesn’t ask what I want; he just brings me things. First, a martini that has a slimy white thing floating in it.

It’s a lychee nut, he says. You’ll like it.I do. He switches back to wine at some point, white this time. Food that I didn’t order arrives: scallops on mango quinoa. I’ve never eaten scallops, but he tells me they’re his favorite. They have the texture of a tongue, and I briefly consider that he’s sending me a message. By the time I’m onto dessert, the bar stools are mostly empty, and Nina Gordon is playing over the speakers. I’m way buzzed. I’m thinking how fun it would be to dance to this song in the empty restaurant. Since I am not a good dancer, I know this is an unreliable boozy thought.

The Arrangement 12 (The Arrangement #12)

Kit comes to sit on the barstool next to me. What I really like about him is that he has never once asked why I’m here. Like his girlfriend’s best friend showing up at his job, and getting wasted alone, is completely normal.We close in an hour. May I drive you home?

I can Uber, I say. It’s no big deal.He shakes his head. I’m just afraid for you, he says. If the Uber driver sees how dirty your clothes are, he may think you’re not good for the fare.

That’s true, I say. There are several glasses of flat seltzer on the bar in front of me. He stacks up the plates left over from my dinner. I pull out my wallet, but he waves me away.I’m too lightheaded to argue.

We can leave in about an hour-thirty. That okay?I nod. When he leaves, I summon the Uber, and scribble a quick note on my napkin. I slide it under my empty glass, along with a twenty.

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