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10.15.2012 , 11:09 AM |
, sort of, ~300 words. Set in Twin Stars, the Sword of Mercy spinoff/sidetrack/continuation featuring Wynston and his Agent Act 3 spoilers.
"Well," said Wynston, "I thought that went well."
"I'm more than a little surprised at how cooperative Keeper is," said Hunter. "You two were practically cuddly."
"Cuddly? Please. That was on the far professional edge of my range." Then, sarcastically, "I'll be rude next time if you like. I wouldn't want you getting jealous."
"That wasn't 'far professional.' I've seen you much cooler than that."
"It doesn't matter in any case; Keeper won't play. That woman taught me everything I know about rejection." He leaned back and half-smiled. "She's not the only one who ever turned me down, but she was certainly the most enthusiastic about it."
"And she's still willing to help us out with this? And you can work with her?"
"Of course. I don't hold grudges." He grinned at the look on Hunter's face. "Not unless the person really deserves it, anyway. You're on a very select list. But Keeper and I both know it's the mission that matters, besides which I have a strict policy of not letting women hurt me. Especially not the ones I happen to want." His smile vanished. "You might look into it."
"Ah, right, you never let women get to you." Hunter quirked an eyebrow. "How's Kaliyo these days?"
"Fine, so far as I know," Wynston said airily.
They sat in silence for a little while.
The voice Wynston spoke in next was very different. And very cold. "I should call her up sometime, let her know I've met a ***** even more vicious than she is."
"Oh, don't do that. I wouldn't want her getting jealous."
"You are very, very lucky that you're critical to the mission and it's the mission that matters."
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