By Brian W. Aldiss
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Daisy, hot and responsive, moving beneath him, tendrils of her blond hair stuck to her damp face, chocolate brown eyes heavy-lidded and out of focus, sassy mouth for once in her life following his lead without a single argument. Ruthlessly stomping the memories down, he forced himself to meet her gaze calmly. ” “But, hey, boys will be boys, right? ” It was a direct hit, since he’d spent his entire life trying to be the exact opposite of his father. “It was a long time ago,” he said stiffly. “Yes, it was,” she agreed.
Fine. Then do you want me to stay or to go? ” Shit. He regretted the choice the instant it left his mouth, but he needed someone, she was here, and she was qualified. He’d just have to live with it. But damned if the concessions would all be one-sided. ” She stooped to gather up two plastic grocery bags, then walked to the kitchen. After opening the refrigerator, she started emptying the bags. ” He walked over to see. ” She set a half gallon of milk on the shelf next to the quart of orange juice she’d already put there, and reached in her bag for two oranges, a container of fresh pineapple, and a container of cubed cantaloupe.
He looked at her standing there, all long legs, big flashing eyes, and hot-cheeked indignation, and said, “I’m telling the truth, Daisy. ” She blew out a disgruntled breath, but resumed her seat. ” “Hell, yes, I’m on a budget! The family fortune is long gone and I live on what I earn. ” His father had been a spendthrift in far worse ways as well, but that was none of her damn business. “Oh, please. Your father didn’t fork over a dime when he kicked Mom and me out of that great white hotel you Coltranes called home.
A Tupolev Too Far by Brian W. Aldiss