Beyond the cockpit windscreen, the seafog roiled, twisted, deepened and darkened from pearl to charcoal. Shapes formed, writhed, morphed into screaming, tortured faces, and his pulse suddenly hammered in his ears. It sounded like distant, marching footsteps, pounding across some faraway shore, and then just as suddenly it was gone. The Spartan jolted and dropped a sickening dozen feet.
“Can we go back and fetch my stomach?” Kenny asked.
“Considering what’s likely coming,” Robbie said, “I can’t imagine why you’d want it.”
Another jolt, and another, even harder. The blanket of fog thinned and dissipated, charcoal to pearl, then vanished, leaving soft pre-dawn light.
“Oh, you never know when a stomach might come in handy,” Kenny said.
Sherlock rubbed his eyes. He hadn’t seen those faces, and he hadn’t heard those footsteps. His pulse wasn’t pounding. And thankfully no one else had been looking forward and couldn’t have seen what wasn’t there, either. But when he found his boss, insubordination wouldn’t even begin to describe it. “If a stomach’s been reclaimed, it’s subject to taxes at the new, higher rate. And all deductions are disallowed. You don’t want it.”
Another jolt amid the snickers. They had to be approaching those cliffs at a rate he didn’t even want to consider.
But at least his flyboys could see where they were going now. That had to count for something, right?
And on the thought, Pat exclaimed from the cockpit, cut off by a hiss from Wings. Sherlock shut his eyes. He didn’t want to see whatever was coming next.
While I'm at it, congratulations to Madi of Victoria, Jess of Minnesota, and Whitnie of Kansas. They were selected by Goodreads as the winners of autographed copies of the first book in this series, Trophies. Hope you enjoy your books, ladies!
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3. Jenna Jaxon~Historical Romance
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