The Proposal (part 46)

“Nev is full of hot air, that’s all,” Ayn continued. “I mean, did you see the vid? It was laughable.” “Ayn—” “I’ll bet she—” “Ayn.” The hard edge in her dad’s voice silenced her. “Nev is not as innocent as you think.” “He didn’t take those photo images,” Ayn said. “I don’t know about that,”

The Proposal (part 2)

“But you promised,” Ayn said, casting her most pathetic look. “I know, and I will,” he said, “after I find out what Father Gheraeld needs.” “This homework is due tomorrow morning,” Ayn reminded him, setting her elbows on the table and resting her chin on her hands. Her dad slipped off the stool with an