“Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Epilogue

After the dinner ended, JB found himself pulled out of the restaurant and bundled into a car. Nobody talked to him, and he wasn’t stupid enough to ask where they were taking him. Blueblood must have ridden in a different car, since JB couldn’t smell his cologne. JB wanted to go home, to wear hisContinue reading ““Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Epilogue”

“Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 6

The kiss was electric. The moment their lips touched, it was like opening floodgates of emotion. He was so responsive, his lips soft but unyielding. He leaned into Val, and his hands went to her hips. The touch made her shiver. He tasted like coffee and other wonderful things, and her hands brushed faint stubbleContinue reading ““Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 6″

“Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 5

Moreen clenched shut her eyes as the Illusionist made a flash bomb. It was a handy trick, and one Moreen had told her beforehand to use the instant they entered the house if things turned hostile. Yuna’s powers were an ability to manipulate light. Most often, she bent it to create her illusions, but sheContinue reading ““Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 5″

“Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 4

Val was having a surprisingly good time. Nobody ever associated hospitals with fun, but for a telepath like her, they could be particularly unpleasant. (Try blocking out the thoughts and sensations of the patient in the next room having a colonoscopy sometime. Not fun.) She had the exatrin in her system to thank for aContinue reading ““Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 4″

“Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 3

Moreen grudgingly admitted that Akio Yasunaga had a nice place. It was a modern, two-story, cube-shaped building with large windows and an open patio atop the flat roof. It was also floating on Lake Union. A narrow dock led out across the water towards it and two other neighboring floating homes, and they had aContinue reading ““Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 3″

“Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 2

Dave realized he’d lost his mind the moment he considered buying her flowers. He blamed it on sleep-deprivation. The time difference meant he’d woken up at four in the morning, and it had been a long day of non-stop meetings, murder investigations, and fights. Then it was straight to the hospital to make sure theContinue reading ““Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 2″

“Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 1

Moreen let the silence stretch. Silence made people nervous. It made them babble in an attempt to fill it, and that babbling often gave her the exact information she needed. Mitchell Andrews, aka Lightblade, wasn’t bothered by the silence. He stared vacantly at his lap and looked as if he hadn’t even noticed she’d satContinue reading ““Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 1″

“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Epilogue

It had rained here earlier, wherever “here” was. JB could smell it in the air when the car door opened. He unfolded his cane and stepped out, and sure enough, he stepped in a puddle. Water splashed onto the bottom of his expensive new pants and dampened his socks. He was probably going to makeContinue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Epilogue”

“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 9

Dave didn’t get it. Had the Illusionist decided to help Lightblade after all? Or had she been in on it from the start? Figure it out later, he told himself. Lightblade had only been a few yards ahead of him. Dave moved cautiously forward, hands extended like he was trying to find Death. “How couldContinue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 9″

“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 8

Dave barreled down the stairs. Lightblade’s footsteps pounded ahead of him, but the man himself was just out of view. Dave had to catch him soon, before he got outside and into a car and vanished like Death. There. He caught a glimpse of the man’s gaudy uniform on the next flight down. Dave pushedContinue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 8″