Today’s #1lineWed prompt is…LINE. Have your characters crossed a line? Drawn a line? Did they say a line, write a line, do a line dance? Well, Dominic “Dom” Karras, the bad-boy pilot on my Hard Target team knows all about lines–pickup lines included. Dom’s story is a cross-over novella with Rocki St. Claire’s Barefoot Bay Kindle World. If you’ve read her Guardian Angelinos or Barefoot Undercover series, you’ll recognize two of the secondary characters. But back to Dom… In today’s snippet, he’s drawn his line in the sand…
“Is she hurt?” The man Dom figured out was Rossi’s grandfather peered down at him.
He’d kept the woman’s head from slamming against the granite coffee table as she fainted and now he held her cradled in his lap as he settled against the cushions of the couch. Dom ran his fingers through her hair, checking her skull for bumps. None. He glanced between the two men. ““Don’t think so but what the fu—”
“Babies,” Uncle Nino barked. “No bad language. From either of you.”
Seriously? Like they even understood speech at this age? Whatever age this was. His fingers tangled in the woman’s hair and he gently extracted them. Her hair was soft but smelled like plain soap. Nothing fancy for her. Her dress was a shapeless cotton thing that only hinted at the curves he was fast becoming acquainted with. Her sweet ass molded against his groin like she’d been tailor-made to fit. Her figure was…fucking perfect. Full breasts—not huge but enough to fill his palms. A gentle curve from waist to hips, which his hand was stroking even now.
Staring at Gabe, Dom waited for an explanation. He got a quick run-down while Uncle Nino interjected points he considered to be salient—like the lack of diapers and other accoutrements babies evidently needed. What the fuck did Dom know? He was an only child and had made damn sure that he never made any of his own. Uncle Nino handled his baby like a pro. Rossi? Dom hid a grin. Rossi looked like he was holding a IED about to explode.
Yeah, when it came to holding babes, Dom got the best of this deal. Still, the fact someone tried to kidnap one of the babies and this woman seemed both destitute and terrified? Yeah, that pissed him off. He wasn’t necessarily a white hat, but a man didn’t disrespect women like that. And they damn sure took care of any “oops” when they fucked up the fucking. That was his line in the sand.
So what about y’all? Any one-liners you want to share? 😉