Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Snippet: Running Dialog

Happy May! We had terrific weather this weekend and I feel like spring has finally arrived. YAY!!

On the TV front, Arrow and The Flash kind of blew my mind. I'm not sure the final episodes can get any more mind bending. LOL Of course, Orphan Black is always twisty and freaky, but the sibling reveal adds a very cool layer. Won't go into specifics here so I don't spoil anyone, but I'm looking forward to seeing more about the new wrinkle.

Bitten and Lost Girl are such a great pair-up on Syfy. And I'm eagerly awaiting Killjoys and Dark Matter. I'd love Syfy to be my place to be on Fridays again. Been way too many years since that's happened.

Starting on Teen Wolf season three and gotta say, I truly enjoy the show. So far, it's lived up to its hype.

And that's it for television this week.

Tonight's post is from Running Dialog, a sexy short where my characters fight and argue, but usually get great results.

Here's the tagline:

Margo Miln and Del Lamberto, two of the remote outpost's best medics, argue all the time. Sometimes their rapid fire disagreements can be a pain… and occasionally their lively discussions lead to truly awesome things.  

And a snippety peek.

Margo watched from the entrance, listening to Del mutter under his breath. "Somehow, I don't think talking to it is going to fix the problem." She propped her shoulder against the jamb.
Del gave a frustrated snarl. "Oh, that's great, Margo. Thanks for being a big help." He tore the rebuilt section apart.
Margo frowned. "Gee, Del, maybe if you'd take the stick out of your ass, I could use it measure your lack of progress." He'd been working on the unit all day.
He threw the wrench across the table. "Oh, you…" He growled, low in his throat. "Not helping."
She smirked. "If you came with instructions, it might be easier to offer assistance." She loved turning one of his favorite phrases about her around on him.
Del stopped working. "Get out. You need to leave right now." He inhaled a long, slow breath.
She quirked an eyebrow. "I'm sorry? You're throwing me out of my own work station?" Her head jerked back and forth. "I don't think so, Del." She fully entered the alcove and set her duffel on the floor.
He took a menacing step forward. "I'm serious, Margo. Get the hell out of my sight." He jerked his thumb toward the door. "Now."
She crossed her arms over her chest. "Hmph. Or what?" Her lips twitched. "You'll blow a gasket? I think we're past that."
His eyes widened. "Wait. A gasket." He spun back toward the table and dumped out a box of spare parts.
Margo chuckled. "Shit." She strode forward, rifling through the mess of bits and pieces. "It could work. If we—"
Del found the tiny device first. "Yanked the mesh and—" He gave it a quick brush off then smeared lubricant around the outside rim.
She grabbed the flexible metal tube and held it steady. "Set the gasket…" Her fingers compressed the pipe, making it oblong instead of round. "Sideways…" She slid the end over the gasket. "And it—"
Del took over, letting go of the tiny part then testing to see if it held firm. "Would fix the kink and stop impeding—" He reconnected the tubing to the main unit.
"The flow—" Margo flipped the switch to the on position. "Giving us lots of prime drinking alcohol again." She let out a bark of triumph when the fluid moved freely. "Hot damn, Del. It totally—"
"Works." He gave a satisfied nod. "I know. Problem fixed." His lips curved upward.
She smirked. "With a little help."
Del responded with a snort, but didn't deny her comment.
She'd take the unvoiced gratitude. Sometimes their blow-ups created great solutions.

Margo and Del will need to have a super sexy celebration once they're finished with their little project. LOL

That's it for this week. Happy reading!


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