By Lynn Emery
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Jasmine ﬂipped open the ﬁrst page of the blue folder. She tapped a foreﬁnger on the photocopy of a newspaper article. “I read about this kid. She gets hooked up with the wrong boyfriend in college. When he gets caught with drugs, he rolls on her. ” “Here we go,” Bill muttered as he rolled his eyes. ” “Even better, conservative men,” Eileen said with a grin. ” Jasmine slapped the table hard. ” Talia held up a hand to stop Jasmine’s protest. ” Jasmine leaned forward. ” Talia glanced away from the intense young woman’s gaze.
My ﬂight leaves at three o’clock tomorrow afternoon. ” “Derrick, I—” “Please,” he murmured, and tightened his grip. Talia swayed against him. His need to be with her answered her own. ” He stepped back when male voices approached. “Her ofﬁce is right down here, Mr. Perrilloux,” Pete said. “She’s the lady who really knows this issue from the Louisiana angle. ” Talia brushed back her hair, hoping it didn’t look as tangled as she felt emotionally. She assumed a businesslike pose only seconds before Pete entered with Derrick’s boss.
He smiled at the mention of their old principal in grade school. Mrs. Haywood had issued him dark warnings at least three times a week. “I can hear her now. ’ ” Derrick shook his head. ” Talia’s mouth dropped open. ” Derrick laughed again at the look of astonishment on Talia’s lovely face. ” Talia threw her head back and laughed hard. ” Derrick relished the melodious sound of her contralto voice. ” She stopped laughing and smiled at him in an easy, natural way. Once again Derrick felt blown away at the beautiful, accomplished woman she’d become.
All I Want Is Forever by Lynn Emery