At long last Wyatt’s plane landed. Val waited impatiently for Wyatt and couldn’t keep the silly grin off his face when Wyatt finally walked toward Val. Wyatt strode up to Val, took his hand and, holding it low by his hip, pulled Val close.
“It’s good to see you,” Val said in a hushed voice.
Wyatt urged Val forward and nodded at the exit. “Are you parked there?”
“Hmm, it’s going to be even better to feel you.” Wyatt gave Val’s hand another squeeze, then put his palm flat between Val’s shoulder blades for a few paces as they walked, before letting his hand drop to his side. “Is everything all right?” He asked as they approached Val’s truck.
“It is now.”
Wyatt chuckled. “I do like to hear that sort of greeting.” He tossed his bag into the bed of the truck and climbed in the passenger door. As he leaned forward to pull his jacket off, his foot shifted far enough that he hit the tire iron. Holding the iron up, Wyatt arched an eyebrow. “Are you sure everything is all right?”
Val started the truck and guided it to the highway. Once they were on their way home, he sighed and moved his hands over the steering wheel a few times. “Last night when we were talking, remember my dogs were barking at something?”
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