My teaser this week is from Whiskey and Moonshine.
As he worked, he kept an eye on the clock; the last thing he wanted was to be late for dinner. A quick shower and change of clothes, and he was ready by the time the message came that his dinner had been delivered and was waiting on the deck. Mal’s dinner sat on the serving cart next to the door. Colt was halfway through his meal and beginning to think he’d spend the rest of the evening alone. He was just about to give up and go back to his suite to watch some TV when Mal arrived.
“Sorry I’m late,” Mal said as he took his dishes and set them on the table.
“You don’t have to apologize.”
“We’ve been eating dinner together most nights.” Mal pulled the cover off his plate and peered underneath. “Good thing I ordered one of the salads. Microwave reheated food isn’t the same.” He spent a few minutes eating, and he must’ve been very hungry since he shoveled the first few forkfuls into his mouth.
“It’s okay.” Colt offered a soft, small smile. “Really, really okay. But I haven’t seen you much the last two weeks, so I like it when we can have dinner together.”
“The time for filming the commercial was moved up. What I think will work out best is for all of us to head to the community college and you do the building dedication. We’ll present the scholarship awards together. We’ll have to leave right from there, scoot on over to Nashville, and spend the night to make it on time to the studio in the morning. Good idea to have Phillipe join us,” Mal said.
“I hope that wasn’t too demanding.” Colt took his dishes and stacked them on the cart before sitting down again. “Having people cut my hair and put makeup on my face is new to me. I’d rather have someone I’ve gotten to know.”
“I’m not going to throw any stones at that,” Mal said and laughed. “Why do you think I keep him and Gwen on the payroll? After this trip, you’ll probably be on your own for most events. I’ve got to get back to making whiskey and running this company, or I’ll get fired.”
“I figured it would happen sooner or later. I’ll miss you,” Colt confessed.
“I’ll miss you too, but most of your trips are short, and you don’t need me hanging over your shoulder. You’ll do great, and I don’t micromanage.”
Colt leaned forward. “I need to say something to you.”
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