A great big thank you to all those of you that have served our country. It is because of you and yours that me and mine have the freedoms that we do and we will NEVER forget.
This excerpt is once again from my current work in progress, In the Shadow of the Shield, set to be released on December 15, 2015 from Limitless Publishing. Enjoy!
She ended the call and set the phone down on the bed beside her. Carter was busy sending a text. When he was done, he dropped the phone in his shirt pocket and smiled at her. "I just arranged for a cruiser to keep an eye on your house tonight.""Thank you. I don't like the idea of him being there all alone after what happened today."
"You should try and get some rest."
"No one sleeps in hospitals. Don't you know that?" she replied. "Besides, I could never sleep now. What if someone sneaks in here?"
"Not gonna happen. You have your own personal body guard now."
"No, Carter, I can't let you do that."
He stood up and smoothed the blankets around her legs. After fluffing and rearranging the pillows he moved the chair to the other side of the bed so he could face the door to the room. Sitting back down, he threw his feet up on the edge of the bed, one foot crossed over the other and did the same with his arms over his chest. "Nothing you can do about it now."
She should insist he leave but Diana felt safe with Carter in the room. Almost like having Donnie back by her side again. It had been so long since she'd had a man in her bed. Not like Carter was in her bed but his presence in the room was still calming.
"I am kind of tired." Her eye lids drooped and her words sounded slurred even to her own ears.
"Sleep. I'll be right here." He patted the holster on his hip. "No one will get by my old pal Glock."
"Maybe for just a little bit." Her eyes were closed before she ended the sentence.