Since I'm so excited about the premiere tonight, why not a little taste of the next chapter of What Fates Impose just to tide you over until 7 or 8 p.m. rolls around?
Here you go!
Chuck heard footsteps recede, but it was almost a full minute before Sarah opened the door. She looked him up and down, putting her hand on his chest to prevent him from leaving.
“Best for you to stay put until I know all of the scientists are back in the control center,” she said.
Chuck just looked down at her hand. Smiling, she removed it and must have spotted the spreading pool at Chuck’s feet. “What’s all this?”
“You shoved me into the mop bucket.”
“I did?” Apology and amusement mixed as Sarah obviously fought back a smile. “What is it you say? My bad?”
“You’re laughing at me.” Chuck sighed.
Sarah’s barely-repressed grin intensified. Wordlessly, she held her index finger and thumb very close together, and bit her lip.
“Figures.” Chuck gave her a pained look.
Sarah ran her hand up his arm once, elbow to shoulder, before she dropped her hand back to her side. “I’ll make Casey turn up the heat in the Crown Vic,” she said by way of apology, and brightened so suddenly that Chuck nearly blinked. She had been doing that a lot lately. “Want to hear about the date now?”