Today we're going with something from our manuscript, just a quiet moment among some of our characters at the farm of Chloe's mother.
Dinner that evening at the farm was informal as always. Gabriel had picked up food in town, and was busily grilling burgers on the barbecue outside. The weather was fair, and so lawn chairs had been brought out. Gabriel listened to the chatter of women as he grilled, smiling to himself. I’m outnumbered,he thought. Fortunately I don’t mind at all. Cass and George were coming over, and at the moment, Linda, Rachel, Olivia, and Dana were behind him, engaged in conversation. Chloe came outside, carrying a smoothie for her mother, bringing it to her. He kept grilling, tending to the burgers, and felt her hand against his back, her cheek resting against his shoulder. “Can I help?”