Last week y’all met Velia Armano, my heroine from the Bull Rider Series, in a short blog series I named Meet the Heroines. I thought it was time to show a little of the spunk that adds to her personality. Look out, Mr. McCutchen. He might be able to handle a two-thousand pound bull, but I wonder how he’ll handle this feisty photographer. Hey, he was the one who hired her… Live and learn! *wink*
He went to the door then right back to her with a deep breath. His hair fell into his eyes but he didn’t seem to care as he usually did. “We have a contract. I’m holding you to it, or I’ll sue for breach.”
“You’d sue me? You’d keep me from helping my cousins’ mental state?”
“Excuses!” He took another deep breath. “If I have to. I need your skills, and you signed a contract.”
“Great. If this is how you want to do it, fine. I’ll hold up my end of the bargain.” She dropped her luggage, and it landed with a thud. She moved closer to him. If ever there could be a hateful glare, she had it. “But you remember I’m continuing on this mission because you leave me no other choice.” Velia moved even closer. Her bravery increased, and she proved it with her index finger as she jabbed it into his chest. “This is only a business deal. And don’t forget it.”
Caulder picked up her bag. “Yes, ma’am.”
“And stop calling me maa’aaaaamm.”
“Yes, ma’am. I mean, yes, Ms. Armano…ma’am.” He smirked and tried not to smile.
Velia glared right back. Go ahead, I dare you to crack a smile. She seethed as he attempted to hold it in.
Caulder set her bag down and strode to the window. Lifting both hands, he pushed his hair back from his face. “Damn, women drive me nuts sometimes.” He lowered his voice, talking more to himself than to her, “This hot-blooded, Italian spitfire does more than most.”
She grabbed her jacket and slipped her arms into the sleeves. “I do believe this hot-blooded Italian is ready then.” She gathered her purse, laptop, and carry-on bag and went out the door ahead of him.
Thank you for reading.
Oh, Howdy, Ma’am just happens to be on sale for a limited time in eBook format. 🙂
Happy EASTER to those of you who celebrate. Happy Weekend to everyone!
Camera/ Luggage image from Pixabay.
Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. ~Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You