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This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story.She and her dog, Murphy, have moved to the mountains of Pennsylvania into an old, remote, hunting camp her parents willed to her. On her first day there, along a desolate road she's been forced at gunpoint to haul a wounded man and his 'crew' to her house.A week since the abduction has gone by. She's making a supply run. Kade--one of the aliens--has gone with her to make sure she doesn't contact authorities to alert them to alien presence.Last week ended with them arguing over what she wants to buy at a sporting goods store.
The snippet ended with:
He reaches to the ignition and grabs the keys before I start the car. “Emmily, I must know where you are going and what you need to buy. Tell me, please. You have no choice.”
We continue from there:
“Please? But I have no choice? How is that even... That's not how it works, Kade.”
“What do you want to buy?”
I blurt, “A baseball bat. Happy now?”
He cocks his head then narrows his eyes. “Are we going to play… baseball?”
“Then why do you need a baseball…bat?”
A few more lines if you wish to read on:
I’m done. I sit in silence. Make that sulky silence.
“Emmily, I would like to allow you to purchase the baseball bat, but I do not understand the reason for it. Sporting goods stores are where you purchase weapons, correct? Guns?”
Curse that smirk that spreads across my face.
He shakes his head. “Are you lying to me about a baseball bat? Do you plan to purchase a gun to use…against me on the way home?”
isn't really planning on buying a gun, right?
The working blurb for this story:
After losing everything that bound her to her ordinary and happy life, Emmily has one plan: move to the mountains and never-ever give her heart away again.
But everything goes sideways when a UFO crash-lands nearby, and on a desolate road she’s waylaid by men demanding help for their injured ‘General’. He’s confused, bleeding, and sweet Lord, good looking—even while sneering and growling at her.