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Fish Bubbles 3Cruz and May had arrived but their mother waved them to the back door. She was scowling, pouring clams and muskels into a large pot to boil.
"Go upstairs and put on your best clothes. We have guests." she said, using a cleaver to behead a fish with ease.
"Who's here, Mama?" Cruz asked quietly.
"Someone asking for May's hand." Christina cleaned the fish in a matter of minutes, stuffed tomatoes and eggplant inside it, then slid it into the oven. "So both of you. Up the stairs."
May looked pale. It was only a matter of time before men came asking for her. She only had two dresses they would never even compare to the women in the city. They were simple and handmaid, one pale blue to complement her rusty red hair, and a dark green that did the same.
Both looked their Sunday best, Cruz with his wild hair combed and moussed into place, May looking like the lady she was. Seventeen years old, she stood at five-five with tone arms and legs from working just as much with her father and Cruz
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She was pinned and prevented from making so much as a squeak. Phoenix squinted into the darkness to see Lyle towering over her. His eyes stared down at her hard, his jaw set in a hard line.
"Please don't scream." he said as he continued. "I'm going to remove my hand, and we're going to have a quiet chat, alright?"
Phoenix looked at him, eyes narrowed, but nodded. He removed his hands and she gasped for breath.
"Is it true." he asked.
Phoenix panted a bit, the fact the idiot had rushed her and covered her mouth and nose had left her breathless. She licked her lips and cleared her throat. "Is what true?"
Lyle kept his one hand secure about her wrists while he reached in his jacket for a book. A small leather bound journal that he place on her chest and flipped through it with his finger tips. He blushed red with how ridiculous this position was to read a book.
He found the page, the held it in her face to read. "I can't read from this angle. Tilt it towards the light." she sn
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