In this snippet, Aiden has visited his mom's place, Mazie's Five & Dime, and is talking to her about his stay in Cloudburst. Aiden speaks first.
"For a little while. I don't have any immediate plans to leave."
Mazie tipped her head. "Just going to see how it goes, right?"
He grinned. "Something like that."
She nodded. "You got a place to stay?"
"Yeah. Moira Callahan offered me her guest room."
Mazie blinked and a curious smile curled her lips. "The same Moira Callahan you were sweet on all those years ago?"
"I thought her family wanted you to steer clear of her." Some of the same hurt Aiden experienced filtered into his mother's expression. "They were pretty adamant as I recall."
Aiden nodded. "They were, but we're in our thirties now, Mom. Moira and I can make our own decisions. Besides, it's only as friends."
Mazie snorted. "Is that your choice or hers?"
"Hers." He grimaced as his mother gave him a knowing look. "She's still pretty mad at me for not calling or connecting with her."
"Ya think?" Mazie shook her head. "I can't imagine why she'd be upset when you didn't bother to contact her. I mean, it's not as if she liked you all that much, is it?"
Aiden sighed. "I know, I know. She reminded me I've been a moron and a jackass. You don't have to add your condemnation."
"But she's letting you stay with her?"
"As a friend."
"That's quite a transformation from furious."
Mazie is right to be cautious. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Jessica Subject, J.D. Walker, Addison Albright, and Iris Blobel.
Moira Callahan knows a thing or two about fresh starts. Second chances are a different story…
As an empath synced into the energies of spaces around her, Moira always understood what people needed, and tried to provide. But after escaping an abusive D/s relationship, she's ready to make her own rules as the owner of the Cloudburst Coffee & Spa. Life is good. Until her first love shows up in town seeking his second chance.
Aiden Westmorland escaped Cloudburst to learn to control his sexual needs, but he left behind the one woman who calmed his statistical empathic abilities. Now he has a chance to rekindle the fire they'd shared as teenagers, with the flavor of BDSM. But earning the trust of an emotionally scarred woman after his long radio silence is easier said than done.
When Moira’s past comes to Cloudburst, threatening the life she’s fought to rebuild, Aiden insists she go to the police. But her former Dom has a past of his own, and he isn’t willing to let go so easily this time....
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