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He looked hale enough to her. ” “It’s weak, but no permanent damage was done. ” She stood up and came around the desk. ” He stared at her for a moment, then struggled out of the left side of his sweater. She could tell by his awkwardness that the arm was still tender. She saw why the moment it emerged from his sleeve. The arm was bruised dark purple from his elbow to where the short sleeve of a white T-shirt stretched over his hard biceps. She sank to her heels at his side and gently pushed the sleeve up as far as she could.

He’d debated all the way here how much to tell her. Up until this moment, he’d actually considered the whole truth, but it didn’t take a genius to see that wouldn’t fly. It’d hit too many of Daisy’s hot buttons. The mess had all started because he hadn’t given his usual one hundred and fifty percent on Saturday. He had a reputation for one-of-a-kind, can’t-find-them-anywhere-else photos. People said they spoke intimately to the moment, and the truth was, he wasn’t particularly modest when it came to his ability with a camera: he did have a sixth sense or an inner eye or something that simply knew when the shot was there.

It’s not so bad; I just don’t have a lot of strength in it. ” She eased the sleeve back into place, then pinned him in place with a stern look. ” A sharp crack of laughter escaped Nick’s throat. “Beautiful. ” He shrugged, then winced. “Whatever. Don’t they teach you folks that the customer is always right? ” She glared at him as she returned to her desk. “If I take this job, Coltrane—and that’s a pretty big if—tender loving care will not be part of the package. ” She picked up a pencil and tapped it irritably against the desktop.

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