“Knock knock?” Jean Dukes stepped into the room, “Seems a little down in here, what happened?”
Bethany Anne smiled, and the darkness lifted as she turned towards Jean, “Tell me, did the guys like your toys?”
“Seriously?” Jean asked as she sat down next to Gabrielle and across from Ecaterina, “Those guys are in their own form of heaven at the moment. Those rail gun rifles are works of art. I should know, I made them,” she finished with a smile.
A moment later, Cheryl Lynn and Patricia stepped into the room and sat down. Patricia mentioned, “Sorry, we used a Pod and then we stayed up looking down at this beautiful blue globe for a couple of extra minutes, which turned into ten.”
“Not a problem, with you ladies we make a quorum.” Bethany Anne said.
“Uh Oh,” Gabrielle said, “Sounding very official throwing around Roman Senate rules.”
“It should.” Bethany Anne agreed.
“I see we have no guys, so is the topic the guys?” Jean started, “Because, you practically bribed them with those guns to go use them.”
“They need to go get rid of some pent up aggression.” Bethany Anne started.
“You mean, they need to shoot people and fuck up others?” Patricia asked.
The ladies turned to stare at Patricia who looked back, “What? She can say ‘fuck’ and I can’t?” Patricia asked as she pointed to Bethany Anne.
“It’s not that,” Cheryl Lynn admitted, “It’s that we nominated you the den mother of the group.”
“I don’t remember this vote,” Patricia replied.
“Well, I’ll admit I nominated you since I have too much ‘mothering’ with my two, and it sounded more fun to let you do it.” Cheryl Lynn conceded.
“Was I even remotely supposed to be at this meeting where the vote occurred?” Patricia asked while keeping the woman in front of her directly in her piercing gaze.
“Can I confess we didn’t have a vote?” Cheryl Lynn sighed, “In fact, I was rather hoping you would just do it.”
“How about the rest of you,” Patricia asked.
“Hey, as the oldest female here, I just want to say that age should have nothing to do with role specifications,” Gabrielle said.
“I think we can go without a den mother role.” Bethany Anne spoke dryly to the rest of the ladies, “However, I do have a ‘mother’ question for everyone here, and it is important enough that you will not speak of it outside of those present. I expect obedience on this matter, is that clear?”
The women stopped kidding and nodded to Bethany Anne as she caught their eyes. When she went through the group, she started the official meeting. “As Jean commented, this discussion is about the guys.”
“What about them?” Gabrielle started, “Other than getting some aggression out. They seem to be ok to me.”
“That’s because you are not looking at what they should be doing,” Bethany Anne started before she was interrupted by Gabrielle.
“What?” She asked, looking around the room. “I’ve trained them carefully; I’m not sure what they are missing here.”
“Honey,” Patricia started, “It isn’t the training or the fighting that is missing.”
Gabrielle looked over to Bethany Anne, concern on her face. Bethany Anne shook her head to the woman, “You have done an admirable job as the Captain of my Own, Gabrielle. But you are used to vampires who have been alive for at least a hundred years. These guys haven’t and they are missing something they need.”
“What?” Gabrielle looked around before her eyes opened wider, “They need women?”
“Well, I might’ve said ‘action,’” Jean supplied.
“I don’t think it is just getting laid.” Bethany Anne added, “They and I have a connection so that I can feel them to some degree. Sure, they might need to get laid, but they need to share feelings with that ‘one other’ that a female will give them.”
“Or male,” Cheryl Lynn stated. All of the women looked to her, “I was thinking Akio, not John, Eric, Scott or Darryl.”
“Oh,” Jean Dukes answered, “I was going to tell a few woman that they needed to get a dick addition if it was one of the four.”
“Hey!” Barb asked, “Could the Pod change a woman to grow a penis?” Her question caught everyone off guard, and they all looked to Bethany Anne, who stared back at them.
“Seriously? This is the pressing question of the moment?” She got six ladies nodding to her. She rolled her eyes, “Un-fucking-believable,” then put up a finger to tell them to hold a second.
What’s the answer?
It’s possible, but it will start changing a lot of the insides for a long time before they come out. It isn’t going to just sprout a new appendage.
God Bless America.
What? Oh, it’s just a saying of exasperation on my part. Why I thought I could have a straightforward discussion with women is beyond me.
Tom decided to stay quiet.
“The short answer is ‘yes, it is possible.’ The longer answer is it will take a long time in the pod, and nothing will be the same when you come out.” From the looks on the ladies faces, Bethany Anne could tell they each had something they didn’t either care to lose or care to gain. “So, if we are done with the biology questions?” She looked around the table.
“I’ve talked with Giannini after her date with Darryl,” Cheryl Lynn started, “She could tell that she would play second fiddle to you in his mind, and she wouldn’t accept that, so they parted with a kiss and as friends.”
“That’s going to be a tough sell.” Barb allowed.
“Not necessarily,” Jean added, “If the date comes from someone committed, then they both are committed to the cause, and Bethany Anne is the figurehead for the cause.” She thought a moment before blushing, “Sorry, didn’t mean to call you a figurehead, boss.”
Bethany Anne said, “No, I believe you are onto something there.” She tapped her fingers on the table, “If a couple is committed to the cause above themselves, then they are joined in their efforts and both sides would be stronger in their commitment and understand what it takes. Or, at least mostly will.”
TO BE CONTINUED
From Michael >> Wow, we are getting close to ‘no more snippets’ time as I’m finished with Chapter 19, and writing Chapter 20. So, I hope to be finished writing the book (words complete) by Friday. There are 19 chapters out to Editing right now, with the first 5 probably ready for me to put back into the book.
However, I know many of you are avid, AVID readers, and could use a little something, something to hold you over. So, here is a HUGE favorite of mine, and if you haven’t read John Conroe’s books, well, damn. You might read something more fun than mine!
God Touched (The Demon Accords Book 1)
Chris Gordon is a rookie with the NYPD – one with a secret. In his spare time Chris is an exorcist without equal with a gift from God. But when he saves a beatiful girl from a demonic attack, he discovers there is more to fear than just demons.
Finding himself surrounded by vampires, were weasels, and facing a giant short-faced bear, Chris struggles to stay alive, all while protecting his deadly new girlfriend. And then there’s her over protective vampire mother!