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“You wouldn’t be sneakin’ out to check out the nightlife in the small town of Valentine, Tx, now, would you?”

“No, not me,” Creed lied, spinning on his heels, trying to act casually even as he felt like a little boy caught with his hand in the cookie jar.

“Let me guess, you fell asleep in jeans and boots then found yourself out here sleepwalking. Is that it?” Raising his eyebrows and crossing his arms over his chest, Gunnar, the Viking Healer, stood and stared with a gleam in his eye and a smirk on his face.

“Would you believe me if I said yes?”

“Not if I was blind, deaf, mute and standing on my head.” Leaning against the wall of the garage attached to the cabin Owen MacAllen and his lovely wife, Barbara had given them to stay in, he chuckled, “Since we’re both about two days younger than dirt and have pretty much seen it all, how about you just tell me what’s goin’ on? It’ll save us both a lot of time.”

Following the man, his friend, the one he’d known longer than most into the kitchen, the Leader of the Paladins sighed, “You’ll just laugh if I tell you. Hell, it’s so far outta character, I’m pretty sure I need to go see that little Witch mated to one of Owen’s boys to have my head examined.”

“Hey!” Gunnar griped, making a show of furrowing his eyebrows and acting put out. “Like I wasn’t a Healer before she was even a twinkle in her daddy’s cauldron?” Slapping himself in the chest with his fists. “You think I can’t mess with your mind better than a Celtic conjurer you’ve known for five minutes?”

“I’m not saying she’s better. I’m saying by talking to Brynn, I wouldn’t have to deal with a load of bull crap and three centuries of jokes at my expense.”

“Oh, so you want my professional advice for free?” The Viking chuckled.

“No, I’d really just like to go to bed and forget all this ever happened.”

“Aww, come on. Don’t be that way.” Holding out his hands, palms up, he shrugged and