Dusty bristled. “Why is everyone so interested in my love life? I've been back for less than an hour and we’re talking about whether I should mate again, only five short months after I lost the love of my life.” He stood and stomped around the tree, not sure where he meant to go, ending up back where he started. “Damn it! Who does she think she is, anyway? Coming into my life all tempting and seductive with her pearly eyes, and satin skin and that wild hair….”
She’s got you bad, Bamboo said.
“I’m just confused.” He slumped down next to Holly and leaned into Bamboo, drawing on the calm he could always count on finding from his friend. The two of them had been wandering the forest together for months and Dusty hadn’t missed home or his friends once as long as Bamboo was around. He had healed the anguish in Dusty’s heart almost as if he had Dusty’s power to mesmerize the pain away.
Holly rubbed his back. “I’m sorry, Dusty. This can’t be easy. But everything will work out for the best.”
Didn’t I tell you not too long ago that you never know what life’s got in store for you? Bamboo’s chuckle echoed in Dusty’s mind. Looks like life’s pulled a fast one on you, Dusty.
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