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Here we go:
Alex laughed. It felt good to laugh. She had missed Gabe. He always knew what to say to make her feel better. “How are things at the bar?”
“Fine, Ann is handling things. Cyn misses you. Darby cries every time anyone asks for you or Val.” He paused and then added. “A man came by the other day…” He gave the distracted Val a sidelong glance, and then mouthed, Costas to Alex.
Alex inwardly cringed and then quickly shook her head. They’ll talk about that later. “Poor Darby. She knows we’re okay, right?”
“Yeah, but she also knows you guys are basically being held hostage by the mafia, so,” he shrugged, “dunno if we’d call that okay…”
Alex’s lips curved into a frown. “We’re not being held hostage. Once Val is better, we’re getting out of here.”
“Oh yeah?” Gabe asked. “How do you plan on smuggling out the mob princess all those goons out there are here to guard?” He lifted his thick brows. “Should I bring her a sexy nurse costume and you a doctor costume? Maybe you both can seduce your way out.”
This time, Val chimed in. “Why do I have to be the sexy nurse?”
Gabe let out a dramatic sigh, as if the answer was obvious. “Alex is the one that wants to be a doctor.”
“Why can’t we both be doctors?” Val countered.
Gabe threw his hands up. “Okay, you got me. The truth is, there’s no way I’d be able to trick Alex into wearing a sexy nurse outfit. You though…” He tilted his head. “I think you’d want to wear it.”
“Why’s that?” Val asked, eyes filled with amusement.
“Because,” Gabe said matter-of-factly, holding up a finger, “you enjoy torturing Alex.”
Val snickered. Gabe was right. She’d definitely agree to put on a sexy nurse outfit simply to see the look on Alex’s face.
“Okay,” Val said. “Let’s compromise. Alex and I will both wear sexy doctor outfits. You can wear the sexy nurse outfit.”
“Deal,” Gabe said, holding his fist out, which Val happily bumped with her own.
Alex’s eyebrow twitched. Val and Gabe were both grinning at each other like fools. She forgot how ridiculous they could get together. “I don’t remember agreeing to that,” she said, arching a brow in Val’s direction.
Val leaned over and gave her a kiss on the cheek.
“I still don’t remember agreeing,” Alex said, but Gabe noticed the look of adoration on her face as she peered shyly at Val, her hand coming up to rest on the cheek the girl had just kissed.
“Focus,” Gabe said when he got sick of them giving each other looks, “What’s the plan?”
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