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Bypass Gemini By Joseph R. Lallo Characters: 6702

Updated: 2018-01-19 19:02


She removed her glasses, leaning forward to plant a slow, tender kiss on his lips. When they parted, she looked him in the eyes.

"Thank you, " she said.

"Uh. . ." he replied. It was the best he could manage.

The smirk came to her lips again as she replaced her glasses. She opened the door and stepped into the hall, encountering Michella on the way out.

"Miss Modane, congratulations on all of your success, and my compliments to your exceptional investigative work. I have great respect for what you've done."

"Oh, uh, well, thank you, " Michella replied, offering her hand.

Miss Misra shook it gracefully, and continued on her way. Lex, in an act nearly as difficult as the rest of his adventure combined, managed to keep from watching her go.

"Who was that?" Michella asked, as Lex closed the door behind her.

"Mmm? Her? Oh, no one. She's my new landlord's assistant, " he replied quickly.

"She seems nice. But that dress was a bit much, " she said, turning back to the door.

Lex took the opportunity to glance at his reflection in the flat screen to make sure that there wasn't any lingering evidence of Miss Misra's gratitude. On his face, at least.

"How did you know I'd be here? I only just got back."

"I asked Marv to give me a call if you showed up. He said you'd be walking home, so I waited a few hours."

"That was thorough."

"Investigative reporter, remember?"

"Heh, yeah. So, Michella. It's been a while, " he said.

"It has, " she said, looking away.

She definitely seemed nervous. There was a tension in the air, a fear of losing something good in the pursuit of making it better.

"Congratulations on all of the coverage."

"Thank you. And thank you for your help. I couldn't have done it without you."

"I. . . I've only really glanced at the news. A lot on my mind lately. What ended up happening?"

"Plenty. It turns out Trent tried to cover his tracks after you escaped. He erased everything. The Gemini information that y

this moment, he had his girl. He had everything he needed. His finger hovered over the delete button.

With a smirk, he tapped "save" instead.

Well, almost everything. . .

From The Author

Thank you for reading this, the first of what I hope to be many science fiction novels. Though I genuinely enjoyed writing this, my first love is fantasy. If you like my writing, please take a moment to sample some of my other works. The first book of my Book of Deacon trilogy is available for free at many retailers. If you have anything to say, good or bad, I would love to hear it, in the form of a review, or, if you prefer, an email. And finally, if you'd like to hear about my latest projects, please sign up for my newsletter.

Discover other titles by Joseph R. Lallo:

The Book of Deacon Trilogy:

Book 1: The Book of Deacon

Book 2: The Great Convergence

Book 3: The Battle of Verril

Book of Deacon Side Stories:


The Rise of the Red Shadow

Science Fiction Titles:

Bypass Gemini

Unstable Prototypes

Artificial Evolution

NaNoWriMo Experiments:

The Other Eight


Connect with Joseph R. Lallo


Twitter: @jrlallo



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