Happy Sunday. I’m continuing with my WIP, another Alinta Bay story.
Jonah and Maddie are still stuck in the lift.
She gave him a gentle slap on his chest, his company not only giving her some comfort in this awkward, and somewhat scary situation, but she was enjoying it as well. “I’m helping Dad’s friend. She’s overseeing all the arrangements.”
“So we’re in good hands,” he said with some mirth.
“You most certainly are,” she assured him. “Taupo? So, what is this fine specimen of a man doing in … wait, north or south island?”
The static voice from the panel startled them both, and Jonah stood instantly to reply. “We’re still coping. Some better than others.”
Maddie pulled in her lips as she looked up at him, glad to hear from the outside help, but at the same time she was a bit disappointed their conversation was distracted. Of course he was referring to her. And, yes, he was right. Even more so that he was not holding her hand anymore. She missed his body next to hers, the assurance he had radiated.
“Technicians have arrived and promised me to have you moving soon again.”
Jonah nodded towards the silver panel. “Appreciate the update. Oh, mate, could you give an update to…” He turned to her. “Anybody you need to know about current adventure?”
Eyes wide, she countered, “You call this an adventure?”
He blew out a breath. “Another ism I’ve stepped in?”
Placing her hand on the ground, she pushed herself up and stood next to him. “Not the kind of adventure I was seeking.”
His laugh was warm and intimate. “You have to come to NZ for a visit one day. Lots of adventures to have over there.”
“Excuse me,” the static voice interrupted. “Could I have your attention for just a moment?”
“Sorry,” Maddie and Jonah replied in unison.
“Who would you like me to contact?”
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