February 19, 2017 by dellanioakes
Full Measure was my NaNo novel for 2011
“You gonna tell us what this is about?” The Brit asked calmly, sipping his scotch.
“I told you. Nothing. Don’t worry your pretty head about it, baby,” he said as if he were talking to a particularly obtuse woman.
The British man punched him in the shoulder.
“Hey! You nearly spilled my coffee!”
“Oh, precious, you’ll manage,” the British man said, batting his eyelashes.
“Y’all are a couple fruits,” the black man said sourly. “Act like girls. You two gay for each other?”
“Because you’re new to the team and don’t know us,” the British man replied quietly. “I’ll let that slide—this time. Say it again, and important pieces of you will go missing.”
“You ain’t right,” the driver said. “Neither of you.”
“You don’t like it, go back to Miami,” the dark haired man said.
“St. Pete,” the black man corrected. “I can’t go back. Too damn hot.”
“Temperature?” the man in leather asked.
“Cops. One too many bodies disappeared in Alligator Ally. Got suspicious.” He shrugged.
© 2017 Dellani Oakes