“Thank you, Commander,” Marc said.
Walking away from them, Grammery put an extra swing in her hips For Marc’s benefit. His wink caused Matilda to fake a coughing fit so she wouldn’t burst out laughing. As he leaned over to see if she was all right, he whispered in her ear.
“Ah, the perks of being a captain.” Clearing his throat, he said, “Captain Dulac, are you all right now?”
“Yes, fine,” was her choked reply. She stood again, tears in her eyes. When no one was looking, she pinched him hard in the ribs. “I owe you for that,” she whispered.
© 2017 Dellani Oakes