Meet the Neighbors
Tyler David Coltraine
Published by Tyler Coltraine at Smashwords
Copyright 2011 Tyler Coltraine
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Beep. Beep. Beeee…
The collie sighed and closed his laptop, rubbing the bridge of his muzzle. “Well, that’s the end of the batteries. Not gonna get any more work done until someone gets the blessed power back up.” He was obviously frustrated, though his nature didn’t lend itself to blind anger; it was mostly the timing—a deadline on his latest stories—that was making the sudden summer blackout a lot less tolerable.
“It’s gonna happen, sugar,” the skunk in the doorway said, slipping up behind her beau and draping her arms down his chest. ‘Summer around here means everybody turns on their air conditioning, an’ next thing ya know, boom, out go the lights.” She giggled softly and nosed her partner’s ear. “Besides, Colin, you’ve been on that contraption for weeks. I’m starting to think you like it more than me.” She gave a little mock pout and shuffled her feet, dropping the whole façade when ten fingers found her ribs and attacked them with tickles.
“How could I like a computer more than you? You’re a damned silly girl, thinking that some box of wires and stuff could replace could have your smile, your laugh, your cooking, or that saucy little wiggle you get when you’re thinking hard…” He gave a stroke over those hips, drawing up a slight sigh from the femme perching herself on his lap.