From Riley Adams Hits the Road
Riley was about to reply but a black SUV pulled up and two women got out. They were mid argument as they walked over.
“Look, it’s not my fault,” the shorter woman was saying. “If you leave cool gadgets on the coffee table, I’m going to try them out. You should know this by now.”
“Yeah, I do,” the other woman said, a hint of an Irish accent in her voice. “ I just didn’t expect you to set off a quantum disrupter in the middle of the living room!”
The short woman was Maddie Cervantez, all spitfire and wild curly dark hair. Towering over her was Darcy Thatcher, one hand resting on the laser pistol strapped to her side.
“How was I supposed to know what it did? You should label these thing!”
The two women stopped near AJ’s truck and AJ, Riley, and Artemis watched the back and forth like a tennis match.
“And you know what quantum disrupter means?”
“Well, no, but if it was labeled I might take a minute to Google it before I push all the buttons.”
Darcy stared down at Maddie for a long moment and then laughed and shook her head. “You’re ridiculous.”
Maddie grinned. “Yeah, by you still love me.”
“True.” Darcy leaned down and they shared a quick kiss.
Riley finally cleared her throat loudly. “Are you two done?”
“For now,” Maddie said with one of her trademark rakish grins.