Artemis Bly Saves History
Nov 13 word count: 15,018
The smile dropped from Riley’s face. “Just as long as you make sure she comes back safe. If any were to happen to her…”
“Riley, you know I’d never let anything happen to her,” Artemis said quickly.
The smile returned to Riley’s face. “I know. I know how much you care about her. But I am her best friend so I do get to be a little protective.”
“Of course,” Artemis replied, finally returning the smile.
“AJ really asked if she could go with you?” Riley asked.
“Yeah, and she was all nervous about it. It was kind of cute.”
Riley rolled her eyes. “You two are ridiculous. But AJ will be great on your mission. She’s always come through for me when I’ve needed her and I’m sure she’ll do the same for you.”
“Me too. I have nothing but faith in her.”
“I’ve always thought of AJ as the heart of this team,” Riley said, and then looked down at her beer. “She’s always been the one to pick me back up when I loose hope. She always believes in my even it’s seemed like there was no way I could win.”
“Of she believes in you,” Artemis said. “You’re her hero, Riley.”
“I’m not a hero,” Riley said, almost automatically.
“In AJ’s eyes you are.”
“Sure, but have you seen the way she looks at you? I’ve know AJ since we were in college and I’ve never seen her act the way she does with you. She really loves you.”
Artemis couldn’t help but smile back. “Good thing I love her too.”