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Zane’s anger wilted, and he just looked at Ty while he stood there and ached inside. “I don’t want to hurt you”

(pg 237, Cut & Run, Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux, Dreamspinner Press)

Zane slowly nodded, waiting a few heartbeats before admitting, “I am now,” in a matching whisper. There was so much he wanted to say but didn’t dare.

(pg 228, Cut & Run, Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux, Dreamspinner Press)

Posted: June 15, 2016 in Uncategorized
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After another long silence, Zane gave a quiet sigh. “Becky died this time of year,” Zane said quietly. “Weather’s about the same. Fancy graveyard.” He shrugged.

“Who is Becky?” Ty asked in exasperation.

Zane kept his eyes focused out the window. “My wife.”

Ty stared at him for a long moment, eyes drifting down to the wedding ring Zane still wore but they’d never talked about, then he looked away without commenting. He pressed his lips together tightly as they rode in silence. “I’m sorry,” he finally offered.

Nodding slowly, Zane finally said, “Thanks.” It was almost inaudible.

~ Cut & Run, by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux

He had turned around to look at him, and some of the cold was out of his demeanor, revealing a hint of unusual vulnerability. “You said I wouldn’t miss you.” He drew in a long breath, and his voice was even quieter when he spoke again. “You were wrong”

Ty was silent, unmoving as he met Zane’s eyes across the room. “I was wrong about a lot of things”

(pg 216, Cut & Run, Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux, Dreamspinner Press)


Ty tells Zane he can put up pictures in the house, but Zane just smiles and says, “I know,” and never does. So Ty finds the pictures that matter most to Zane, and gets them framed. When Zane walks in the door one evening after work, he’s greeted by pictures from his life. Annie, Mark, and Sadie out on the ranch in Texas. Mara and himself doing dishes in her kitchen after dinner one night. Him and Kelly shooting darts while Nick and Digger watch them. Zane and Clancy dancing at a friend’s wedding. Perrimore and Alston tackling him during what was supposed to be a game of flag football. Even one of just him, sprawled on the couch with a favourite book and a content smile.

But the one that captures his attention the most is one of him and Ty, sitting on a beach in just their board shorts and sunglasses. They’re not touching, not really even looking at each other, but their heads are tilted towards one another, and they’re both grinning. He runs his fingers over the frame, then sees Ty standing beside him.

“Thought I couldn’t do this myself or something?”

Ty shrugs. “Maybe I just wanted to make sure you put them in the right places.” He reaches out and touches the frame too. “If I’d let you do it, they’d all be upstairs where no one could see them.”

“You had to move your pictures.”

Ty shakes his head. “No, I moved our pictures to make room for more of our pictures.” He wraps an arm around Zane’s waist and says, “Because pictures of your life should be right next to pictures of mine, right?”

Zane just looks at him, then nods. “Right.”


Nickels and Zanety! 

Of course Nickels gets to have the kinky artwork and Zanety, the fluff. 

Characters © Cut & Run | Sidewinder, @abiroux

Posted: June 1, 2016 in Uncategorized
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ngpeltier is sick so here’s a pun post yet again to hopefully brighten her day. based on this.