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  1. "You mean there's another lodge here?" Maybe they'd mentioned it, but this was so extravagant, and to think there was another...well, if they had earned it, at least they were enjoying it! After grabbing a bit of cheese and some crackers, she commented, "Sure, we can help with salad, if you trust her with a knife." Grinning, she nudged Steph. "Show us where the stuff is and we'll get to it." She wasn't particularly fond of chopping lettuce, especially when you could get it in a bag already ready, but if was something to do to feel useful and would stave off boredom, she didn't mind. "So, what, besides lettuce, will the salad have? Cucumbers...tomatoes...carrots...anchovies?"
  2. "The comfortable side.........of course," Steph quipped. "Of course, always the best!" Kat rolled her eyes, then laughed. "At least this is better than most motels, and there's spaghetti for dinner!" For the fact that this was not a trip for pleasure, the place was really nice, and they may as well get what they could from it. "Hey, maybe tomorrow we can go fishing! Nothing like fresh fish." It had been a long time since she'd been fishing, although as much as she enjoyed it, she didn't really like cleaning them. "And we can con the men into doing all the icky part with the guts and scales!" After all, a sweet word and bat of the eye went a long way in swaying a man. Tossing her bag in a corner, she shrugged. "Guess we can go help with dinner? Maybe they have beer?" Oh, right, Steph was too young for that! @Wayfarer
  3. "Oh, wow...." Kat took the place in, shaking her head. The setting was amazing, but, in her opinion, the house was a bit over-kill. "Looks a bit like an overgrown Hobbit habitat," she murmured to Steph, then shrugged. "And...well I've seen those movies about these houses...eventually, they turn on you and trap you." Laughing, she stepped inside and looked around, then glanced at Steph again as they got their room assignment. "Looks like we're bunking together..." Which was that and more, as there was only one bed in the room. No matter, they could work it out, and if push came to shove -- literally -- there was a small couch that Kat could sleep on. "The dogs will like this, though...hop you don't mind a few fleas!" At the moment, they were out running around and exploring the territory, but Kat wasn't worried...there was no where for them to go and they'd come in when food was offered! "So, which side do you prefer?" @Wayfarer
  4. "Well, at least the seatbelts will help keep you in one place," Kat observed, "make it easier to find you....well, unless the sharks get you...are there sharks in cold water?" Then Lucian suggested sight-seeing tours, and Kat grinned as she leaned to whisper, not at all quietly, to Steph, "Uh huh, 'tours' (air quotes), so no one will ever find the bodies!" She laughed, reaching to scratch Hammy's ears. "Do you have kayaks there? I've always wanted to try that...so long as there aren't any sharks." She really was having more fun than she should harassing the men. J.D. tilted his head up a bit as he responded. "No sharks, but you might get to paddle with some orcas. They eat sharks, ya know..." @Stormwolfe; @Wayfarer; @Bongo
  5. "Oh, so now the chicken is a stewardess?" Kat laughed, then shrugged. "I'm not to worried about the pilot, after all, he has on his official 'redneck pilot' uniform on!" Had Lucian really realized what he was getting into when he had decided to give two women the opportunity to collaborate in harassment! "Even so, I'm leaving my seat belt on, so that I can survive and bear witness!" As they took off, she glanced out the window, enjoying the scenery, and the novel experience of taking off on the water. @Wayfarer; @Stormwolfe; @Longshot
  6. Kat chuckled at the interplay, and even though she didn't quite understand rooster separation anxiety. But everyone had their own quirks, so if Lucian wanted to take along the rooster she wouldn't protest. Heck, he was letting her bring the mutts, who would be perfectly fine if they had to stay home. "Well," she quipped as she stowed her gear, "I have some training in psych crisis intervention, so if Foghorn has a problem, I can talk with him." Grinning, she settled into the seat and secured the belt. @Wayfarer; @Stormwolfe; @Longshot
  7. Things had been happening pretty quickly, but fortunately for Kat, she was just along for the ride and to chaperone Steph, so there really wasn't much for her to do but, well, go along, and that didn't require any thinking, so she was happy. Besides, it really was a bit of an adventure and a chance to see more of Alaska, even if it meant being away from home for a few days. Wrinkling her nose up, she glanced at JD. "So, if we leave the chicken behind, what are we going to do for dinner? It's my understanding that we can't just order pizza or something, right?" Of course, she knew it was a rooster, not a chicken. And she knew that roosters could be mean cusses, given a chance. Heck, her rooster tried to jump on her and scratch her if she didn't keep an eye on him. "A little breading, toss in a fryer, and yum!" @Wayfarer; @Stormwolfe; @Longshot
  8. So, is someone going to do the math and think, 'Ward = Steph'?
  9. "Oh, visitation rights!" Kat commented dryly, "yipee!" She grinned, then shrugged. "I can find someone to watch the place," she added, "I'd prefer not to leave for too long, I guess I can cover shifts." She loved it here and was just getting settled, plus she had a business to get started, but she knew that if she didn't go with them they would worry about her, and that would divide their attention. Plus, if she was with them, Miss Steph couldn't scream abuse and get them into trouble. "Well, let me pack some things," she finally sighed. "How long do you think this is going to be?" @Stormwolfe; @Wayfarer; @Longshot
  10. Kat watched the exchange in silence, trying not to grin too much. To her thinking, they all deserved each other, and as annoying as it was sometimes, it was amusing to watch, and really no harm. "Long ride in the wilderness...got it!" She nodded to Lucian, then grinned at Steph. "So, you prefer dipping your crabs in Cholula Sauce over actually catching them and plunging them into boiling water? Who would have guessed!" In a way, though, she did feel a little sorry for the kid...it was going to be a rough time for her, if she wanted to survive her uncle's nefarious plots, but at least she had a good bunch of people who were willing to help her out, if she would only accept the hand. @Wayfarer @Stormwolfe @Longshot
  11. "Oh yeah, I'd like to stay in touch too. You got a nice place here and I love the horses, dogs, etc. Who knows, if my jailers let me maybe I can come back and we go on another horseback ride......minus the moose in the mud." "But no baby mooseses takes all the fun out of it!" Kat laughed, shaking her head. "Well, there's always elk, fox, wolves..." Kat was offering the two men cold pizza (ugh) and beer in the fridge. Steph stood up and got to the fridge first, opening the door and grabbing a beer, "Don't mind if I do." Kat raised an eyebrow at that, but she decided to let the adults deal with it. Honestly, she didn't have a huge problem with it, for the very reason that Steph pointed out. "Come on, everyone, we're in a private home and it's just one beer. I was drinking hard liquor at the mansion since I was thirteen and my family knew it. " "Thirteen?" Well, that changed things...it was pretty messed up. but then, now that she thought about it, the kid hadn't had anyone to tell her 'no', or to give her a reason not to drink. "I do not care what you were drinking under your family's watch. Here, you are still underage." He reached past her for a pitcher of cold water and poured himself and J.D. a glass. "And no, we will not be sharing a bed." "Boy, this guy is no fun. You sure you don't want to take your chances here?" "Kat, we owe you several weeks of chores. Once we get this case settled, I will try to make good on some of it," Lucian said to the other woman. "I never meant to bring you trouble. Once we know more about Stephanie's situation and the level of danger, we will see about bringing her to visit. Reagan will be able to legally block her uncle from having her committed, at least temporarily. It does sound like he will likely try other means if thwarted." "I don't mind, really." Kat shrugged. "I'm glad I was able to help a friend, and hey, who doesn't need a little excitement in their life?" Honestly, she liked Steph, and she was happy that she had been able to do something to keep her safe. "I will put Miss Stephanie to work on the Invictus. Might as well do a little lobster or crab fishing, make some money." "Oh, seeing that would make all this worth it!" Laughing, Kat glanced at Steph. "And hey, at least it isn't negative eighty out, so it should be a cake-walk! Just watch those pinchy-claws, I hear they can take off fingers in, like, two seconds!" @Wayfarer; @Stormwolfe; @Longshot
  12. "Honestly I've never had what most people would call a normal life. That's not how the Strouds live. We are one twisted bunch. I mean Unky Mason is the worst of us currently but ..........well...I wouldn't wish my family on anyone. But it must be nice to be like you.....I mean to have your optimistic outlook on things. You know what my definition of an optimist is? An optimist is somebody BEFORE the event happens." It was pretty sad, Kat thought, to envy what most people took for granted, just living life and getting support from your family. Maybe once her uncle was out of the picture and she was independent, Steph would find some peace? "Life has its issues," Kat commented, "but yeah, mostly haven't had anything too earth-shattering." Besides having to relocate due to a psycho ex-boyfriend! But even that had worked out...she was finding that she loved it here, and had even stumbled into the inheritance. "Anyway, once they whisk you away, don't be a stranger, all right? And if you need anything, you know where to find me." As the men clamored in, she glanced their way with a smile. "Thanks for helping out. Of course, that's the least you owe me!" Then she nodded to the table. "Cold pizza there, and there are some beers in the fridge. " @Wayfarer; @Stormwolfe; @Longshot
  13. Kat laughed and shook her head. "Sorry, I was just teasing you, I don't really know what it's like. It's probably not too bad, I can't imagine that Lucian would take you some place too primitive. And hopefully you can get to a phone, and you can call me to come rescue you." She frowned. "You said it's on an island? I'd have to come get you in a kayak, but we can figure it out." Grinning, she munched on her pizza, then commented, "Really, though, they'll take good care of you, and with Regan helping, they'll get this all straightened out and life can go back to normal." Then she could have a life and not have to worry about her uncle and his crazy schemes. @Wayfarer; @Stormwolfe; @Longshot
  14. "Ohhh...yeah, I know that place." Well, no, Kat didn't, but why pass up a chance for some teasing? "Yeah, no running water, generator for electricity, outhouse...and no internet! Good luck out there. But I do think you'll be pretty safe, no one would think of looking for you there, it's nearly uninhabitable." She munched on a piece of pizza. "Good luck. I'll give you a couple extra blankets in case the generator doesn't work!" @Wayfarer
  15. "Coke! I'll take a coke please!" "Got it!" She poured soda over ice and set it out on the table, then poured herself some iced tea. "Ugh, I can't stomach cold pizza..........or warmed over pizza...........it's gotta be fresh and hot or it's not pizza," "More for the rest of us!" Kat grinned, knowing that not everyone liked cold pizza, and glad that the girl was happy with salad...otherwise, it was peanut-butter and honey, there wasn't time to cater to whims. She could put more effort into dinner. Grabbing another slice of cold pizza, she continued with making sure there were plenty of paper plates, cups and ice for everyone, as well as a few bottles of HooDoo Stout Ale. Thanks for everything. This is a cool place. And I'm sorry you got dragged into this mess but most of that was the fault of my .............employees. " "I don't mind." She shrugged, then grinned. "Well, kind of I do, but it's barely an inconvenience, and it helped to keep you safe." She would have hated for anything to have happened to Steph, and wouldn't have wanted her anywhere else. "I know you didn't go into the motel room back there but one of my uncle's thugs really beat up my friend Louis. He threatened both of them. And little Ava is like the nicest mousiest girl you'd ever meet. She is the exact opposite of me. I hate that almost everyone I know gets sucked into this death struggle with my Unky Mason. It's bullshit." "Sorry..." It sucked that her uncle made her feel guilty by dragging her friends into this. "Are they all right? Do they need a place to stay?" Her grin widened. "I have plenty of tents for over night trail rides, and there's the barn...top-notch accommodations, and a shotgun...Uncle Mason won't get here." She headed for the front door and called out, "Lunch is on!" With her 'helpers' fed, they would work more efficiently, and soon the place would be in order.

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