Titan went to his desk and pulled up Carver’s contact information.
Ten seconds later a projection of Commander Carver appeared, floating over Titan’s desk.
The commander ran a hand through his hair and sighed with annoyance. “Another problem?”
“Maybe a small one. Captain Caryll opted to leave Enclave for her another housing option.”
Carver shook his head. “Not a problem. She has an apartment. It’s well shielded.”
Titan hesitated. “Sir… was…” He sighed in frustration, not sure how to explain his concerns.
Carver looked tired, and his attention kept shifting from the monitor to something else in the room. Probably Genevieve Silar.
“Sir, if she’d been one of my crew, I wouldn’t leave Caryll alone tonight. She wasn’t just angry. Her defensive shields were up, she was taking things hard. And I know Yeoman Lee was out of line. I’m fully aware of that. But…” He shrugged.
The commander motioned for someone to join him, and sure enough the young Silar lieutenant slid on his lap wearing little more than a pink night slip.
“Lieutenant,” Titan said politely, keeping his gaze pointedly on his commander’s face.
Carver had a steady lover who’d probably be his wife by the time the year was out, he didn’t need to rub it in. Besides, pale pink was an atrocious color on Silar. She needed a steel gray or copper red, something martial.
That could be filed under the list of things he would never, ever tell anyone.
“Gen, do you think Selena was acting abnormal tonight?” Carver asked.
“She was cranky, but she wanted to go somewhere in Tarrin proper, not Cargo Blue. That’s it,” Silar said.
“You don’t think she was upset by what Rowena said?” Carver asked.
Silar shook her head, tossing bright red curls that caught on the commander’s bristles.
Titan squelched a surge of jealousy. It had been a long time since he’d had someone to hold that close. Continue reading BODIES IN MOTION: Chapter 2 Part 2