Malila asked, “Is that your son?” as Moses and the blonde woman approached her. Malila had never in her life expected to ask so rude a question.
Moses smiled. “Yes, or so my Sally tells me.” The woman was within hearing distance … and striking distance, fetching Moses a sharp jab in the ribs, to which he gave an exaggerated reaction.
The breeder extended her hand to Malila while juggling the nursing infant.
“I am Sally Stewert. I’d be an old woman before Moses’d think to introduce us. This is Ethan Graham. He’s our first.”
“Acting Second Lieutenant Chiu, Malila E.”
Sally looked a little blank.
The conversation stopped until Moses sai...
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