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Picking up from last week’s snippet from a neglected WiP. The boys have been stranded on a deserted street in a winter storm, turned away by a church shelter because they’re gay. This is unedited, so in the words of our fearless leader, “Squint.”
“Over here, boys.”
It was a woman’s voice, nearly inaudible against the howl of the wind.
Alex looked toward the sound. A rectangle of light spilled from an open doorway silhouetting a figure standing there, motioning for them to come.
He shrugged. “We don’t have much choice.”
The woman ushered them through the door, closing it behind them and they breathed a sigh of relief at being out of the wind.
“My name is Kamrin, but you can call me Kam,” she said, helping them out of their jackets – their fingers were too numb to work the zippers. She hung the jackets on hooks next to the door and they got their first good look at her. Long dark auburn hair flowed down to the small of her back, more or less restrained by a headband set with a clear green stone that matched her eyes. She was maybe five feet tall, soft-bodied, but not fat, and there was an air of confidence and competency about her that was somehow reassuring and unnerving at the same time.