Broommates – Episode 8
Author: Valerie Valdes
Title: Passing Muster
Genre: Urban Fantasy
“Who’s the Chinese babe?” Parker asked.
“Japanese,” Booker grunted as he and Miranda entered the house carrying the unconscious girl between them.
Anthony raced down the stairs, his volunteer fire department t-shirt proclaiming his destination. “Have to run, fire over in–” He skidded to a halt. “What the blazes? Here, let me have her.” He grabbed the woman under the arms and tossed her over his shoulder with a strength that surprised Miranda. She massaged her aching arms while they walked.
“She was possessed by a kitsune,” she explained. “She should be fine soon enough, but we have to get her back to Japan.”
He gently lowered the girl onto a chaise longue in the sitting room, which was dusty and gloomy with the thick embroidered curtains closed. Miranda hadn’t been in there since she’d warded the windows–two weeks earlier? Time flew.
“Booker, get Beatrice in here,” Miranda snapped. “Parker, find Kitty. We all need to talk. Now.”