Dane by Zoe Chant EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Zoe Chant
- Language: English
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There Was A Storm Coming.
Dane stepped out of his cabin and squinted up at the sky. He didn’t need
a weather forecast to tell him—which was good, because he didn’t even
own a radio.
But the signs were all around him. The sky was still blue, but fastmoving banners of clouds flowed rapidly over the treetops above the island,
heralding a rapid change of weather. The trees bent under the rising wind. A
swirl of gulls and other seabirds flew over the island, then whorled down to
settle on the rocks and tree branches, seeking shelter.
“Gonna be a bad one,” Dane murmured to himself.
It wouldn’t be the first storm he had weathered since he had lived on the
island. After another concerned glance at the sky, he left the cabin and
strode up the path that wound across the spine of the island beneath the fir
and pine trees.
Dane moved with a swift and graceful stride, making barely any noise,
flickering in and out of the shade under the trees. He was bare to the waist;
he rarely bothered with a shirt when he was alone on the island. The cool
ocean breezes felt good against his skin. His loose hair was down to his
shoulders, brushed back from his face by the wind.
By the time he reached the highest point on the island, the wind had
kicked up to a rushing current flowing through the trees around him. From
here, he had a commanding view of the surrounding ocean, and what he
saw made him frown. There was a line of dark clouds on the horizon,
blotting out the luminous blue-green water. Its leading edge was already
threatening to hide the slanting afternoon sun.
Big storm, and it would get here soon.
He strode swiftly back toward the cabin, pausing briefly at his small
garden in a clearing in the woods. The tender green plants were growing
bravely, but there was little he could do to protect them. He would simply
have to clean up afterward.
The storm was rushing onward swiftly. The sky turned gray, and the
first drops of rain had begun to hit his bare shoulders by the time Dane
reached the cabin. He went to work, nailing boards over the cabin’s
windows to protect them. He checked to make sure the fire in the stove was
Dane was not planning to weather the storm in the cabin.
He had other plans.
After checking that everything loose was stowed or tied down, Dane
took off his jeans, boxers, and boots. He carefully folded each item of
clothing and placed it in the cabin to await his return. Then he locked the
He stood naked in front of the cabin. The rain was coming down heavily
now, sluicing over his bare body.
Dane turned and strode barefoot down the path that wound downhill to
the bare rocks beside the crashing sea. The scars on his back tugged with
mild discomfort as he moved. He was more aware of them when the air was
cold, causing the damaged skin and muscle to pull in ways he was still
getting used to, even years after the original injuries.
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