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- Authors: Maria Luis
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Seven Months Later
“He had a heart attack mid-coitus.”
Disregarding the fact that I’ve asked her to keep still five times
now—or face the wrath of my tattoo machine going rogue—Shirley
Hamilton glances over her shoulder and gives me the look.
One I know way too well.
The lowered brows.
The pursed mouth.
The last time Shirley looked at me like that, I was inking a unicorn on her
ankle for her seventy-second birthday. She’d been so invested in her story
about her friend from bingo doing “the drugs” that she’d clipped me in the
face with her jittery elbow and I came this close to screwing up her tattoo.
That was three years ago.
Like she’s got a homing beacon tucked away somewhere in that massive
purse of hers, Shirley returns every year on her birthday, promptly at noon.
And she always comes with a bonkers story that could put even Jerry
Springer to shame.
At this point, it’s almost tradition.
“Don’t move,” I warn again, returning to the tiny constellation of stars
she asked for on her right shoulder blade. One for each one of her grandkids.
Four more to go.
Either she left her hearing aids at home or Shirley doesn’t give a rat’s ass
that I’m working. She rolls her eyes, shakes out her curly hair, and mutters,
“You ever hear of such a thing? Nearly entering the pearly gates of heaven at
a critical time like that?”
When I opened Inked on Bourbon almost ten years ago, I never thought
that I’d be offering ink with a sprinkle of unsanctioned therapy on the side. I
expected the tourists who wander into the parlor, still drunk from the Hand
Grenades they slurped down out on Bourbon Street. Hell, I even expected the
constant requests for delicate butterfly tattoos and Celtic knot armbands, and
yeah, once in a while, I knew I’d get some spectacular pieces done for true
But playing Dr. Phil twenty-four-seven?
Never even occurred to me—which seems somewhat problematic
considering that I’m a bit of a broody bastard. I leave the do-good,
charismatic vibes to my twin, Gage, and his wife, Lizzie, both of whom work
part-time shifts here at Inked whenever they can. Though with Lizzie about to
pop out a kid, I’ll probably need to start moving my apprentices into more
permanent positions sooner rather than later.
Aware that Shirley is waiting for a response, I keep my gaze locked on
the second star when I answer, “Can’t say that I have.”
“Of course not. You’re a strapping young man, Owen. Big and tall and
brawny—anyway.” She blows out a heavy breath. “The way Peggy told the
story, there he was, carrying out God’s work, when bam! Couldn’t breathe.”
I cock a brow. “You sure he was havin’ a heart attack? Might’ve just
Shirley giggles like I’m some kind of womanizer, which couldn’t be
further from the truth. “His lips turned blue.”
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