With a sigh, Riley turned to face Mel. “I will give you the sample in exchange for an assortment of alcoholic beverages.” He looked over his shoulder. He spotted Damian and that servant girl he seemed to be clinging to looking at the ocean. “And there’s someone here who will let you examine him. Just not me.”
“Agreed!” Mel leaned over the table and held out the swab. Riley leaned forward, mouth open.
“Me too!” Mauki swung around a chair and sat down at the table next to his brother. That deal sounded like too much to pass up.

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I GOT AN UPDATE OUT!

This month has been really bad for me.  Still waiting on leak under my house to be repaired, but it’s the last issue!

Unfortunately, I wiped my desktop to fix that issue and uhhhhh… changed the color profile on my computer so things look a little different… plus, I have a smaller backup tablet monitor I got via Black Friday sale.  Getting used to it, but I did use it to color this update!