"Shh. Did you hear that?" Elliot drew his gun.
"Hear what?" Olivia listened closely. A scratching came from somewhere nearby.
"The closet." Olivia nodded as Elliot gestured toward the door. She reached for the doorknob slowly. At Elliot's nod, she yanked the door open. He brought his gun to the ready.
A look of combined amusement and exasperation crossed his face as he holstered his weapon. Olivia glanced at him quizzically, then looked inside the closet. Luminous green eyes peered out of a small, adorable face.
She laughed. "Need a pet, El?"
"Oh, don't even say that," he groaned.
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Jen sighed. Showing no mercy, she yanked back the quilt. "Let's go, Mattie. You need to get ready for school."
Mattie grumbled to herself as she stumbled toward the bathroom. "I hate you."
"I know." Jen returned to her bedroom and finished putting her hair up in her usual braid.
Mattie wandered out into the living room, locating her books for class. Before she left, she turned and said, "I don't really hate you."
Jen smiled. "I know. You just hate being woken up at oh-dark-hundred."
"You're spending too much time with Harm," Mattie replied, rolling her eyes.