Connections Jan 2015 - Page 71

spend time with Scotty. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if she and Mel had kids that could grow up together the same as they had? “Thanks Mrs. Chilcot. I’ll come back after three.” Sarah climbed into her car and started backing out of the drive when she spotted Shane Chandler’s fancy truck. She was a little surprised, but realized she shouldn’t be. It was only a matter of time before he found his way over to Mel’s house. Sarah paused, considering her options. Before she could decide if she should stop and let Shane know Melissa wasn’t home or just drive off, he had blocked her in. Well that answers that, Sarah thought. She pushed open her door and came face to face with one of the most gorgeous men in the county; probably the nearest five for that matter. “Hello, Shane.” “Is she home?” He asked. Shane never was one for small talk. “Nope.” Sarah said, trying to sound casual. “Mrs. Chilcot says she’s working at the Sheriff’s Office. Apparently Joe gave her Dolly’s old job. And believe me, Jason has a lot to answer for. I intend to find out why he didn’t tell me they had a new dispatcher.” She glanced over the fence and realized Agnes had retreated to the house already. Shane scowled. How had Mel moved to town, taken up residence and gotten a job all without Shane even knowing she was here? “Did Agnes know when Mel would be home?” No way was Sarah going into that convoluted explanation before she talked to Mel. “Sometime after three.” Sarah said casually. “But I have first dibs. I plan to be right back here in this driveway at 3:05 and if you come knocking we won’t be answering. Mel and I have a lot of catching up to do.” Shane smiled. “Understood. I can’t make it until later any v