A new entry in the Omicron Matter – Goodbyes. Jason McNeill has just found out that he is a father to be. And right before he leaves on a journey that will take him away for months if not years. He was told to expect a surprise. This was not what he expected.
For those who are new to the Omicron Matter, the book home page is a good place to start.
My editor/wife really liked the addition of Candace’s pregnancy. I suppose it is because there is a fair amount of coupling and, until this story line, without consequence. I will note that Michael and Felicity are married and aboard an advanced space ship and likely being provided the necessary precautions to prevent unexpected surprises like Candace’s.
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Dunstable Train Station – Jason
Jason hugged Candace tightly said, “You never said anything in your letters.” He was being pounded on the shoulders. His chest and stomach tightened in a thousand emotions.
Candace said into his ear, “I didn’t know if you were coming back…I felt like …well confused and you sounded very busy in travel and such.”
Jason said, “You could have written something…”
Candace closed her eyes and buried her head in his shoulder and said, “I’m ok. Mum and Da’ had kittens but they’ve come around. Stephan and Jolene are keeping me on. As for the rest of the town…well …I’m hardly the first.”
Jason stuttered, “But…”
Candace opened her eyes, smiled, and thumped his chest, “Shush. Let’s discuss this at the pub. Enjoy the celebration.” She then turned him around and he was enveloped in a big hug by Stephan. Stephan clapped him hard on the shoulder and said, “Stop wool gathering boy. Let’s get off the platform and to the pub.”