I am remembering you

Bertram felt his heart quicken its pace as he moved closer to the communications office. Part of him wanted to run into the office immediately, but he couldn’t – not yet at least. Instead, he followed the warden guiding them to the president’s office.

“Information Analyst Bertram Silverwebb, sir,” he said, as he opened the door and stepped to one side.

Bertram followed, but froze in the doorway. He stared, but not at the president. He blinked and, as he shook his head, a faint smile touched his lips. He focused his gaze on the president and bowed. “Forgive me, sir,” he said, glancing at Beth again. “I was just reminded – most forcefully – how lovely your deputy of communications is.”

“She seems to have that effect on men,” the president said, giving him a good-natured smile.

Beth flushed and dropped her gaze. Her superior snorted in amusement. “Not many men have that effect on her, however,” he said, his tone light and teasing.

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