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I’m back from vacation and already saving for the next cruise, because whoa.
It was nice to unplug for a while—I left my laptop at home and took notebooks and pens, instead—but I’ve had some serious withdrawal pangs the last two Sundays. I have a lot of reading to do to catch up!
If I remember correctly—and I do, ’cause I checked—the last shared bit of Odd Duck revealed that Lowell Rhombeck, the leader of the Talbot City werewolf pack and CEO of the pack corporation, and his human assistant Susan are pregnant.
Or Susan is, because this isn’t that kind of story.
For various reasons, Rhombeck has reacted by asking Our Wereduck Hero Tom to convince Tom’s werewolf brother Bryan (who is also Rhombeck’s cousin) to take over his position in the pack.
For different reasons, Susan and Tom think this is a dumb idea.
“So you’re abdicating?” I asked.
“No,” Susan said.
“Yes,” he said. “You know what it will be like,” he told her. “I can’t put you and our child through that.”
Throwing Bryan to the wolves didn’t seem fair, either. “You don’t have anyone else to take over?” I asked.
“It’s not that simple,” he said. “I wouldn’t put any of the other possible candidates in charge of both the corporation and the pack.”
“Bryan has a PhD in environmental studies,” I said, “not an MBA.”
Rhombeck’s motivations are next—if I can shared them in ten sentences next week, I will.
Meanwhile, does anyone know why four suitcases produced eight full loads of laundry, when all we bought were three tee-shirts and I accidentally left half my underwear on the ship? Travel physics is weird . . .