Rounds 1-9 of the Legal Theft Project, completed with the assistance of my partner in crime, Bek. Round 10 launches with a bang, gathering a whole crowd of thieves.
Round 1: The First Round
The name of the game was staying calm and acting normal.
Bek’s Normal / Gwen’s Stay Calm
Robin made a habit of getting lost in every city she visited.
Bek’s Travels / Gwen’s Slow Reveal
Round 2: The Unexpectedly Cute Round
He swore quietly as the key got slightly jammed, and he had to rip it out of the lock and start again.
Bek’s Coming Home Late / Gwen’s The Master Key
Jordan smiled at Kylie through the small window beside her front door, decked out in painting supplies.
Bek’s A Quick Paint Job / Gwen’s Lines and Spatters
Round 3: The Round Gwen Allowed Herself a Semicolon
They knew, even before they got married that their life together was going to be rather atypical, and therefore rather stressful.
Bek’s Homecoming / Gwen’s Expectations
Laryngitis was not a pretty word; it did not belong in a romance novel.
Bek’s The No Voice Love Story / Gwen’s The Commonality of Literature and Pie
“I don’t know how you do that. I would get so sick, so quickly.”
Bek’s Pacing / Gwen’s Flying on a Prayer
When Eric was eight, he skinned his knee, jumping down from the tree in his backyard.
Bek’s Mother and Son / Gwen’s Warnings
“You’ve already mapped out our whole relationship, haven’t you?”
Bek’s Calling Him Out / Gwen’s Nothing On
“I have forty-two minutes.”
Bek’s The Daycare Report / Gwen’s Skip the Explanation
“She has Merlin Sickness,” Sally’s mother said with a level of seriousness that her father never really understood.
Bek’s Childish Magic / Gwen’s Infectious
It had been a year to the day since he last saw her, which was about a thousand days too long.
Bek’s Waiting at the Airport / Gwen’s Her Apologies
The worst thing about hanging out with his friends was that she tended to lose her own accent.
Bek’s American in London / Gwen’s Dizzy
“You have sixty seconds to explain how this isn’t the best plan I’ve ever had.”
Bek’s Late Night Trip to IHOP / Gwen’s Ten Cents a Tail
The truth of the matter was that he had absolutely never expected to see her again.
Bek’s Flying Home / Gwen’s Always Come Back
Ilene posted the following notice on every floor of her apartment building when her old college friends came to visit:
Bek’s Old Friends / Gwen’s General Warning
They sent him in to deal with her.
Bek’s Personal Cleaning Crew / Gwen’s Climbing Out the Window
“Remind me again: when do I push this button?”
Bek’s Always the Blue Button / Gwen’s Long Mission
As her palm slid over the leather, she realized she was going to love it here.
Bek’s Got to Love a Good Library / Kels’ Leather
Drunk didn’t look good on Connell.
Kathryn’s Drunkard / Gwen’s The Knife Fight
“It’s heartbreaking, isn’t it?”
Kate’s Where Waves Are Kind / Bek’s Misunderstood
Kas glowered with suspicion at the Ancient Tennis Shoes. They lay sprawled on their sides dirt smudged white soles over treads worn smooth and flat.
Gwen’s Lies We Tell / Kid’s The Hard Part
My grandfather lied to my grandmother, so I guess it runs in the family.
Kels’ Lies / Kate’s Stories We Tell
The monastery walls were high, and the city walls were higher.
Kid’s Hidden From the General Public / Kathryn’s By Faith the Walls of Jericho