The door sliced open, and a stylish and inky cowboy boot pressed into the gravel drive. Moments later, a figure loomed taller than the car. A thick, gray mustache hung over the man’s lip like an inverted frown. Bushy eyebrows shaded gray and unreadable eyes. The man cleared his throat with a guttural scoop and spit the contents in the dry grass.
“You must be Dakota. Dakota Moore.” He raised one eyebrow as if it were a cap he was tipping politely. His voice was strong, crisp, and not unpleasant, like wind scattering dry leaves.
“I’m her mother, Elu,” Mom answered behind me, stepping into the evening with a boy behind her hip. “What can we do for you?”
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