Summer between Years 8 and 9
"Go out," his father had said.
And, despite being a grown man, with grown sons of his own, Doug listened when his father told him something. Partially because Luca Hunting-Hawk had been a good but authoritative figure, but partially because his father was also his boss.
So he’d gone out. A three-week vacation at a place far in the hills. A "retreat" of a sort he could enjoy. Survivalism.
He could tell the women there expected him to be surprised to see them. They were tough women, sleek, pretty. He just smiled.
Doug knew all about tough, sleek, beautiful women.
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