Beneath A Star-Lit Sky Excerpt
At least she had boots on. He palpated the area. “Does that hurt?”
She winced. “A little.”
It wasn’t swollen, but that could change quickly. “What’s your name?”
“Andrea.” She looked up at him and bit her lip.
He should have remembered. Raul would have remembered. He never did live up to his family’s expectations. He reached in his pack for an Ace elastic wrap from the first aid kit. He eased off her boot, wrapped her ankle, then slipped the boot back on with the laces loosened. “That should stabilize it to get you down the hill. Do you think you can put any weight on it?”
“Maybe. If you help me.”
A glance shot among her friends, smiles they didn’t try to hide.
Great. Was this a set up? “Okay, everyone get your final pictures, and we’ll head back.” He slipped his arm under the woman’s shoulders. “On three, we’re going to stand together. Just put your weight on your good foot and lean on me.”
Her “okay” came out breathy.
“One, two, three.” He pushed to his feet and pulled the woman up with him.
She gingerly put weight on her foot then immediately retracted it.
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