“Well, Ben, I heard you were in town.” He pulled up a chair and sat with them. Templeton was in his sixties, a fit man with a full-time tan. He’d come to Wind River only three years ago and had already acquired much of the town’s property. He knew how to appeal to people and was eager to use his skills against Cue. “I came to invite you next door, Ben.” His eyes had cut Cue out of his vision. “As my guest, of course. Drinks are on me, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy visiting with your friends, they’re over there right now.” He stood up and stretched his hand out to Ben when he heard a voice behind him.
“Well, finally a handsome man in this town.” Gloria smiled at Templeton and put her hand in his, forcing him to focus on her. She had changed into a skimpy top, and a short black and white checkered skirt. “You’ll need to excuse my friends, Mr. Templeton. I don’t know where their manners are tonight, but please allow me to try and make up for them. I would love to see your new place, but prefer to have you show it to me personally.” She picked up Cue’s drink and dipped her fingers, gently clicking the ice cubes. She put her wet fingers up to her lips and slowly licked the liquor while she smiled at him. Turning, she began walking with a sultry strut. “Are you coming, Mr. Templeton?”
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