Commonwealth, II.XLI: The Comfort of Insignificance

Commonwealth, II.XLI: The Comfort of Insignificance May 14, 2021

Commonwealth: A Novel of Utopia, part 2, chapter 10

Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from my novel Commonwealth. The rest of today’s installment is free, but only on my Patreon site. If you want to read the next part today, it’s already up on Patreon as well. You can sign up for as little as $1/month, or $2 for exclusive author’s notes and behind-the-scenes material. There’s also a table of contents for all published chapters.

It was early in the morning when Rae and Will entered the campaign headquarters. They had arrived together, but they took pains to enter separately. She went first, and he followed a few steps behind.

Despite their precautions, Jane’s glance settled on them and Rae felt a flush of embarrassment. She was sure the leader of the Pacific Republic knew what had happened between them.

Before she could say anything, Miranda handed them each a large, steaming mug of coffee.

“Here. You look like you could use this.”

“Marry me,” Rae sighed.

“When we decide to open our relationship, we’ll be sure to let you know,” the ecologist said with a wink.

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