It figures she’d get into trouble on assignment for a dear friend, spend the next 14 years of her life as a fish and come back only to find her human partner and quarter Fae daughter don’t buy her bogus story (not to mention: she can’t exactly tell them the truth). Now Tobes is working the evening shift at the local Safeway (a grocery store native to California--I prefer Raley’s) and on her own in an apartment with two Siamese cats as roommates doing everything in her power to stay out from under the Faerie radar. Considering where she lives, that’s about as impossible as it is inevitable that the story must go on! When Tobes comes home from work one morning there’s a strange series of messages on her machine, all from the same person. Since it’s a Faerie Tobes hasn’t had any dealings with in awhile, she’s wary and hesitant. Before too late, there’s been a murder and Tobes has more important matters warring for her attention than hungry cats, angry managers, or demanding landlords.
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