Master Adam (who looks just like Mark Harmon!) is disturbed to be feeling a sexual attraction to the "girl" he remembers as a 16-year-old runaway at the beginning of the MASTERS AT ARMS. But she's 25 now and has come to Denver to find him.
Damian has lived with Adam for several years and is a partner in the club. The two have formed a father-and-son bond while dealing with Damian's PTSD and his amputee rehab. But Damian has always called his former Marine captain "sir," until this inopportune moment.
In this scene, Karla just told Adam what's happened to bring her back to his life and has fallen asleep from exhaustion. Master Adam is carrying the sleeping Karla upstairs. You may recall, Damian was attracted to Karla, too, in the first excerpt above, but has backed off after finding out Adam has some kind of history with her. But he's not above teasing Adam about the attraction.
“Go back upstairs and move her things to the room next to mine.” Damián’s grin widened. His son thought he knew the reason for moving her so close to him when he’d intended originally for her to be as far away as possible.
“I need to keep an eye on her.”
“Sure. Let me know if I can help…Dad.”
Why had Damián chosen now of all times to remind him he was so fucking old?
Kallypso Masters currently is working on a four-book series with prequel MASTERS AT ARMS due out in early August 2011, NOBODY'S ANGEL by late August 2011, NOBODY'S HERO in November 2011, and NOBODY'S PERFECT in February 2012.