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Date Night (Zero at the Bone #1.1)

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A "Zero at the Bone" short story.

D accompanies Jack to a party with Jack's hospital colleagues, plays with Legos, and makes a new friend.

Author’s note: This short story takes place right after the epilogue of “Zero at the Bone.” During that epilogue, Jack referred to a going-away party for a colleague that he had to attend, and D volunteered to accompany him to the party.
ebook, Free Read, 8 pages
Published May 2009
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Ingela
Shorty #1 to "Zero at the Bone" - the day after - 4 Stars

Only eight pages. A mingle party, thoughts from a six year old girl, dancing and sweet, sweet D (now Anson) and lovely Jack.

Sigh - I just love them!
“Are you married?”
D flushed. “Uh...kinda, I guess. Might as well be.”
“My mom says boys can marry boys and girls can marry girls but some people don’t think they can.”
“What do you think?”
She shrugged, absorbed in her Lego metropolis. “Boys are icky, I wouldn’t wanna marry one. But that’s just m
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Mona
May 30, 2013 Mona rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
"You go with Uncle Jack, right?" she said.
"What you mean, go with?"
Ellen rolled her eyes theatrically. "You know. Like Mommy goes with Daddy. And uh...like cereal goes with milk. You know."
D smirked. "Oh. Yeah, I s'pose I do."


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Marte
Short and sweet!

The big (former) hitman goes to a party and makes a surprising friend ;) A six-year old girl


“Are you married?”

D flushed. “Uh…kinda, I guess. Might as well be.”

“My mom says boys can marry boys and girls can marry girls but some people don’t think they can.”

“What do you think?”

She shrugged, absorbed in her Lego metropolis. “Boys are icky, I wouldn’t wanna marry one. But that’s just me,”
she said.

D burst out laughing. “Oh, that’s jus you, is it?” he said.

Ellen giggled. “Yeah!
...more
Steph
Sep 10, 2012 Steph rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
I loved this short story. The little girl Ellen is adorable...

"You go with Uncle Jack, right? She said.
"What you mean, go with?"
Ellen rolled her eyes theatrically. "You know. Like Mommy goes with Daddy. And, uh... like cereal goes with milk. You know."
D smirked. "Oh. Yeah, I s'pose I do."

So cute!

I loved them dancing in the club.
SheReadsALot
Adorable.

I want to give D a cherry cordial, he's trying so much.

Favorite line:

Ellen giggled. “Yeah! But Uncle Jack is nice. He’s not as icky. He smells good and he doesn’t pick his nose.”

“Two of his better qualities, yeah.”
Gina
Jan 14, 2013 Gina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
More D and Jack.....yes!
~Kristin~ J
Mar 08, 2016 ~Kristin~ J rated it really liked it
4 Stars
Wade
Jun 29, 2012 Wade rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Yes, of course I had to go read MORE of Jack and D!!! This story did not disappoint. It was short but it did start where the other ended so in that respect it just seemed a continuation and not really a snippet. I'm glad she added this for the readers to indulge their need for more :)
figuranta❤️addicted❤️to❤️books❤️
5 STARS

A short story about Jack and D, who picks up right after the first book and i was surprised and IMPRESSED how well was written and how much the author put into 11 pages. WOW. This is AMAZING.
Karen111
Jul 12, 2014 Karen111 rated it it was amazing
A cute, short freebie from the author, following up briefly where Zero at the Bone left off!
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
Very sweet. Seville is so good. I felt all the awkwardness that D felt, and how much he was doing this for Jack and how much they love each other. This was a nice little story.
Lenore
I loved the "you go with Uncle Jack, right? You know, like cereal goes with milk" part.
Nathalie
May 09, 2015 Nathalie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-finished
D playing legos... *grin*
Heather C
Aww, this was so sweet!!!
Alex is The Romance Fox
What a great, even though a very short story which follows Zero at the Bone, which I loved.

Jack & D (Anson) have slowly crept into my heart. They are such real people to me now....and how good it is to see how good their relationship is. D....never thought I would engage with him in such a way....i love getting to know what makes him tick!!!! And Jack....what a likeable and fabulous character. He has such a way with people...such a optimistic and upbeat person...how can anyone not adore him!
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Arch Bala
Jul 01, 2015 Arch Bala rated it it was amazing
I really, really, really loved this! I loved D’s conversation with Ellen! LOL so cute!
D was a good dad and will be a good father again should he and Jack decide to have cute babies in the future which hopefully would still happen.
I wonder if we’ll have to wait for more years. Hopefully Ms. Seville knows that she’s got a lot of fans waiting for her return.
Andreja
Oct 22, 2015 Andreja rated it it was amazing
“You go with Uncle Jack, right?” she said.
“What you mean, go with?”
Ellen rolled her eyes theatrically. “You know. Like Mommy goes with Daddy. And, uh…like cereal goes with
milk. You know.”
D smirked. “Oh. Yeah, I s’pose I do.”


Awww come on, how can D be so cute. This story was 100 shades of adorable.
Jazzy
Jul 26, 2015 Jazzy rated it liked it
Shelves: gamma-anti-hero, m-m
2 1/2 stars

Damn that Jack; he really does ruin everything. (90% of the way through a very short 8 page story) and I was thinking: cute, sweet, 4 stars, look at D. coming even further out of his shell, Jack isn't so much of an ass when he's just having fun and not being a moralizing, holier than thou prick...and then BOOM! D's ever so sweet awkward proposal, which Jack by the way brings up and introduces into the conversation because D was talking to his little 6 year old friend, NOT Jack. Then a
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Rissa
So nice to read more about Jack and D! I can totally empathize! This happened to me too because my SO worked in a different city so no one saw him and they all thought I made him up too. Oh well, we know the truth, lol. And D was adorable with Ellen! I can't wait to read the other tidbits! :) ...more
₸hea™
Apr 27, 2016 ₸hea™ rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-m-m-action
Short and sweet! This short story takes place right after the epilogue of Zero at the Bone. During that epilogue, Jack referred to a going-away party for a colleague that he had to attend, and D volunteered to accompany him to the party.
The big (former) hitman goes to a party and makes a surprising friend; a six year old girl, Ellen.
Brian
Jul 02, 2014 Brian rated it it was amazing
I have been in love with this series ever since I read the first story years ago. I've re-read so many times and it never gets old. I love these little updates.... :D
Phaney
May 22, 2013 Phaney added it
Shelves: m-m
2012 Review:

As grateful as I am to Jane Seville for giving me further material to decompress with, it kind of failed.

These shorts seem to mostly be a little depressing, actually. Yeah, Jack and D are hanging in there and trying to make the relationship work, but it seriously crumbles. And we don’t really get resolution for these issues either. In one of the stories it gets to the point of Jack (view spoiler) just because the situation with D’s absences frus
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Joana Aleixo
Apr 22, 2014 Joana Aleixo rated it really liked it
This one I liked!!! It was so sweet!! D with little Ellen... I almost melted.

Really, really liked this. :)
Andrea D
Mar 09, 2015 Andrea D rated it really liked it
even though it is not really reasuring or makes you feel good/ content, I like these "updates"
Sophia
Oct 20, 2012 Sophia rated it really liked it
I loved the novel so much that discovering there were follow-up vignettes had me almost squealing from excitement.

This particular story short follows on the heels of the original novel. The party mentioned in the epilogue is the scene for this story.

Jack and D go to the going away party for Jack's co-worker and it is also a chance for Jack's hospital co-workers to finally meet D. D has come a long way, but light social gatherings are still not his thing, but for Jack he will do it. And in the en
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Claire
Apr 14, 2014 Claire rated it really liked it
Charming and sweet story - love how D is this adorable mixture of tough and tender.
Stacey Jo
This takes place directly after the epiloge of Zero At the Bone and is the party that Jack references in the epiloge. D goes to a party with Jack and his friends since no one but Porshe and her family have seen him, and ends up building legos with Porshe's daughter in her room. It's very sweet and shows, I think, what a great father D and Jack could be. Jack and D leave the party and go dancing and ponder some of the things that Jack overheard D discussing with Porshe's daughter in regard to the ...more
Paolo *Ailuropoda melanoleuca*
D with little Ellen, awww, that was just so sweet!
Riina Y.T.
Nov 22, 2013 Riina Y.T. rated it really liked it
“I know. I get that yer givin me an out, Jack, but come on. I can face down armed hitmen but a party’s too much? My manly honor’s at stake, here.”

Aw! I like when there are free shorts that follow up on a really great pairing from a novel. The novel of course was full of action and all but the short here is just adorable!

I enjoy the happy times of a happy couple, so why not have more!? :)
just for the fun of it … <3

And D and Jack are super adorable together, now that they've settled into a p
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Jane Seville is an author living in Columbus, OH. She enjoys reading and writing about good-looking men doing naughty things to each other. She grew up around gay men; her mother directed the local gay men's chorus. Then she went off to a women's college, where as you might guess, she was surrounded by gay women. Despite not being gay herself, Jane has always had a deep connection to the gay right ...more
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