Cut & Run
Ty practically trembled with anger, the kind of anger that could only stem from a bad scare and quite a bit of guilt. He glared at Zane and then looked away, taking a long, calming breath as he stared at the map of crime scenes on the wall. “Just … leave a damn note next time, okay?” he finally requested softly.
Zane studied him for a long moment. Ty was truly upset, though Zane had no clue why.
- Cut & Run (Kindle Locations 3105-3109).
Divide & Conquer
Ty paced through Zane’s living room, making figure eights around the coffee table and couch as he kept up a constant undertone of muttering and cursing.
Zane was gone. Just gone.
Ty had gone home first. There had been no signs of struggle, which had made Ty feel a little better. But also no note, no phone call, nothing to let Ty know where Zane had gone, who he was with, or if he was okay.
- Divide & Conquer (Kindle Locations 3995-3998).
Zane hummed and rolled to his back, reaching out for Ty only to feel cool sheets. Frowning, Zane sat up, and as the sheet pooled across his lap, he heard a soft crinkle. He picked up the sheet of paper and unfolded it to read two short lines written in Ty’s messy scrawl that brought Zane’s happy morning crashing down around him.
I’m sorry. Walls are closing in and I need to go. Love you.
- Divide & Conquer (Kindle Locations 4876-4879).
Armed & Dangerous
Zane had known Ty wasn’t himself after their two weeks of hell. Zane had known, and he’d hoped to have the chance to help once they’d both caught their breath. But Ty’s midnight exit had upset that plan. Frustration and anger swamped Zane again, drowning his brief feeling of relief. “Do you know what I thought when I woke up without you?”
“Hopefully that you couldn’t wait to see me again? I left you a note,” Ty said, voice hopeful.
- Armed & Dangerous (Kindle Locations 171-174).
He had to move carefully in the dark as he rummaged for his clothing and got dressed. It was painfully obvious that he was trying to be silent, trying not to wake Zane. Zane lay listening, almost dozing. Ty sat at the table in the corner and pulled on his boots, and when he stood, he bent over the table for a moment, writing a note.
- Armed & Dangerous (Kindle Locations 3756-3758).
Whatever trauma happened to Ty that he worries a whole hell of a lot when someone is gone and he knows not where, we are left to guess, but it is definitely there. It is one of the few signs he truly cares for someone. Or maybe it was a hard fast rule for Mara. She was fine whatever you were up to, but you leave a damn note.
Of course, now we know Nick does it too. He takes it to a level that he leaves notes when he leaves the room.
Shock & Awe
“Loved me and left me. Typical O’Flaherty,” Kelly muttered. He probably should have been a nervous wreck waking up alone after last night, especially since Nick was a proven flight risk when it came to relationships. But then he glanced at the clock on the table out of habit and saw a note there instructing him to call for help if he needed it.
- Shock & Awe (Sidewinder) (p. 22).
When Kelly woke, the sun was streaming through the loft of the cabin and he was alone in bed. Again. He glanced around. Music was playing downstairs. On the table beside his bed was a bottle of water and his pills all lined in a row, waiting to be taken. There was also a packet of string cheese. A note was propped against the lamp, telling him to call for help before he tried to get out of bed, and to eat the cheese before taking his pills.
- Shock & Awe (Sidewinder) (p. 53).