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Alex stared at the text message on his Blackberry. Victor couldn’t be serious. They’d just walked in the door from a week-long trip to Colorado. Now, he wanted to go to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
He dialled Victor’s number. No. Absolutely not. He wasn’t going.
With one word, Victor cut through Alex’s resistance. “When are we leaving for the U.P.?”
A quiet chuckle filtered through the line. “Tonight.”
Alex sighed. “How long?”
“A couple days. Book a cabin somewhere close to Newberry.”
“What the hell’s up there?” Alex shivered as winter weather advisories flashed along the bottom of the news channel.
“There’s a great set of waterfalls, remember?”
Alex rolled his eyes. “Sarcasm doesn’t suit you. I know about Tahquamenon. What else is up there?”
“I need to get scenery pictures for the Michigan Living magazine.”
We’re going up north in a snowstorm for pro-bono work? “Fine.” Alex snapped the phone shut, cutting off whatever Victor started to say. He didn’t want to hear it.
The phone rang again. Alex pressed the power button hard enough to keep the phone off for the next decade before he flung it across his desk. He had things to do. Victor would just get in the way.
Alex flipped open his personal cell, pressed each key with exaggerated care, and dialled their regular travel agency. “I need a cabin in the middle of nowhere.”