When Lily and Myrine joined Lyssa and Hannah and the rest of us, two of the company got uncomfortable to the point of fidgeting. Myrine looked at Kate with a start, and Hannah looked at Lily with the beginnings of an embarrassed blush. Lily looked at Myrine curiously. It wasn't at all like her to fidget.

Gareth hugged me tighter. "God am I horny," he murmured in my ear with his embarrassed laugh. I didn't need to be told. "And all the women I know are taking part in this strike."

I shrugged. It sounded like he was suffering more from general horniness than specific horniness. "If you get desperate, you can always take care of yourself, you know."

Gareth laughed and nuzzled my neck.