#1 in BADBLOOD (10.29.22) #2 in WLW (10.24.22) #3 in RISK (11.10.22) Working the late shift at the local fast-food joint isn't anything special. Really. It's not. Come in, serve a few dozen customers off the road, clean up after them, go home, sleep, repeat. It's a rinse-dry cycle, day in, day out; boring, until the odd half-and-half haired girl starts coming in, drops twenty dollars on her thirteen-dollar meal nightly without fail, and never says more than she has to. She's always seemed a little odd, but that's whatever. Right? It's whatever. She's just a little quiet. That's all. That's all, until the guy with the scarred lip and wicked, wicked eyes comes in, leaves a threat for her, and disappears. Suddenly, working the late shift becomes a lot less mundane, and the girl becomes a lot more than a "little odd." Perhaps indulging in something you aren't certain finds its roots in love or lust so recklessly isn't a great idea; but then again, don't the riskiest moves have the greatest rewards? RISK & REWARD is the story of your downhill entanglement with the darkly mysterious, dangerously alluring Slade; stranger, turned work crush, turned maybe, possibly, partners in crime. Packed with drama, danger, and desire, RISK & REWARD takes a hundred good turns but two hundred bad ones; suited for mature audiences, it paints the wild, often dangerous story of bad influence, personified. **NOTE** that this story is a first draft. Little to no editing goes into these chapters; edited, polished, and improved chapters will be written privately and available at a later date.