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Callum gradually became aware of the warmth of another body against his. He should have been afraid, but for a single instant he pretended he lay safe in a lover’s arms, held tenderly. He snuggled against the broad chest under his ear and heard the steady beat of the person’s heart.
The man smelled wonderfully of wool, clean sweat, and the familiar muskiness of a barn. Perhaps a farmhand who found him trespassing? His stomach clenched in hunger at the thought. Maybe he could beg a crust of bread.