Friday, February 17, 2012

SFFSat: Drunken confessions continued

This week's snippet is a continuation of last week's, posted here.

It caught her completely off guard. She swallowed convulsively in the raw emotion crackling the air. She grasped at her old, Umbra-may-care mood, but her jesting tone fell flat. "What, you'd sacrifice your life for me?"  
His look didn't waver, but a small smile, almost as infinitesimal as his earlier shrug, curved his lips. "I swore as much when I became your major." 
"That's different," she said immediately, and broke her gaze away from his, unable to stand the intensity of it anymore. "And no, I won't. You had nothing to do with this, Caelum." 

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11 comments:

  1. I have this feeling they're going to both be stubborn about this...fun little snippet.

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  2. I like these two. Looking forward to next week already.

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  3. Mmm...I'm loving Caelum. Man of authority with a hint at a soft side. Perfect. :)

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  4. Nice to see the characters develop! Well done.

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  5. Oh boy. Don't tell me they're going to argue now :-(

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  6. Love his subtle expressions... Looking forward to more...but I may as well just read it since I picked up Bellica the other day. :)

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  7. The disagreement and tension between the characters is well-done. I can't wait to see where it goes from here. They both seem so determined and stubborn. It's a nice build-up to what I hope will be some great conflict.

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  8. I like the "Umbra-may-care" phrase. Definitely feel the tension building. Great little excerpt!

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    1. Nice snippet, shows the hero's worthy character.

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  10. If it came to it, I'm not sure she could stop him. He seems determined to do it. Sweet.

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