WIPpet Wednesday! *happy dance*
Really, my favourite regularly-scheduled blog day of the week. It’s fun, the people are great, and hey, it’s on Wednesday, so it helps me remember to put the garbage out. Bonus!
I really wasn’t going to post this one, because when you get to chapter 24, you get spoilers. I do love this moment, though, and after all the crap I’ve put my characters through in the past few weeks of Wednesdays, I’ll let them have this. But don’t worry, the crap will be a-flyin’ soon, and there’s a lot more story to go. I think all you need to know for this bit is that they’re at a fancy-schmancy party, Kai is a good friend of Aren’s who’s been pestering him about this, and this is not a love triangle. Just throwing that out there. 😉
So SPOILER ALERT!!! (not that you didn’t see it coming, right?)
From Chapter 24:
It took me a minute to find Rowan in the group. She stumbled in her high shoes and laughed, and a young mer woman with green hair took her by the hand to pull her along. My heart twisted in my chest, and Kai smirked. “You poor bastard,” he said, and stepped forward to show Rowan to her seat.
The dress she wore hugged her body in all of the right places and the colour made her skin glow. She turned back to me and smiled, and at that moment she wasn’t cute or pretty. She was perfect.
Dude. Really? Really?
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April 24th, 2013 at 6:44 am
Only “kind of great”? *hrmph*
Okay, kidding! Sort of. No….really. Where was I? Yeah, WIPpet, yeah… “You poor bastard.” Love it. I want it all. Now, please. 😉
April 24th, 2013 at 6:47 am
I meant “kind of great” to be interpreted as an understatement, because mere words could never do you justice. Perhaps I should have been clearer about that…
April 24th, 2013 at 7:51 am
Ah . . . the elegance of understatement. How silly of me not to have realized. *snork* You’re far too sweet in either case. 😉
April 24th, 2013 at 8:51 am
Man, I can’t wait for this book to debut!!! I’m loving it!
April 24th, 2013 at 9:58 am
Awwww… that gives me a big happy. 🙂
April 24th, 2013 at 11:29 am
I really liked this line: “She turned back to me and smiled, and at that moment she wasn’t cute or pretty. She was perfect.” There’s a perfectness to it too. Keep up the good work!
April 24th, 2013 at 5:25 pm
Great stuff and a brief respite from what you normally put your characters through!
April 24th, 2013 at 5:26 pm
It’s not all dragons and self-mutilation… 🙂
April 25th, 2013 at 1:33 am
I wanna go to a party with mermaids!
April 25th, 2013 at 5:42 am
April 25th, 2013 at 3:43 am
Wow great moment. You need these kinds of moments. Love it!
April 25th, 2013 at 5:41 am
They do get a lot of these moments, it’s just very confusing for the poor things. 🙂
April 25th, 2013 at 1:11 pm
This is adorable. I love how Kai knows exactly what Aren is thinking. 🙂
April 25th, 2013 at 2:34 pm
Me, too. He has kind of an odd relationship to the concept of romantic love, so he sees a lot.
April 25th, 2013 at 11:52 pm
Very cute. I’d never just sit down and read a romance, but I love a little romance thrown in every now and then, even if it’s a not-love-triangle kind. 🙂 Nice job!
April 26th, 2013 at 3:51 am
D’awwwww! 😀 That’s adorable. I love the descriptions and “You poor bastard” made me giggle.