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This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story. Emmily
is on a supply run, and Adren (the youngest looking alien) is with her
this time. General has once again kept Murphy at the cabin under threat
of harm if Emmily tries to get away. Adren is sharing with Emmily one of their methods of controlling her.
Last week ended with: “You operate on a norm of ‘do no harm to others’. Based on that, we believe you are highly motivated to not allow innocent bystanders to be hurt or worse, when you can prevent it by following Genrael's rules.”
I can’t contain my emotion. Here comes that severe stress reaction. I grin like the village idiot as warm tears stream down my face. “Jesus Christ,” I mumble. “What other surprises do you have in store for me?”
His voice is softer now when he says, “We will sit here and wait until you are rational again. Then we will go into the store and get the items on your list. No one will get hurt, Emmily, because you are a good person.”I try to give him my meanest look, working hard to narrow my eyes and lower my brows.
A few more lines to finish his reply:
I draw back my lips, attempting a fierce display of...of what? I have no idea what the hell I’m doing right now. I might be losing my tether to reality. Their assessment of my sanity is way off. I bring my hands up to my face and wipe my eyes.
I'd probably have moments that I'd think I was losing it, too. You?
I look up and see that number 73 in my title. The way I'm going, the entire book might be published on Blogger. I walked away from this manuscript for a month (other than a wewriwa post or two). I think I've gone through a dozen different ways to feel insecure about it. I'm back chugging away at it again.
That's it for this week. Thank you so much for visiting and for reading. :-)