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My burning thought today? How can it be August already?!?!
This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound,
an SFR story about Emmily, a 40-something woman, and Gen Rael, an alien
who crash-landed on Earth and took her hostage until his rescue
Their fiery beginnings together have taken a turn. They're on the back
porch together. Emmily and Gen Rael are discussing falling in love.
Last week ended with this:
“Is it? I don’t think so. Believe me when I tell you that it is falling. It’s a surrender. It makes a person fragile, damned near defenseless. If you do it with your all, you’re totally vulnerable.”
His smile reaches the whole way up to his brows. “Would you have it be, ‘rising’ in love?”
I roll my eyes. He’s still smiling, but it’s different now. His eyes narrow just a bit, enough that I know his next words will carry weight and thought behind them.
He says, “When we fall in love, is it worth anything if we do not do it with our all?”
I look away, at the flickering candle, then up at the black sky. The moment fills with awkwardness until I can’t keep from blurting out my burning thought. “What is it worth if your all isn’t enough?”
A little more if you're interested.
His voice is so soft when he answers. “We all make wrong choices, Emmily Wagner. One of the most difficult things I have learned is to forgive myself for errors in judgement.” His eyes remain focused intently on me.Butterflies bat at my insides. I feel like I need to say something, anything. My mouth once again engages without editing first.
Oh, Emmily... Wonder what she's gonna say this time?? Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful week!