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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 arrives.
Their fiery beginnings together have taken a turn. They're on the back porch together. They've just discussed Jason, Emmily's ex-husband. Rael said that Jason was "a fool." He slipped his jacket over her shoulders when she shivered, and then put his arm around her.
Last week ended with this: My heart is racing and my stomach is doing flips. My voice is an unwanted confession when I answer, tattletale-breathy, “Yes. Thank you.
I’m glad he can’t see my blush. Wait. His eyesight is almost as good in the dark as it is in the daytime.
Since I’m already blushing, what difference does it make if I… Sheesh. Maybe I can pull this off without making a shameless fool of myself. I keep my voice light, like I’m asking about something of no consequence, “General?”
A smile dances in his voice when he says, “You are about to inquire of something you are not comfortable asking. Is that right?”
So much for my attempt to feign idle curiosity. The man doesn't miss a thing.
A little more if you're interested.
He inclines his head but his gaze into my eyes remains steady. “Emmily Wagner, ask me your question. I will either answer with truth and honor or choose to not answer at all.”
“Do you have a mate at home?”
Now that is a question, huh?? That's it for this week. Thanks for visiting! :-)