Since it's the only story I'm working on at the moment - at it's a tortously slow process- I'm still posting snippets of Clare's story.
Let's recap: Clare (aka Luna), has met a mysterious, yet hunky, alien who's come to take her back to his home. She believes he's Mikelo, the alien boy she'd met twenty years ago... but he's presented himself as Serrik. In shock, Clare doesn't know how to react. Serrik taunts her and asks her why she is not screaming. In the previous snippet he tells her that her destiny is tied with his people. Clare denies it and he threatens her. Serrik will do whatever it takes to get Clare back to his world and to Mikelo.
In this snippet, I've skipped a few lines where Clare asks Serrik to stop watching her and he says he can't because he gave his word that he would take her back to Mikelo and otherwise she'd run. Clare says she gave him his word but Serrik disagrees and explains that words and promises have a much deeper meaning...
Finally, you can read the older snippets here:
I hope you're all having a great weekend!
ps: Creative editing has taken place to fulfill guidelines!
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From the short distance that separated them, she observed him. He could almost see the way her mind worked, connecting the dots. He was marked, almost every inch of his skin visible to her was inked in some way. Promises. Oaths. He was a man of his word.
"That is ridiculous, those are nothing but tattoos, they only have the meaning you give them.”
Serrik ground his teeth together. He had met an enemy like her once that had mocked his marks, his symbols, his oaths, and said they were nothing more than drawings on a human canvas. He did not live to finish his ill thoughts.
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