Happy Sunday, guys!
Apologies for last week's mishap. I signed up but set up the post on the wrong date so it obviously did not show up. *facepalm* It's been heat wave after heat wave here in Madrid so we've been having +100º F which in consequence has meant a lot of sleepless nights. Add to that a ton of work and I've been exhausted. Today it's cooled a little bit, but rumor is temperatures are going to rise again starting tomorrow. Sigh. I can't wait for my holidays! Only two more weeks.
Anyway, on to the snippet!
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.
Serrik has let Clare know that if she doesn't adapt to his alien world she'll die (be killed). Clare runs and Serrik follows at a slow pace until he gets tired, hides behind a tree and re-captures her. Finally, he drags her back to his own world, where we meet Mikelo.
Finally, you can read the older snippets here:
Hope you're all having a great weekend!
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Mikelo closed his eyes and rubbed the bridge of his nose with his thumb and forefinger. He hoped not, for if she had become weak she would not survive long in his kingdom. He swallowed the bitter bile that climbed to the back of his throat at the thought. Serrik had told him he believed she was strong. Even though he’d brought her in his arms, unconscious after she’d stepped through the portal and glimpsed at their red skies, he still thought she was resilient. Mikelo valued the other man’s opinion. He would arm himself with patience and wait. He would not be quick to judge. She deserved more than that.
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So, what do you think?