The original manuscript was close to 38k and it's now at 33k, so some progress is being made, although slower than I would like.
In any case, in today's snippet, I'm continuing from last week.
Let's recap: In previous posts we saw that Kaila was in front of a Sin's door, staring in horror at the grotesque depictions. She's down there because she needs to access into his lair to save her sister. She was about to go in when she was interrupted by a"Guardian." They've known each other for years and he calls her babe even though she hates it. In the last snippet, he reminded her that the rules state that she can't be there and she cannot go into the Sin's
This snippet has been majorly edited to keep to guidelines.
The last sentence before today's snippet is: “Seamus, let me go. I know you’re a prick but-- “
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The mirth in his eyes vanished, replaced by annoyance and he set his lips into a determined thin line she knew too well. He wasn’t going to let her go voluntarily.
“I’ll hurt you if you don’t let me go,” Kaila warned him.
His laughter echoed in the chamber. It was an empty threat and he knew it.
“You think you can hurt me, baby girl?”
She yelped as he twisted her arm behind her back and drew her into him. Firmly grasping her pony tail, he pulled, throwing her head back and forcing her to look up at him. Her cheeks warmed as arousal slammed into her. His blue eyes softened as if he knew the effect he had on her.
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