SFR Brigade Presents #4
In this installment from my science fiction romance Passages, the hero Quinn receives a surprise from one of his newly converted guards.
I cracked the door. Noise came from below. Palming my knife, I crept down the stairs. A peek through the kitchen door revealed a stranger. The small blond woman was measuring water into a pot, an innocent enough activity, but… I decided to get Eve.
“Don’t even think of messing with our cook.”
I whirled but a shoulder lock trapped me. My knife clattered to the floor.
“Right-o!” boomed Evard. “Self-defense never felt so good. If only I could meet that measly Liege Orton now.”
A squeak sounded in the kitchen. “Mister Evard? Is that you?”
“Yes, Mylta, have no fear, my fair nymph. I’m just working up an appetite for one of your delicious breakfasts.”
I forced my automatic defenses to relax. Neither Evard’s tone or phrasing was that of a hostile attacker. “Do you mind?”
He released me. “Ah, my man Quinn! How’d you like that move? Did I surprise you?”
The newly converted Level 1 Minister’s Bodyguard was playing?
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Posted on March 8, 2013, in Science Fiction Romance, SFR Brigade Presents, Writing and tagged fantasy romance, science fiction romance, Science Fiction Romance Brigade, SFR, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.