Re: Christmas/Holiday snippet
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--- In Flewelling@yahoogroups.com, "lynn_flewelling" <otterdance2@...>
>I better send your
> I'm going to be insanely busy between now and January, so I thought
> present early. Everybody comfy? Here goes.Flewelling 2006. Do
> From Untitled Nightrunner book 4, work in progress. Copyright Lynn
> not reproduce or distribute.for bed.
> Scene: at Wheel Street, several months after their return to Rhiminee.
> "I can't believe no one wrote to us!" Alec grumbled as they readied
>countered as he sat
> "So you were paying attention. But who says they didn't?" Seregil
> naked on the bed, combing the day's snarls from his hair.think someone has been
> Alec pulled off his shirt and tossed it onto the clothes chest. "You
> stealing letters from us?"does it mean? I
> "More likely intercepting them from Klia and Thero."
> "But Beka's got through."
> "To her parents, outside Rhiminee. Not to us."
> Alec shucked off his breeches and flopped down beside him. "So what
> thought Phoria had forgotten all about us."much? It's not like we're any
> "You think Phoria fears her sister's favor with the people that
> threat to her."Phoria was against it. I
> "We're friends of Klia, and helped her succeed in Aurenen, when
> imagine it has more to do with Klia than us, though."been loyal to the throne,
> "Does Phoria really hate her? Why, for hell's sake? She's always
> and one of the best commanders!"nothing to secure her
> "Phoria's a childless queen, Alec, and she's not young. There's
> throne but her will. Klia could make a claim for it, as Idrilain'sdaughter, even if she is the
> youngest. Hers would be a strong claim in some minds as youngElani's, and she's very
> popular with the people. Why do you think Phoria's kept her downsouth in Aurenen since
> their mother's death?"but power does strange
> "Klia wouldn't do anything like that!"
> Seregil shrugged and shook his hair back. "I'm inclined to agree,
> things to people. And Phoria's never been one to think the best ofothers, especially those
> she sees as a threat. It's probably a good trait in a general, butnot so good between
> sisters. The nobility are different, Alec. Don't ever forget that."Kin."
> Alec raised an eyebrow at him and grinned. "You're nobility. Queen's
>comes down to heirs in
> "Very, very distant, and only in the minds of Skalans. Anyway, it
> the end, and Phoria means to control that, and keep it to herfather's line, apparently."
>the covers, he
> "Makes them sound like horse breeders," Alec snorted. Climbing under
> pulled Seregil in to join him, blew out the lamp, and settled downwith his head on his
> shoulder. "Still, it makes you wonder, Phoria being barren."much about it, except that she
> "A bit of bad luck for her, that's all. I don't think she'd care
> does need an heir."yawned heartily.
> "Mmm. Can't picture her as much of a mother," Alec agreed, then
>stroked the bare shoulder under
> "Some are better suited than others, it's true." Seregil idly
> his hand. He was drifting, too, and perhaps that's why the wordsslipped out. "Do you still
> think about it? What the rhui'auros told you?"wasn't asleep. "I guess so.
> Alec didn't say anything for a moment, but Seregil could tell he
> Sometimes."once, feeling Alec go
> "Like tonight? With Micum's brood?" Seregil regretted his words at
> tense.got some of it wrong."
> "Why bring that up again?"
> "They aren't always clear, you know. And I still think maybe you
>carries his home in his
> Alec pulled away and settled on his back. "'I'm the wanderer who
> heart. I'm the bird who makes its nest on the waves. I will father achild of no woman.'
> And it's a blessing. What part of that didn't I understand?"think it bothers you
> "I'm sorry. Forget I said anything."
> "Until you bring it up again."
> "I won't!"
> "Yes, you will. You did when we were at Watermead last. Sometimes I
> more than it does me."volumes. "I am. Let it
> "I just want you to be happy."
> He couldn't see Alec in the dark, but the sigh that answered spoke
> go."again, chasing away
> Easier said than done. Those uncontrolled feelings were threatening
> any hope of sleep. "You know, Alec, there's no reason you couldn'tfind some willing girl .
> . ."just saying that it
> Despite the dangerous edge in Alec's tone, Seregil pressed on. "I'm
> wouldn't matter to me if you wanted to get a child on someone."Alec flailed his way
> There was a moment of truly ominous silence, then the bed lurched as
> out of it and left the room. A moment later the door of the nextchamber, Alec's old room,
> slammed decisively shut.
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> Happy New Year! To me, to you, and to one of my top three authors
> the universe! I just joined and read the "snippet". I'm so happythat
> I'm starting to twitch. Yeah. I still can't get my mind around thehave
> whole "child born of no woman thing", considering Seregil doesn't
> the proper plumbing... I have a couple of ideas though. Oh I can'tNew
> Thanks for letting me ramble. Off to paint me nails. Bye and Happy
> Year once again. And happy Solstice as well.