Saturday, October 29, 2011

Another Sweet Sample for Your Saturday Morning

Welcome back! This week's Sweet Saturday Sample will be from Exchange. I will be dropping you in the middle of the story. He is a stranger to her, yet he acts like something else.
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After a fortnight, which I strangely remembered, the questions grew too loud in my head. I had to voice them before they consumed me.
“What am I to you?” I demanded the moment he sat on the bench and placed his tray next to mine.
He arched an eyebrow in surprise. “Finally couldn’t bear the mystery, eh?”
I scowled at him.
“I was wondering how long it would take you. Normally, you would have been questioning me blue by now.” His eyes softened. “They have changed you.”
My gut did a strange flip before tying itself in a knot. “How?”
“Your hair.” He reached out as though to touch me, but dropped his hand at the last moment, flexing his fingers like before. He retreated a step. “You’re thinner, weaker, more worn, and subdued.” His eyes compared me to a woman I doubted ever existed.
I adjusted my shoulders. “Superficial stuff.”
“True,” he admitted. “But it goes deeper. What can you remember?”
I recoiled. That was one area I refused to share, especially with him, a disconcerting stranger. He represented just the sort I didn’t want to expose myself to. One who would point out the insanity of not remembering anything before his appearance.
“Go away.”
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Will he?

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- Rachel Rossano

7 comments:

sarahballance said...

Will he, indeed? What fab interplay between the characters. I LOVE how he plays it cool!

Rachel Rossano said...

Thank you, Sarah.

Ruhan is definitely one cool-tempered guy. He rarely loses his temper, but even then it is restrained. Yet, despite this, he has a passion that is all the stronger for its control. It makes one wonder what he would be like if he ever let it all loose. :)

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

My type of hero! Can't wait to see him lose control! Great sample.

Rachel Rossano said...

Thank you, Jennifer. :) Yes, I am looking forward to that too. It will make for some great reading. :)

the1940mysterywriter said...

And my TBR list gets longer again.

mirriamsmyth said...

I don't think he'll leave that easily. Love the sample.

diannehartsock said...

I feel so sorry for her! What a terrifying position to be in. And how does she know she can trust this Ruhan? Great sample!