Haha, the End is Nigh!!
Hey all! J.S. here. No, not THE end of course. The end of the long wait. FOR BOOK THREE!. Yes that’s right, revisions on Book Three are FINALLY done! One step closer to that great day, Publication!! Can’t say exactly what day that will be, but I think I can safely say it’ll be before the end of the year, and hopefully before Christmas! Anywho, in honor of getting my stuff together, and for everyone’s patience while I try to get this story together, I’ve decided to post something special. No, it’s not the whole first chapter, like I promised last post, but it is an excerpt from Book Three. Enjoy!!!
Tscon waited a good fifteen or twenty minutes for his female companions to emerge from the Blue Mermaid. He was just down the street, exactly as they’d agreed, and he kept his eye on the entrance. He saw very few passersby that morning, and fortunately no guards, as he waited anxiously. At last, the girls came out, looked up and down the street, and upon seeing him, began to move in his direction.
“Something was wrong with that innkeeper this morning.” Naeid commented as they approached the waiting monk. Tscon let a knowing smile cross his lips, and she caught it. She bowed her head slightly, looking right at him. “What’d you say to him?”
“Nothing really. I just commented on how well I slept in his room.”
“Uh, huh.” was her answer. “That man was so nervous he dropped the glass he was cleaning when we came down the stairs, because you complimented his room. Ya, sure he did. When you’re ready to tell us the rest of it, let me know.”
“Okay”, was Tscon’s only reply. He began to walk down the street. Daenna shrugged her shoulders and fell in behind him. Naeid however, didn’t move a muscle. When Tscon had gotten a few feet away and she still hadn’t moved, he stopped and turned slightly, doing his best to hide his grin. He should have used more effort, as it wasn’t hidden very well.
“Uh, I kind of meant, like, now.” Naeid said when he finally turned to face her.
“O no, that was it, really.” He turned back around, just before the grin went across his entire face. Tscon rolled his eyes at himself, he was so terrible at lying.
Naeid waited another minute before she moved or spoke. Finally she started toward them, obviously exasperated with Tscon’s little ruse.
“So you’re not going to tell us. Lovely. Well that’s fine, keep it to yourself, but don’t expect me to actually believe that nonsense.”
Naeid walked right past Tscon and Daenna, even though the two of them were already walking at a pretty good pace. Daenna looked back and forth, first at Naeid, then over at Tscon, then back to Naeid. She motioned for Tscon to lean down toward her.
“I think she likes you.” Daenna said when Tscon had leaned over far enough for her to whisper it. He smiled, looked at Daenna, then looked down. Tscon knew she did, but he also knew there was very little chance in their being together. Daenna smiled at him, as if to offer him some kind of hope, then both of them hurried their steps to catch up with Naeid, who was way ahead of them by now.
Well there it is, hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned for next post, entitled Oww, that’s my foot, or If it’s not yours, leave it alone.