Happy Wednesday!! It sure does come around in a hurry, doesn’t it. Short and sweet because I’ve written basically nothing over the past week. Well, I’ve written words. None I’ll likely keep.
Anyhow, I’m back to The Adorned this week, but glad Shae and Brenner received much love last week. (Still considering that name change, Ruth.) This week’s WIPpet follows right along with Roe and Riddle’s scene from here, and begins with Riddle talking. Because of the first draft nature of this, there are two bracketed words which means I’ll fill them in once I know what to fill them in with. 😀 For the 25th of February, you get what might be 27 sentences (month + day). Then again, I may have counted wrong, but you get them anyhow.
“Bring the Adorned to Guiler’s by moonrise tomorrow.”
“How am I –“
Without appearing to move, Riddle suddenly sat so close Roe could smell the [something] rising from her skin. “We’ve got years between us, Gild Fingers. Isn’t that so? Good years by my memory.”
Roe didn’t dare to so much as twitch. “Good years by mine.”
“I’d hate to do that memory the injustice of sending you to [godofthieves], and then having to tell Pip. He’d take it hard. He’s a spot for you almost as soft as mine.”
A single gloved finger rose into the tiny space between them to silence her. “You’re working for the Adorned. Helping him find something he’s lost. Tell him you found it, take him to Guiler’s, walk away. Go back to what you do best, Roe.” The hand reached out to tenderly cup her cheek. “You know I don’t ever want to be the cause of your end.”
“I’d rather you weren’t either.”
“You’ve got tonight. Tumble the man. He’ll be worth it, I can tell just watching him move. If Pip didn’t have my heart, I might just ask my Prince for a little time with the Adorned before the end.” Riddle guided Roe’s face to the opening of her hood and their lips brushed. “For the memories.”
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