Fine, bad pun title.
Today’s WIPpet is from Chapter 13 of Emergence and just slightly over 13 lines. To set the scene just a tad, the group is riding through the Greensward at night, and the men have just realized that Nialyne is responsible for the gentle glow lighting their path. Magic is something not everyone is comfortable with, as is the case with Garek. (As usual, keep in mind, this is first draft stuff you’re seeing. Which means it’s ROUGH, and may or may not make editing cuts.)
Bolin heard the men whispering in soft tones, awe in their voices. They’d obviously realized the light was Nialyne’s doing.
Beside him, Garek gave a shudder. “Spooky stuff. Don’t know how you deal with it.”
The way Sandeen felt like a coiled spring beneath him, Bolin guessed the stallion had no appreciation for the much spookier stuff in his saddlebag. He tossed his head and pranced, and Garek’s horse shifted sideways, ears pinned back.
“What’s got him all bothered?” Garek asked.
Bolin reached out to stroke Sandeen’s neck. “My baggage.”
“That explains nothing.”
“I don’t think you really want a more involved explanation.”
Garek caught his meaningful look and rolled his eyes. “I’ll not avoid it on this trip, will I?”
“Well, you can keep it.” He dropped a hand to his sword. “Me and the lads will trust sinew and steel.”
“Let’s hope those will suffice.”
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