Recovering from a bad cold here, and today I have no voice. Needless to tell you, the hyenas are ecstatic! All I wanna do is head back to my bed and quilt, but since I already signed up for Six Sentence Sunday, I owed it to the list owner to pop in here and post my six.
Anyhow, I'm jumping a little in the story this week. Same scene, but I'm skipping the part where Ash and Rayne are doing the naughty (I know, wicked of me, but, read today's six and you'll know why I rushed to this excerpt).
So, yes - remember? When the story opens, Ash goes all knight in shining armour on Irina, a Russian woman whose husband beat her right in front of Ash's eyes. He did recall how Irina made him think of Rayne, his childhood best friend whom he hasn't seen in 17 years... but Ash has no idea "Irina" was actually Rayne on an undercover mission for the Corpus, the clandestine espionage and assassination agency she works for...
This is where this reunion (last week!) and love scene ends, a cliffie to lead to the next chapter. Throughout the love scene, no word has been exchanged, and during post-coital bliss, Rayne has piped up that if she knew coming back would be like this, she'd have returned a long time ago. The words, and the accent, have startled Ash...
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"I took you by surprise, didn't I?"
What could he tell her, and how could he explain?
"Yeah," he said with caution, "You could say that."
She smiled, a tremulous, guarded curve of her mouth, and said, "I'm so happy to see you again."
"Me, too," he reassured barely above a croak.
As she reached out and hugged him, Ash wanted to kick himself and run away as far as possible—he'd fucked up, because the woman in his arms was Rayne, not Irina....'
Surprise, surprise, innit? Poor Ash - he's in a pickle! And master-manipulator Rayne aka Kali is not about to let him off the hook.
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