It's a lovely spring Sunday here in Mauritius - sun is shining, the breeze is cool, so it's not chilly and at just the right temperature to not be scorching yet (that's prolly gonna change by evening when we start to roast, already *what will summer be like???*) but so far it's a good day and I for one am happy to be posting for Six Sentence Sunday.
Join me? I started doing the rounds again last week - looking forward to more happy trolling on the list later.
And I'm taking ye all back to Vegas. Remember (last week's excerpt), Rayne was calling home after receiving the emailed invite to attend her sister's wedding (who, incidentally, is marrying Ash's brother!). What a better way to get Ash to stick with her than bringing him as her +1 to the wedding?
Except that Rayne, for all she's a super efficient spy and master manipulator, had not counted on how it'd be like to speak with her Mummy once again, esp in a not-between-missions capacity.
Rayne's mum, Maura, has answered the call, and hearing Rayne's voice, has launched into her endless questions before the 3-minute mark, the time all Rayne's calls last (paranoia has nothing on this gal!).
She listened to the rapid barrage of words, knowing her mother wanted to make the most of the three-minute limit, since Maura Cheltham knew the drill—Rayne had learned how to filter the message and tag the questions one by one before she replied.
"I'm fine, Mum, everything's okay, and I'm—" she faltered; what did she tell her mother? That she was in Las Vegas, where she'd just made a drunken Ash marry her, and that she’d come back to England weeks earlier but hadn’t managed to call home?
Where did she start; what did she say; and, an even better question—how did she say it? She'd forgotten how to talk to people, outside of the setup of an assignment with other agents, because then, all her words had a purpose, directed toward a goal. She didn't indulge in needless, mindless chatter, which "normal" talk with "normal" people was all about....'
Diving back into the family fold - will this be Rayne's most perilous mission, after all? Find out when you grab a copy of Before The Morning (Corpus Brides: Book Two).
Don't forget to check some amazing peeps on the official SSS list - among others, Jessica Subject, Rinelle Grey, Jess Schira, Sabrina Garie, Gemma Parkes, Carmen deSousa, Christine Warner, Taryn Kincaid, Carrie Carin, Sue Ann Bowling, Kristal Baird, Cara Bristol, Susanna Frase, Paula Martin, Tonya Burrows, Dee Carney, & Cera Dubois.
Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend, peeps! Guess what - my husband is taking me out on a lunch date today *grin*
From Mauritius with love,