Not even 9:00 in the morning and I’m already done with my weekly appointment with X. I redeemed Boarderlands’ codes for my husband—someone has to do it. Called the vet because Nero can only drink warm water, otherwise he throws up. I even went around the house and did some chores. It feels rather satisfying.
More or less, the view from my desk this morning:
Without moving a single muscle, she looked up. A kid was looking down at her. Big, blank eyes staring at hers. The boy didn’t express any emotion in seeing her. His face was a mask sharing nothing with the rest of the world. The absence of any recognizable reaction scared Allegra more than anything else. The moment stretched until it was impossible for her to maintain the lock on his gaze. She blinked. And then she recognized the kid. They had met yesterday. Or the day before. Or one hundred years ago. It was difficult to think. He was the boy at her house.
A subtle pressure on her side told her Julius had reached the same conclusion, probably several heartbeats ago. The boy kept staring at her, through her, as if she were nothing more than air. Finally, when she thought she couldn’t hold the scream inflating her lungs anymore, the obsidian eyes revealed consciousness. It was brief. No more than a breath, if she were breathing. A glimpse of recognition flickered behind eyes that were hazel and warm. Hope colored her hazy thoughts. Then, the blank stare was back. A blink later, the boy was gone.
5 thoughts on “Friday Snippet #32”
Oh! Interesting. Does this mean there’s hope for the people of the town? I love the description of “the scream inflating her lungs”. Really tense snippet.
Thanks, Clare! I hope there’s hope for them 🙂
I hope Nero is okay. The view from your window is gorgeous. My current view is scaffolding and builders 😦
Really interesting snippet, I felt a little creeped out 🙂
The vet says it’s probably something silly he does. Right now, he’s drinking only warm water 🙂 Hope your view will improve when construction is done!
It still wont be as nice as your view 😀