With Friday here again and the weekend just around the corner, it’s time for me to share another snippet of my writing. This particular snippet comes from Chapter Thirteen of Werewolf’s Lair, which was written today!
Keep in mind that it hasn’t undergone edits, so it’s still a rough draft. Despite that, I hope you enjoy reading it!
“That’s circumstantial, at best. We gave you our reason for missing the hunt.”
Maddy’s play. The thought floated to the front of her mind and throbbed hard, in time with the thumps of her heart. Something didn’t fit. Something in that theory, that reasoning, fooled her into believing it. She shouldn’t believe it. No one should.
Paige’s eyes widened and she glanced from Matt to Luke, before focusing on Paul once more. “A play,” she began. “Tell me, Paul… Since when is a child’s play more important than a monthly hunt? Since when is a child’s play at school more important than a hunt with a rival, but friendly pack, meant to enhance the relationship between the two packs?”
The words sank in and she let them. His expression morphed, twisting between horror and disbelief. His mouth opened, then closed, as if he reconsidered his words. A frown plastered onto his face and he said nothing, attention directed at her.
“Tell me, Paul… If it was your choice, would you go to a school play, or maintain and even enhance a relationship with a fellow pack?”
He groaned in irritation and kicked a rock unfortunate enough to be close to him. “The pack. I would choose the pack.”
“Then why didn’t your parents?”
Around them, the downpour faded to a drizzle as if nature sensed the hostility lessen between them. Nature gave her blessing, accepted that peace would reign again. For how long?
She watched the struggle in his eyes, the fight to make sense of the situation and find a way to prove his parents’ innocence. His lips thinned to a line and he shook his head to banish his thoughts. Finally, his shoulders slumped. The small difference spoke wonders and he heaved a sigh, looking straight at her.
“I don’t know.”
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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