I had so much fun last week that I'm doing it again! Another snippet from my completed SFR, My Name Is A'yen. Here's last week's. And the complete list for this week.
Oh, he had questions. Dozens of them. But only a few mattered. “What kind of doctor are you?”“Archeology.”“What sort of an expedition is this?”Her face lit up and she leaned forward. “It’s a pre-colonization mapping of the first planet on the Rim. With rings around a double moon.”In spite of himself he leaned forward too. The Rim had fascinated Master, and he passed it to A'yen. An archeologist on such expeditions was standard. However, staying aloof right now seemed the better choice. “Why are you so excited? There are multiple planets with rings around their moon and potential lost cultures.”“I think it might be the Loks Mé home world.”He leaned back, excitement sputtering out beneath a cold blanket. “You’re delusional.”Her chin lifted. “You don’t believe your own stories?”“Why should I? They’re fairy tales designed to instill false hope.” Three hundred and sixty-seven days ago he’d believed them. But no more.Her shoulders went back and her chin tilted up. “Well, I believe them. And I intend to find it.”
I have a post scheduled for Wednesday with some background on where this story came from and I'll reveal my character templates for A'yen and Fae.