Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sweet memory #9 from The Lady and the Minstrel

My hero, Rob, is locked in the dungeon and I’m not going to have time to write him out before Christmas. I'm granting him 10 sweet memories from earlier chapters of The Lady and the Minstrel while he waits for me to get back to his story.

Here's memory #9. Okay, so this isn’t a very charitable memory for the Christmas season, but Rob really, really enjoyed hitting Kit in this scene. To him, it was a very “sweet memory.” :-) From Chapter 38. (Don’t freak out at the chapter numbers. I’m going to do some cutting in revisions. Really!)

Robert heard the scream of swords scraping free of their scabbards, but all he saw was Kit’s face blurring in a red haze. Robert sprang from a coil he had not realized he had drawn his body into. His fist smashed into Kit’s mouth, then lest Kit’s shuffling feet recover his balance, Robert shoved his shoulder into Kit’s chest to topple him clean over. Robert followed him down to the floor, vaulting both their bodies into a roll. Strode’s guards would not dare strike so long as he kept close enough to Kit to risk their swords hitting the wrong man.

Robert got off another few satisfying punches before the threat from the guards forced him to allow Kit to pivot Robert onto his back.

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