Happy Wednesday! Here in western NY, we’re having a raging snow storm. Everyone is home from school, and I’m lounging on the couch with my laptop. Sadly, this may mean the concert I was supposed to play in tonight will be canceled. Ah, well.
A bit of housekeeping: I’ve decided to take the plunge and purchase Internet real estate. That means in preparation for porting my blog to its new home, I’m going to combine this one with my other one (where I write about faith/church/social justice). A lot of my fiction falls in that category too, so it’s all good. I just don’t want anyone to be alarmed that the URL is different when I post stuff. I should have that all done in the next couple of days, so my next WIPpet will be on the combined blog. The switch to my own site won’t happen for a while yet.
For today’s WIPpet, I’m returning to Phin’s world. I’ll have my new WIP well on its way by April, so I’ll post more of it then. In the meantime, I thought you’d like to read a nice moment between Dani and Vic, since the last encounter with them was contentious. No special math, just a bit from the 3rd scene of chapter 12.
He looked at her, his eyes suddenly full of tenderness. “You’re a fiery woman. How could I not love you?”
She laughed and turned toward him, drawing him in for another kiss. This time, they didn’t stop, letting heat and need build between them for several long, intense moments. Eventually, Vic pulled back slightly to look at Dani.
“Do you need to get back?” he asked.
She shook her head. “I’m not in a hurry. Phin and Alex are with the kids.”
He eyed her. “And they won’t wonder what happened to you?”
“No.” She made a face. “And I hope they’re not trying to guess, either.”
Vic laughed and stood up, causing Dani to lurch sideways. She glared at him until he extended his hand to her, which she accepted reluctantly. He pulled her to her feet.
“Then let’s take our time,” he suggested.
He drew her up the stairs and into the bedroom. The early evening sun streamed in the window, muted by the partially drawn curtains. Slowly, they undressed each other, pausing in between to kiss and touch. They lingered, enjoying the freedom to be unhurried by their responsibilities and the need to maintain secrecy.