Time for another Weekend Writing Warriors snippet. Every Sunday, I join a bunch of writers through a blog hop and post an 8-10 sentence snippet of my current project. You can click on the link to see what everyone else is up to.
Oh, boy. When the chapter is just about Reshma, that usually means fire is involved. Here’s a scene I’ve been working on today that features Reshma and her brother, Jarom, after a long separation.
She turned and saw none other than her older brother standing in his own flames; they licked up his Yildirim armor like excited dogs greeting their master as he kept them at bay.
“What are you doing here?” he asked, his eyes wide.
“Jarom,” Reshma spat, “is setting an inn on fire any way to greet your favorite sister?”
“Just following my orders,” Jarom answered, both angry and embarrassed. “It’s also my orders to take you into custody as a traitor to your own people.”
“Take that trinket off your neck or you’re not my brother,” Reshma replied flatly.
His throne of flames disappeared as Reshma used her hands and singing spell to wipe them all away like a bad dream.
“Is our family safe?” Reshma pleaded, wondering if reasoning with her now-Yildirim brother was worth it. Jarom looked coldly down at his sister from the scorched pile of branches and said,
“No one is safe as long as that Ice Chanter girl walks free.”
For those confused at the mention of “trinket,” Reshma and Ilsi have previously discovered that all the Yildirim soldiers wear a crystal-esque amulet on their necks to show their abject loyalty to the Yildirims. Breaking the necklace is a symbolic and literal act of leaving the Yildirims. Obviously Jarom is having none of that.
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