“Well, that’s an unusual tale of first meeting,” Martisset said, smiling in spite of herself. “One doesn’t usually disrobe down to the underthings before exchanging names.”
“There was quite a lot of arsenal to unpack,” Hernan said, “and of course I was on pins and needles the whole time, thinking Taryn might just kill me right there. But she heard me out.” He smirked. “And then she gave me a good long look and said she’d been unimpressed thus far with what she’d seen of Karis aristos, but perhaps her sample hadn’t been representative.”
“After that, then we considered proper disposition of the whole mess, and next steps: what to keep, what to ditch, where they were likely to be looking for us, and what assumptions they’d be making about her preferred itinerary for drawing me away and dispatching me discreetly.”
Today’s excerpt is part 1 of 2, featuring on of the side stories from Inside the Jump. This one promises to spawn its own romantic action-adventure tale once I have finished the main trilogy.
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