Xue turned her head in the direction of Hernan’s glance, and swore, “Fuckin’ hull-breach with feet. Tikhon.”
“Language,” Timur said, in his capacity as elder sibling.
Hernan, on the other hand, laughed aloud. “That’s a pretty succinct translation,” he said.
“You know her?” Melisand asked.
“Oh, worse. My guardian wanted me to conclude a clan-marriage with her.”
Excerpt from one of my NaNo 2014 projects: untitled romance with ray guns. Because everything’s better with ray guns. (Note about names: Tikhon is a Russian man’s name, but in the Ship’s Heart universe, most names can be given to either sex. Melisand, Timur, and Xue, in spite of the geographic variety in their given names, are siblings.)
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