Hump Day Hook #2
Welcome to the Hump Day Hook Hop for October 31, 2012!
With this blog hop, each author posts one paragraph from a WIP or finished book for all to see. Then, it would be really cool if you could visit all the writers participating and comment on their paragraph!
This romantic paragraph is from my current work in progress, Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth, the sequel to Pulse and Prejudice, the vampire adaptation of Jane Austen's classic love story.
Darcy felt a lump forming in his throat and a rock in his stomach as he watched his wife pour the dark, red, viscous liquid into his wine glass. “What is this?” he struggled to say.
She blinked back her confusion. “It is blood.”
“I know what it is,” his voice low and stern. “What are you doing with it?”
She still stood beside him, the amber coloured bottle in her hand until he wrenched it away from her and set it down on the table with a thud.
“I thought we could… dine together.”
Darcy resisted the urge to throw the glass across the room. He sat in silence for some time before he could master his emotions and comprehend that she had done this – all of this – to please him, to make his situation more comfortable. She would not understand how the stark evidence of his condition sitting on the table before his wife filled him with disgust. He hoped he could maintain civility in his tone. “Elizabeth, I appreciate that you intended no harm.” Still unable to look at her, he saw her straighten in his peripheral vision. “However, I do not want you to be involved in this part of my – ” When he could not find an appropriate word, he settled on “ – life.”
“Involved!” Elizabeth’s voice rang with anger. “Am I not already involved?” She removed the fichu from her dress, thus exposing the tiny marks he had left on her neck, and forced his attention. “What is this then?”
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