Still with the WIPs...I bring you a snippet from my current work in progress, Bengaria's War. This is a story set way into the future, where man has colonized star systems, wages war to steal other Systems, grow cabbages and sword fight, shoot energy guns and fly Nezu-class warships...while drinking tea.
The tale centres around, Ryn Bengaria, the daughter of a farmer who finds herself married to a King and at the brink of war as the evil Regent Sibur tries to steal their System. Along the way, they encounter the Nezu colony.
In this scene, we once again meet Commander Thrater from the infamous Nezu colony. Ryn and her former weapons master, Bur'et, now her advisor, have boarded Thrater's ship for an informal meeting...
But, Thrater admitted as he watched, unless he was mistaken, Bur’et had managed to capture Ryn’s capricious attention. It made him feel like a brutish ogre in comparison. Perhaps their first meeting didn’t go as well as he’d imagined it would. Perhaps pretending to be a brutish ogre like their legend suggested might not have been the ideal way to go. Social decorum with outsiders was truly confusing—they seemed highly offended with touching. Did they not know that a mere touch was enough to relay a multitude of questions and answers, which the mouth was incapable of speaking? Ah, her mouth, it had been simply too irresistible to ignore…to sample.
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