WIP Wednesday

I’ve been hard at work this month trying to finish my second third um… next-to-last draft of The Weather War by July 30! Since you’ve all been so patient, I wanted to reward you with a little snippet. This is a conversation between Lozarr and Arama, and if you’ve read Teeth in Their Song (which you can get free here) and Stormsinger (which you can get free on Amazon) you’ll recognize two other names mentioned in this conversation!

Lightning strikes in the distance over the ocean at night“And suddenly we believe Lijka Ardelis? Just because she had the good sense to marry a talented stormwitch—”

“Arama.” Lo’s voice was quietly reproving.

Arama huffed and crossed her arms over her chest, turning her back on him to pace the cabin. She hated the loud thump of her boot heels on the wooden deck. She ought to have kept more of those fancy rugs from that Strid ship bound for the Long Coast last month.

“I thought you’d made your peace with Lijka.” Lo’s voice sounded tired again, and Arama felt a surge of irrational anger that the stormwitch who had ruined her life was now causing a fight with her lover. Arama snorted and didn’t answer.

“She said she’d discussed it with Kinnet.”

Arama rolled her eyes and didn’t look at him. Kinnet might have saved the Dawn Star from a confused stormsinger, but that didn’t mean she knew everything there was to know about stormwitchery.

“Will you at least look at me if you’re going to roll your eyes at me?” Lo sounded resigned, but there was a hint of amusement in his voice. From anyone else, that hint of amusement would have been the spark to Arama’s temper, but somehow from him, it just felt like he was accepting her anger.

In the face of that, how could she stay angry?

Arama sighed and let her arms fall to her sides. She turned to look at him, knowing her gaze was baleful and yet somehow affectionate. How did he do this to her? Every time.

“I love you, you know,” Lo said, his lips quirking up at the edges.

“Damn you,” Arama replied, and went to kiss him again.

Stay tuned! I’ll have more Weather War news soon!


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