Happy Wednesday! We’re finally in full school year mode. All the kids’ lessons, classes, and rehearsals have started. It hasn’t been too bad so far. Busy, but not unreasonably so.
I finally finished the last bit of Drumbeat, so technically it’s not a WIP anymore. It’s with beta readers, so it’s not quite final yet. But I’m not still writing it. That means this week is the last snippet. I figured I wouldn’t leave you all hanging entirely, so I’m posting what follows from last week’s bit. Next week, I’ll have a new WIP to share from.
Last time, we had an “uh-oh” moment because Cian’s had a bit too much to drink at a wedding reception. It might be best if he stays away, but he can’t help himself—especially with very little filter.
WIPmath: 4 paragraphs for the 4th.
The real trouble didn’t start until after dinner and the customary scheduled festivities. Brandon and Gemma were working their way around the room accompanied by Skye. Everyone else was milling about and talking. It was too chaotic for Cian, and the excessive amounts of booze he’d consumed so far were not helping. He’d already lost track of Eric and Nell.
And then he spotted Jamie. Jamie, who looked far too appealing for his own good. Jamie, who made Cian feel hot and cold at the same time and made his head swim. All right, maybe that was the alcohol, but the worst of it had started to wear off finally. Cian deposited his empty Sam Adams bottle on a table and made his way over.
Jamie saw him before he got there, and Cian watched his whole body tense up. That should’ve been a hint to stay away, but Cian was feeling bold—or possibly still tipsy—and didn’t care. He meant to apologize for the mix-up with their dates. Those were the words in his head, anyway. They weren’t the ones that came out of his mouth.
“Jamie,” he said, and then when Jamie turned his attention to Cian, he continued. “I’m sorry about the—the thing. Y’know. At the thing.”
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