Tried and True, Chapter 284: Snapped

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Chapter 284: Snapped

“No.”

“Where is your courage, warrior?” Adin countered. “Or do you still need to hold Taweel’s hand for every little thing?”

“Yes.” Tamaes fought back a sob, feeling more and more like a helpless child “And I want him now more than ever.”

Adin’s smile vanished. “I will teach you regret.”

“Because you already know it?”

Rage simmered in topaz eyes, and an odd noise stretched between them, like harp strings pulled too taut. An instant later, the darkness shattered around Tamaes, slicing his skin, catching his hair, lashing through the inner folds of his wings. And he was falling.

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18 thoughts on “Tried and True, Chapter 284: Snapped

  1. Micailah Cialella says:

    Whooohoo! This may sound odd but thank you for being late.:)
    EEEEEEKKKKKKKK! I simply CANNOT WAIT for Angel Unaware.:D
    Awwwwww little Kester is going to be solo adorable!

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    • Emma says:

      I agree! I’m fascinated by Marcus’ backstory, or at least the tiny bit of it we know. And Kester is going to be fun to meet as a young angel. : )

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    • Arian says:

      Kester’s fun to meet at any time. I suspect our beloved author of using him as a way to indulge her love of “weaving polysyllabic words into everyday conversation.”

      And indeed, Christa, your Australian sister will be grinning like a maniac every time you do it. Someone with him can always translate for the confused, after all. It will count as educational and everything!

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    • Arian says:

      I return here to remark:

      I’ve noticed that Aurelius and Tupper in ‘Galleries of Stone’ allow an even more shameless *cough, I mean, skilful* use of the same manoeuvre.

      Aurelius never uses one syllable if he can use four. But Tupper can’t understand the way Aurelius talks, and needs it translated back into words he knows.

      So first we get the grandiloquent polysyllables, and then we get the gloss for Tupper and anyone else who might need one.

      The reader, whether another Aurelius, another Tupper, or somewhere in between, is served the content in at least one language they’re comfortable with, so the writer can go right on doing it both ways. :)

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      • When I first wrote Galleries, I didn’t curb my vocabulary because I figured I’d be dished doozy-level words by Dictionary.com. They’d be more comfortable in polysyllabic company. However, most of the high-falutin’ mumbo-jumbo was edited out before I published the story in trilogy format … to improve readability. ; )

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        • Arian says:

          Indeed. My first impulse was to be sorry that most of the ‘trigger’ words for the chapters had been taken out again, but of course it was the right thing to do. Doozy-level words share characteristics with Freydolf’s statues – most beautiful, most interesting, most valuable even, but completely detrimental to a smooth journey if come upon suddenly in the middle of the road.:D

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