Todd and Nick from Sentries and banter

Thursday March 10, 2016

I'm completing the final edits on Ringed Love, the last of the Sentries series. I thought I'd put a little excerpt up. It's a bit of Todd and Nick banter.

Todd juggled two shopping baskets and elbowed Nick in the side. “Grab a newspaper, will you? And see if we have any mail.”

“I can carry—” Nick held out his good hand. His other one was wrapped in bandages from wrist to shoulder and in a sling. Dark bruises splattered his skin where the top few buttons of his shirt were left open. There was a long bruise snaking up the side of his neck that stopped just under his jaw.

Todd glared. Nick backed down with a frustrated sigh. “Don’t make those huffy noises at me!” Todd snapped. “All the crap we’ve gone through in the last five years, and you almost get taken out by a ticked-off bull calf.”

“To be fair, I was about to remove his testicles.”

Todd nodded and shrugged. “I guess I would have kicked the crap out of you too. However, your doctor friend at the clinic said not to carry anything heavy and to take it easy for two weeks. You have twelve more days. If I have my way, it’ll be a month. Do I have to strip you down in the middle of this store and show off that spectacular collection of bruises down your entire side?” He rocked on the balls of his feet, raised an eyebrow, and added, “Hmm?”

“No.” Nick looked away. He tried to cross his good arm in front of him but ended up moving it to different positions. He scrunched his eyebrows together and made a fist with his good hand, then shoved it in his pocket, mumbling, “Control freak.”

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