So I sat down on the second day and just started writing, and it turned out I was writing about Lirio and Ais, who first turned up under L is for Lirio in the A-Z Challenge. There even seems to be a plot, though it's being a little stubborn at making itself fully known, which involves a thing that Ais should have fetched that is now missing.
Would love to know what the thing is though...
So, yep. This month is now given over to a project I am not just winging, but am pantsing in ways I haven't pantsed for years.
WiPpet Wednesday is a blog hop hosted by the lovely K. L. Schwengel, where participants share snippets from their WIPs with just one twist: the excerpt must in some way relate to the date, either through simple means or fancy maths. You can read more (well worth it) and find out more over here.
Last week we left Fayth with the bombshell that RQ is going to be executed as he has outlived his usefulness.
This week, we're going to still leave him there, because you're getting something from this barely-even-first-draft WIP instead. Mostly because half-arsed though it may be, I'm having a lot of fun with it, and it turns out I rather like Lirio and Ais (though I'm not sure the feeling is mutual).
Today is the 8th July 2015 (8/7/2015), so today's maths goes as follows: 2+0+1+5 = 8 - 7 = 1. 1 + 8 = 9 for nine paragraphs from the first section. And don't worry when I say "9 paragraphs": handwriting everything means most paragraphs are very short...
He did his best to glower at him through his remaining good eye, but from the widening of the smirk the whole effect was spoiled by his bruised face and black eye. “I won’t.”“You’ve found your voice?” The leader asked, amusement positively dripping from every word. “We’re making progress already. It won’t be long before you’re singing pretty songs and eating out the palm of my hand. Maybe even literally. I’d enjoy that.”His eyes widened in horror—at the exact same moment the leader’s did. When he toppled backwards, rapidly followed by his accomplice, it was with the same stupid, shocked expression.One he wore himself as a voice, a familiar voice, growled out, “only thing you’ll enjoy is a splitting headache, dick.”That voice. He knew that voice like the back of his foot—like the back of his hand but marginally less familiar. But it couldn’t be, because that would just be wrong. It would turn the world on its head. And worst of all, it would totally blow his cover.Maybe, if he was lucky, he wouldn’t recognise him.“Ais?” So much for that. “Ais, is that you? What’re you doing here?”He turned a bloody smile up at his lover. Well. Probably ex-lover now. “Lirio. Never expected to see you here.” After all, how much worse could it get?From the pursing of Lirio’s lips and the way his fingers twitched for the knives at his belt, probably much, much worse.