(If you’re looking for my Historical Hop post, it’s here. Totally different snippet from a totally different historical work, the third book in the Scandal series.)
I’m back with Weekend Writing Warriors again. I saw many old SSS friends and lots of new ones last week, so I’m sticking with this group! 🙂
Today you get the next sentences from Betrothal, my medieval romance set in the 14th century. These sentences come immediately following my Sweet Saturday Sample from yesterday. If you’d like to catch up, you can read that here. In this snippet Thomas explains why Geoffrey’s decision to let Alyse choose their parts smacks of disaster.
“I wanted to please her, Thomas,” Geoffrey said, shifting uneasily. “Her demeanor toward me has warmed a bit these past two days, and I aimed to fuel that flame with the ride in the procession and the choice of knight and lady. It seemed a little thing at the time.” He glanced at his friend anxiously. “Think you that she will choose unwisely?”
“She has been little at court, so how is she to know that it would be unseemly for you as a lower ranked knight to portray a figure of great consequence from the Round Table? Mark me, Geoffrey, if she chooses one of the more important knights, she will be seen as blatantly trying to raise your status. If you long for disgrace, that is the way to go about it.”
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