Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Alright, it's Tuesday afternoon and I just got back from the dentist office and a root canal. I'm tired and scatter brained so I'm just gonna give you a few facts about today's snippet. Also, this is first draft work and isn't all that great, but it's still one of my favorite scenes. :) Hope you enjoy!

The Yanti are a race of aliens remarkably similar to humans.
Shiani is the girl Tom is in love with/Connected to.
Tom is the MC and though he was raised on Earth, is not human.

“So you take the Yanti to Earth, then what?” This was it; this was what was bothering her. I was leaving, and she wasn’t coming with me.

“You’re staying here.” My voice was breathy, a whisper. She inclined her head slightly.

“I’m home. I’ve been running for years, Tom. Take a heart from a body and it can only survive for so long. Planets, well, we live quite a bit longer than people, and so do their hearts. I won’t leave again. Every moment away was agony, as if each breath sent ice into my lungs and every second that I moved further away felt like being torn apart limb by limb. I’m not going anywhere. This is my home, this is where I belong.”

I didn’t know what to say. No thoughts came to mind, no witty remarks. But my heart hurt, it physically hurt, because I didn’t know what came next. I didn’t know what would happen after I left to get the Yanti. I didn’t know if they would want to go to Earth or if humans would even have them. I wasn’t sure of anything. At least I hadn’t been before I met her.“I’ll be back. I promise, I’ll come back. You’re my home now; I never really had a choice.” I touched her cheek and pulled her closer. “I’ve been yours since day one.” I whispered against her lips; I knew it was cheesy, but it was the truth.


KM said...

Have you ever read THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer? From your description, your WIP reminds me of that. (One of my fav books, btw, so that's a compliment. lol) I love a hardcore sci-fi romance. I mean, what's not to like, right?

Amanda J. said...

Actually, I haven't I was told not to until I was done with RotP because my friend said it sounded like it. Which is awesome because I've heard nothing but great things about The Host, so thanks!

I just hope mine's different enough- the romance isn't the main thing in mine, is it the biggest part in Meyer's? I'm seriously trying to restrain myself from reading that book, I REALLY want to!

Shigune Matsui said...

Cool! If you like, please follow my blog at www.inkladendiary.blogspot.com! I'm a writer, so I am trying to get my voice heard!


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