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29 July 2013 @ 11:12 am
Mid Week Tease  
Welcome to my post for this week's Mid Week Tease! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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Now let me tease you a bit with this excerpt from my short Romance on the Go story published by Evernight Publishing.

It was the lulling sounds of the waves and the gentle breeze above the vast, boundless ocean that Nicholas loved most. He could spend days, even weeks, drifting seemingly without any course and purpose on his boat, all by himself. After months dealing with his father’s clients about legal matters, he was always desperate for some time alone. Sometimes he just couldn’t understand why he had to work twice as hard as the other employees in his father’s bank when he was his only son. However, most of the time, he just couldn’t see it any other way. His father was not the type to want to spoil his family. Everyone had to earn what life had given to them. Nobody was allowed to simply ask and receive.

Today, though, he ended up not alone.

The sea was still, and there was only one thing in Nicholas’s mind when he saw a body floating face-down in the water. The man must be dead, Nicholas thought. He could only see his back, clad in a suit, and the back of his dark-haired head.

Without thinking, Nicholas pulled off his t-shirt and shoes and dove into the water. The man was heavy when he dragged him toward the deck of the boat. Nicholas climbed up first before he reached down and caught the man beneath the arms and hauled him onboard the boat. With a grunt, Nicholas turned him on his back and gasped at the sight of the man’s dress shirt, which was stained deep red, drenched with blood. His blue-tinged lips were parted, the pale tongue tip peeking out a little. Nicholas pressed two fingers on the man’s neck, just in case, and felt his own heart leap up to his throat when he thought he felt the faint flutter of the pulse. Nicholas tore open the jacket and shirt and cringed seeing the crimson slash on his belly. He pressed his ear to the broad chest, listening for breathing, but there was none. Nicholas shifted to tilt his head back and started giving the man mouth to mouth respirations.

The lips tasted salty and cold, but Nicholas carried on. Nicholas felt the man’s frozen face with the tips of his fingers, and his heart sank. But he couldn't give up. The man was still alive, but he wouldn’t be much longer if Nicholas didn’t wake him up soon. Nicholas felt his own heart pounding hard as he continued the mouth to mouth. It seemed like hours before he finally felt the other man begin to breathe on his own. Come on. Nicholas knelt close, watching the stranger’s face as he struggled to live.

The man woke with harsh coughing, eyes tightly shut with obvious pain. He was panting and wheezing, and Nicholas let him be for some more moments until the fit subsided. Exhausted, the man went limp, his chest moving weakly up and down. He moaned a little as his hand flew to find the wound on his stomach and gave a little push.

Nicholas jumped and sneaked into the cabin to get some towels. He returned with a pile of white towels that quickly turned red as he held each of them, one by one, against the man’s stomach. The stranger's eyes fluttered, and it looked as though he would be losing his consciousness again. Panicked, Nicholas shook him, and the man jarred awake.

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Rebecca Brennan HartRebecca Brennan Hart on July 31st, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Great tease -- I am definitely curious. :)
Iyana Jennaiyana_jenna on August 1st, 2013 02:54 am (UTC)

Thank you so much for reading, Rebecca!
(Anonymous) on July 31st, 2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
Mid Week Tease comment from Sandra Bunino
I love your descriptive language. Great excerpt!
Iyana Jennaiyana_jenna on August 1st, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
Re: Mid Week Tease comment from Sandra Bunino
Oh, thank you very much, Sandra! :D