13 August 2013

Tuesday's Tales 13-08, Picture prompt


 
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This week is picture prompt week, and I'm jumping well forward in my wip, and setting my heroine and hero on the beach.
 
 
Escape became essential to Samantha. The further away the better. Preferably abroad. Bbut with the ongoing police investigation all she could contemplate in her immediate future was the loathing in her eyes every time Adele looked at her. Had Adele known the truth all this time? If so, in Samantha’s eyes that made her an accessory to the fact, whether before the fact, or after, mattered little to her. It was the knowledge that the woman who’d always shown her kindness had been party to, and benefitted from the theft of her inheritance. And now she acted as if Samantha was the villain of the peace.
 
The audacity of it.
From Adrian she’d expected nothing less than the vitriolic attack, from his wife, her step-mother, well no; it turned out she wasn’t even that. The one truth Adrian had uttered in his whole life was about his status as her parent.
She needed a hug and could only think of one person whose arms would fit round her so perfectly, but Rafe was in Italy consulting with his father. Guilt ripped through her. She’d been instrumental in exposing his step-bother’s actions. How could she turn to Enzo’s son for comfort when she’d caused so much grief to his family?
The beach. Never mind a December gale was blowing; walking on the beach always comforted her. Without a second thought she shot through the house turning off light, collecting her bag, coat and car keys and slammed the front door behind her.
Fifty minutes later, with the evening sun glowing golden on the waves racing up the shore, Samantha bent down, tugged off her shoes and stood upright to see Rafe standing yards away dong the same.
“What—”  
“I saw you leave and followed you. What else could I do?”

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16 comments:

Lindsay said...

Rafe at the beach, that's a surprise I didn't see coming

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Believe me, Lindsay, neither did I!! lol.
These two are pushing every boundary and I swear their aim is to get me into trouble!

V.L. Locey said...

Oooo, that was unexpected!

Sarah said...

An unexpected...and most welcome twist!! Look forward to more!

Tricia Andersen said...

I can't wait to hear why Rafe is there and not where she thought he should be! I am very intrigued...

SherryGLoag said...

Vicki, when I started writing it just turned out this is part of the final scenes in the book. Next week I'm probably going back in the story. :-)

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Sarah.

SherryGLoag said...

Still working on those questions Tricia :-)

calicoconnections said...

Very nice! I love how you worked the beach scene into the conflict already in place. Good job.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks for your kind words calicoconnections

Iris B said...

Ok - I'm with the girls above ... I wanna know, too, why he's at the beach and not where she thought he'd be. Interesting.

SherryGLoag said...

Oh wow, iris, I'm working on this scene *right now* and nearly overlooked that question. Thanks a bundle for reminding me. Your wish is my command and I will go and answer it NOW :-)
Of course you won't get to read it until the story is finished, but hey... Thanks anyway!

morgan said...

Hi Sherry,

Now, I know I missed a lot somewhere. I am only glad Rafe is at the beach to comfort her.

S.E said...

You manage to get a lot of info and emotion in just three hundred words well done.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts. It's appreciated, Morgan.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks S.E.