Something to ponder…an unedited clip from the first chapter of my current work-in-progress, Soriel (Starfire Angels: Revelations Book 1): (set up: gavin is eavesdropping by watching through a door crack.)
["Perhaps the time has come—"] At a twitter from the computer on his desk, Loran Tarolis stepped back from the slim view Gavin had. Liriana remained in place, her layers of brown-blonde hair falling over her shoulders.
["Confirmed. Our research has reached a pinnacle and need for the test subject has arrived."] Tarolis stepped back before his mother. ["His time has come, Captain."]
His mother stood with her head held high and proud. Captain? What? This had to be some weird dream. Why would Tarolis address his mother as Captain? She wasn’t in the military.
["You have served us well in the capacity as the child's caretaker while we continued our research on this world."]
["It is my duty to serve, sir."]
A less than humored look fell over Tarolis, only the corner of his mouth twitching into an almost smile. ["As your team leader, I expect you to surrender the boy to us now that we are ready for testing."]
Testing? The boy?
Gavin stepped away, curious but dreading the implications of those words. He must have heard wrong. After all, it was a language he’d only heard in his dreams. How could they speak it?
Coming in spring 2013!