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Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, I post a fragment of a prelude to Stealing Myself From Shadows, the first book in my Tales of the Navel/The Shadow Forest.
The first prelude was Waiting to Be Yours, written from Christopher’s perspective. How he found Damian and lost him.
The second prelude is Unwilling to Be Yours, which introduces a new character, Peter. It’s told from his perspective, revealing a very different Christopher. A much grumpier Christopher. A Christopher trying to wait for Damian, to carry on without Damian. He doesn’t like it one bit.
Picking up right where he left off on Wednesday, Peter continues with Unwilling to Be Yours.
“Yes, you’ve come to the right place.” The boy dropped his gaze down to his feet, as if he couldn’t bear to look at my face. “I’m sorry. I’m still getting used to that job opening myself.”
I studied the shadows under the boy’s eyes, the slight trembling of his lower lip.
Before I could say anything else, the boy turned his head and lowered his eyelashes, hiding anything swimming within them.