Just A Little Something to Spice Up Your Sunday Night

"I swear to you I saw a red squirrel run up that tree." He looked so innocent, his blue eyes wide and his smile dazzling, that Rainie almost believed him, until she saw out of the corner of her eye that he was shifting his Rook forwards a square. 

"I can see what you're doing, you know." With her hands on her hips Rainie walked forwards a pace or two. Nick shifted back just out of her reach. 

"Stop that." She advanced, and leaned around him, trying to get a hold of the offending Chess piece. 

"Not fair. That's cheating," he said, grabbing her around the waist and swinging her away easily. 

"I'm cheating?" She laid her hands against the hard planes of his chest. "You're the one claiming there's a red squirrel in the trees." 

"There really was." Nick tilted Rainie's head up so that she was looking into his eyes. His lips hovered above hers, and his breath was hot on her face. "Look there it is." 

"What? Where?" Rainie let out the breath she'd been holding in anticipation and span around on the spot. There was no squirrel in sight. When she turned back, Nick's Rook had advanced three squares and was in a perfect position to take her Queen. "Your move," he said with a grin. 

- Perfect 10, coming 2012.

8 comments:

  1. Great snippet! I could feel the tension. I confess, I would have looked too.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it. Oh yeah, I would have totally looked.

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  2. I don't think we can be friends anymore, you are putting me to shame! :P

    Lovely excerpt - I cannot believe how fast you are cracking on with this! :D

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    1. *blushes* Sorry.

      Thank you, glad you like it. :D

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  3. I loved your opening lines they hooked me right in. Great piece with lots of humour and banter.

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    1. Thank you, I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

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  4. Ooooh, excellent snippet, Clare! Looking forward to reading the rest of Perfect 10 :) I would have looked too!

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. And yes, I would have looked too! ;)

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