More from Sanguine, a science fiction novel (still in progress) with elements of semi-paranormal M/M romance.
(I am done with beta readers, and Sanguine is in next-to-final-edit stage, so this is still a work in progress and the following lines may or may not have been hacked and recombined and creatively punctuated to fit into 10 sentences.)
Skipping ahead a bit to start introducing some other characters – and a few bits of Gregor’s past. In this post, Kaen and Gregor have gone to clean out Gregor’s quarters on the station. Kaen has been looking through a photo album while Gregor packs. Picking up more or less from last week’s snippet – Gregor has flipped to the last image in the photo album.
“This is Sergiu.”
Kaen looked down at a photo of a bearded dark-haired man and a younger version of the man in his arms. “The two of you?”
“Taken the day we left Earth.”
Kaen tightened his grip on him. “What happened?” he asked softly, his eyes never leaving the photo: this, too, was one of his people…
“We were captured. They… they wanted him to betray his friends on Solovei. And then she arrived: a vampire, a Ferrastin. She knew of our Blood and she tried to get him to join her, to offer his blood to her and he refused. She tried to Compel him and he resisted. She… she had him tortured. I was forced to watch. She told me the same things would happen to me unless I… unless I let her… offered her…”
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