Missed last week in the push to get Camp NaNo finished. (Plus, I was feeling guilty at not being able to visit and comment the week before. I know not everyone does, but I try to.) Anyhow, that book took an unexpected twist with an unplanned relationship forming – I think I’m just going to have to start saying I write M/M.
Moving on from Murray (mostly because I was having trouble making ten sentence snippets about him that made sense) to Constin – Gregor’s uncle and the ship’s physician. He is the first member of the family that Kaen is meeting in person.
Gregor is escorting Constin on board and Kaen is watching through the security system.
(The following lines may or may not have been hacked and recombined and creatively punctuated to fit into 10 sentences.)
The airlock door opened and Kaen felt a strange thrill as he studied the tall burly man who entered: Constin’s brown hair and reddish-brown beard were a contrast to his pale blond, clean-shaven nephew, and his eyes were a darker blue than Gregor’s, but his smile radiated warmth and good humor and Kaen found that he was trembling with anticipation.
“Welcome aboard, Uncle Constin,” Gregor said: he barely got the words out before Constin engulfed him in a bear hug that made Kaen smile.
“It is good to see you, Gregor.” He stepped back. “You’ve grown. Last time I saw you, you were about twelve and you were in trouble for stealing Lucien’s and Viorica’s clothes from the swimming hole.”
“I was only in trouble with Lucien and Viorica, especially Viorica,” Gregor shrugged, grinning, and Constin laughed – a deep hearty laugh full of humor.
“I remember. I thought Viorica was going to flay you alive.” Constin shook his head. “It’s been a long time since either of us was home.”
“I think we’ll all be heading home more often now,” Gregor replied, shouldering Constin’s bag.
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