Sunday Snippet February 5, 2017

I decided to still post from the twelfth book of The Academy of the Accord series.  This is something that I’m pretty sure I’m going to cut, but I like it too much to just let it disappear, so it will probably be transformed into a side story or something.

Jorsen took Autheren home with him for the summer and the two of them went on a sailing trip up the coast for a few days. A storm blew in and they took shelter for the night in a cave on the cliff, only to wake up and discover that they were being watched by an Afiani, a bird-like race that is not known for friendliness toward humans. I’m picking up from last week’s snippet, in which Autheren (who is known for his friendliness to everything and everyone) has invited Lirit to join them for breakfast.

Lirit to join them for breakfast and they are trying to get dressed without exposing themselves to her.

Lirit’s last line from last week:  “You are embarrassed by nakedness?”

“Sometimes.  Especially when in the presence of the opposite sex.”  Jorsen frowned.  “You wear clothes,” he pointed out.

“They are practical,” she shrugged. “But my people are not embarrassed by not wearing them.”  She tilted her head curiously.  “Are you sure you would not be more comfortable if I took them off?”

“No,” Autheren said quickly and Jorsen choked back a laugh.

“We would be more comfortable,” he said, “if you would turn around so we could put ours on.”



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10 responses to “Sunday Snippet February 5, 2017

  1. Karen Michelle Nutt

    So will she turn around? lol

  2. This has been a fun little vignette, good culture clash in a gentle way. Enjoyed the excerpt, amusing.

  3. elainecsc2013

    I guess they both have some new ways to think about.

  4. This and other snippets in the series have nicely depicted a clash of cultural values. My son and girlfriend moved to the Netherlands last year, and after Viv ran her first partial marathon, she was taken aback when all the runners gathered at one side of the thoroughfare and casually stripped to put on street clothes. Viv’s reaction? When in Rome — or Amsterdam …

  5. siobhanmuir

    Bwahahahaha! I’d be like here and more interested in watching them dress. But I love all their reactions. :) Great snippet, PT.

  6. I still get a giggle out of this. How flustered the boys get, and how unfazed Lirit is by all of it.

  7. The little asides tell so much about the worldbuild.

  8. Gem

    She’s certainly cut through most of the cultural baggage we carry around. Great idea. Wonderful snippet.

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