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I’m still posting from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision. The revisions are turning out to be more complex than originally expected so the release date is, um, to be determined. (I’ve given up trying to predict one, but I have at least one more round of revisions after the current one, and my goal for Camp NaNoWriMo this month is to finish this round.)
Skipping a couple paragraphs from last week. Taliya has asked that Luzita be delivered to her ship as she has a couple things she needs to take care of before the offices close. I’m picking up with Luzita’s first meeting with Ayess.
(This part is still in revision so squint because I haven’t gotten to it yet.)
Taliya shook head and took her seat, turning it to face the Araxian. “When I first met Luzita she was a spoiled little rich girl, a snob, and a bigot. But something happened and I thought she had changed. She began working with me on social equality issues – we spent a lot of time together and became friends. She…” Taliya stopped and shook her head. “Maybe she didn’t really change after all.”
“Or maybe she is just frightened,” Ayess said. “Go and talk to her, and then get some sleep.”
Taliya smiled and rose. “Thank you. And, please, don’t worry. I will not turn you out because of her or allow her to cause trouble.”
“I trust you, Taliya. And I will not leave unless you tell me to.”
“And I will never tell you to.”