Rainbow Snippet for 6-24-2017

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Picking up from last week’ snippet of Onyx Sun.

And yet she could not quite lose herself in them; she was too hurt, and too mistrustful, and she pulled away.


“I can’t, Luz.”

“But, why? I – I thought that’s what you wanted, why you were looking for me?”

“I thought so, too, but…”  Taliya shook her head.  “I can’t.”

“You’re sleeping with that…” Luzita caught herself. “With that… alien.”

“Ni-es name is Ayess and ni is an Araxian and no, we are not lovers.  I haven’t been with anyone since you.”


Taliya shook her head.  “I can’t just do it because it feels good, Luz.  It has to be because I love the person I’m with, and trust them.   And right now, I can’t.  That trust and that love – they’ve been lost.  I don’t trust you.  I don’t feel that I know you anymore.  You believed what Maureena said, believed her lies more than you believed in me, in us.  And that hurts.”


Ayess’ race does not have words for he/she/his/hers, etc, because they are (for lack of a better term) hermaphroditic. Their pronouns to refer to other members of their race are “ni” (for he/she/him/her), “ni-es” (his/hers), “ni-en” (they/them) and “ni-en-es” for theirs.








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11 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 6-24-2017

  1. Poor Taliya, but I can understand Luzita’s reasoning. Taliya has her work cut out for her regaining that trust. ♡

  2. Gah, that’s so sad. I think that’s the worst thing of all, losing trust.

  3. Ouch. Things are never simple, are they?

  4. siobhanmuir

    I’m so Taliya is standing up to her because it feels like manipulation. And if the woman couldn’t trust Taliya to come for her, she’s not trustworthy herself. Great snippet, P.T. :)

  5. I feel the same as Siobhan. I don’t trust her at all

  6. jlgfellers

    Taliya, apparently, has stepped in something that isn’t easily removed. Trust is never easy to regain.

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed this!

  7. Jana Denardo

    They’re going to have to work hard to rebuild that trust.

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