Rainbow Snippet for 7-21-2018

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Still posting from Book Five of the Academy of the Accord (fantasy) series that I have been (and will be) working on for forever.

I’m picking up from last week, where Draethlen asked Wellhym if he and Kordelm were lovers.

(For those just tuning in, Kordelm and Wellhym are warriors, captains at The Academy of the Accord, and they are lovers. Draethlen is a 10 year old cadet rescued from an orphanage where he was sexually abused by the headmaster.)

“There’s something else to consider, too,” Kordelm said, his voice unusually serious as he joined them and sat down next to Wellhym. “You’re young yet, Drae. Some know early on that they are different, and some don’t discover it until they are older.  You have been forced into a position where you had to do things you weren’t even ready to think about yet.”

Draethlen looked at him uncertainly, not sure what he was saying. 

“In short, you are too young, and too… unaware… of what you really want.” Kordelm’s smile was warm and understanding. “It would be very, very wrong for us – for anyone – to take advantage of your confusion.”

Draethlen nodded slowly, turning their words over in his mind. “So, maybe I really don’t…  It’s all right that I didn’t like what he did?”








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10 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 7-21-2018

  1. Poor Drae. I’m glad he’s got Kordelm and Wellhym to help him work through all those feelings. ♡

  2. AM

    Oh, poor Draethlen.

  3. Just heartbreaking. Well written. Thank you for sharing. And Happy Writing!

  4. Aw, poor Drae! I’m glad he’s got someone helping him to figure this out.

  5. Well written and sensitive. Well done.

  6. stephaniedanielsonauthor

    Nicely done. Poor Drae!

  7. Such a hard thing to understand at that age. Bless the boy. I’m glad he’s got someone – two of them, actually – to talk to.

  8. Jana Denardo

    I really like their patience with him.

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