Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten sentences or less are yours for the reading!
Today’s snippet comes from Book Two of The Black Wing Chronicles ~ HERO’S END.
By this point, in the book, Blade’s back is against the wall. There have been several attempts on his life, one nearly successful, and he’s been ordered to give up his holofeature career and the woman he loves to take a safe desk job, complete with high security and body guards to protect him ~ a situation akin to life in prison with no chance of parole. He’s only just barely shaken the men assigned to protect him. His window for disappearing is rapidly dwindling. This scene is one last big gamble where he’s throwing all his chips into the pot and hoping he can pull out a winning hand.
He shook his head in disbelief. A shot hit the partition sending him ducking behind it. “Umm… they’re the bad guys.”
“What did they do?” Blade asked.
“They took a diary that belonged to a lady,” he said. He flinched as a volley of shots struck the other side of the wall. “We were hired to recover it. We did and they want it back. Adin’s up there in the balcony with our client trying to keep her from getting shot.”
Blade peered up into the balcony. “What the hell is your client doing in the middle of a firefight?”
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11 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Who Brings A Client To A Firefight?”
Well, firefights aren’t usually planned ….
Really, I think it’s only polite to send out engraved invitations and request an RSVP. That’s just good manners.
Actually, he’s surprised they haven’t gotten her out of the line of fire. A lot of lives have been endangered here. It’s obviously amateur hour.
Hopefully, she has enough sense to stay out of sight.
She’s a survivor, that’s for sure.
I have a feeling someone’s going to be losing a client, one way or another. 🙂
And gaining an associate. 😉
You title and last line are spot on. Not a good idea at all to put your money in harm’s way. Exciting snippet! Can’t wait to see what happens next.
Thanks! I’m having fun with these!
“What the hell is your client doing in the middle of a firefight?”
That’s not a bad question… though I suspect the firefight was a bit unplanned. 😀 I’m really enjoying these snippets.
All this over a diary! I wonder what’s in it?
Oh, exciting!! Those pesky clients meddling!! Great snippet.