Saturday Snippet: Saving Civilians

Welcome back to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Congratulations on surviving the great Zombie Apocalypse of 2012 and Happy New Year.

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.

***

Blade nodded towards the civilians huddled under the seats. “And you’ve got innocent bystanders there who’ll be used as hostages before long. What you need to do is draw their fire while I get those people out of there. You help me get them out, then, I’ll even the odds a bit for you. Do we have a deal?”

“Are you for real?”

“Oh, I never joke about heroics.” Blade smiled. “That’s what pays my bills. Let me get into position and when I give you the signal, I want you to draw their fire.”

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20 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Saving Civilians

    1. It’s fun to read back over this scene while I’m rewriting an earlier scene in which he’s so far out of his element he’s at a loss for what to do and trying not to lose his cool over it.

    1. Yeah, the guy drawing their fire turns into quite the hero in his own right…but that’s in a different series. 🙂

      I’m glad I’m not alone in finding Blade completely yummy.

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