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.”
That’s the snippet for the week. Thank you for stopping by. Please take the time to visit the other wonderful authors taking part in Science Fiction/Fantasy Saturday!
20 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Saving Civilians”
Blade really is something else. I love his attitude 😀
Thanks! He’s got attitude to spare.
Of course he’s for real. He’s Blade!! Love it…can’t wait!!
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.
Sounds to me like the guy “drawing their fire” is the one engaging in heroics! Blade is so nomnom-able
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.
Oh YES!! Love it when characters go all heroic. It usually spells chaos and destruction
All hell is about to break loose.
I hope the civilians survive.
There is one injury and she can’t be moved until it’s over, but she provides a delightful eyewitness to the events as they unfold.
“I never joke about heroics.” Love that line 🙂
Thanks. I’m kind of proud of that one.
The build up is laced with both humor and tension! I’m dying to see how Blade handles this.
With precision. How is that?
Blade is so dreamy… *sigh* Such a hero.
Wherever there’s a school-bus full of kids in trouble, you know that Blade will be there!
LOL!! Why do I suddenly picture the very first Superman comic book cover, only instead of a car it’s a school bus, and instead of Superman, it’s Blade? 😀
“Oh, I never joke about heroics.” Blade smiled. “That’s what pays my bills.”
I know, right? I’m never sure if I want to slap his arrogant face or launch myself at him. 🙂
Well, either that’s going to work spectacularly…. or not!
But I certainly want to see what happens!