Wednesday, 18 June 2014

My Lucky Seven entry.



I've been tagged by Linda Root in the #Lucky sevens game.
The rules are simple: Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript and go to line 7, post the next 7 or so sentences - as they are and tag 7 people to do the same. Click on the link with Linda's name to see his post. I now tag Stephanie Moore Hopkins Prue Batten Barbara Kyle Caroline Storer Paul Jennings Judith Barrow Jan Ruth

This is from Intractable Heart when Katheryn Parr, recently widowed and intent on remarrying her sweetheart, Thomas Seymour, receives an unexpected and unwelcome offer from the king.
 
Oh God. I had not foreseen this. The thought of being his mistress was bad enough, but then at least he would have tired of me, cast me off and left me free to marry Thomas. As queen I will lose Thomas forever and once more my life will not be my own. In fact, married to the king, I may find my life cut very short.
The king is still gripping my hand expectantly. I look up at him. His huge moon-like face is inches from mine, his foul breath tickling my cheek. I open my mouth and close it again, swallow mucus from my throat.
“It is an honour I have never dreamed of…”
“Is that a yes?” His grip tightens; his other arm slides about my waist. A despairing laugh escapes me as I realise I am lost.
“I suppose it is, Your Majesty. Yes.”
“Oh! Wonderful! And I am Henry, call me Henry.”
Before I have come to terms with what becoming his wife will mean, he drags me into his arms, engulfs my mouth with his so I cannot breathe, and I swoon in the arms of the king.

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