Justice and Mating Collides (Excerpt: Revelations)

I’m toying with the possibility of finishing Revelations, which has been taunting me since I abandoned it over two years ago… here’s an excerpt of where I left off in chapter 9.  Any and all thoughts welcomed.

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Dustin closed his eye’s and nuzzled Sam’s neck taking in her scent.  He was relieved that her senses were heightened, yet frustrated that she brushed them off so easily and attributed them to a figment of her imagination compliments of the wine. He needed her to believe. It was the only way to help her face the reality that she would soon be living.  He whispered at her ear, “Take me to it.”

Sam leaned back, opened her eyes and looked up at him over her shoulder. “To it?”

“Yes. Follow the sounds and lead the way.”

“But…but you can’t be serious?  What if it’s a momma bear out there with her cubs. We can’t just sneak up on them.  It’s too dangerous.”

“Trust me, it’s not a bear.  We are in no danger.”

“What if it’s a mountain lion or cougar roaming in the night?  Then what?”

“Sam, didn’t you just say that you felt completely safe and at ease out here? You said you wanted to track down and sneak up on the creature that is roaming about, so let’s do it.”

“Well yes, but we can’t just- “

Dustin pushed her forward, “No but’s and we can, so get moving. I know you can do this, you want to do this. Just follow the sounds.”

Sam opened her mouth to protest because the mere thought of trampling through the dark forest searching for an animal without any weapon was both stupid and dangerous, but she closed her mouth and without saying a word headed toward the sound of leafs rustling in the distance. He was right, she didn’t know how or why, but she wanted to track down that animal.

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