I'm continuing with sort of random snippets this weekend. This one is from The Scholar's Heart. Tristan's infant daughter has been kidnapped, and Etan is doing all he can to support and comfort Tristan.
Etan loosened his hold enough for Tristan to pull away, but Tristan didn’t go far, keeping his hands on Etan’s chest.
“How are you feeling?” It was a stupid question to ask, but confronted with Tristan’s pain-filled face, Etan didn’t know what to say.
“Not well. You?”
“Not very well either.” He smoothed Tristan’s hair back from his face. “Do you want to try to sleep some more?”
Tristan shook his head sharply almost before Etan finished asking the question. “Can’t. I don’t like the dreams."