It's weekend, and time for more Rainbow Snippets! The Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook asks its members to share six sentence snippets from their work each weekend. Check out the group's Facebook page to read all the snippets and add lots of great books to your TBR. You'll find all sorts of books with the common thread that the main character identifies as LGBTQ+
I'm continuing on with first kisses this weekend with Loriot and Savarin's first kiss in The Sorcerer's Guardian. Savarin is an arrogant, powerful sorcerer on an important mission for the crown, and Loriot the loyal guard captain sent to keep him safe while he accomplishes what he needs to do. Savarin has no desire to be guarded, and Loriot has no desire to go on this journey at all, but they'll both do as their princes command. Even if they do clash quite a bit along the way. In this scene, they've taken shelter at an inn during a storm...where there is only one room left with only one bed. They ended up having to travel through the beginning of the storm to reach an inn because Savarin became too involved in his magic earlier in the day, and Loriot is not pleased about that. Loriot speaks first in this snippet (and I went over the sentence limit—I'm sorry!—but I wanted to set the kiss up properly).
“I’m quite aware of what Gemella said.”
He stalked closer to Savarin. “Then why are you being so arrogant and ridiculous about this?”
“Ridiculous?” Savarin’s voice went quiet, and he stood in the tub, long legs unfolding beneath him. “Did you just call me ridiculous?”
“I see you have no objection to my calling you arrogant.”
“I’m arrogant? You need to listen to yourself. You arrogant, smug—”
Loriot had no idea which of them moved first. Maybe they moved together; he didn’t know. What he did know was one second Savarin was hurling a litany of insults at him and the next they were kissing. Only kissing was too tame a word for what they were doing.
He and Savarin were devouring each other.