I'm continuing snippets from The Dragon's Devotion today, leading up to release day on September 4th. Last week, I shared the snippet of Bastien first seeing Corentin. Today, I thought I would give you Corentin's perspective on the moment. He noticed Bastien and has been watching him for a couple minutes.
Suddenly, the other man’s gaze collided with Corentin’s, and everything seemed to freeze for a moment as the connection held. Corentin couldn’t make out the color of his eyes from the distance—something dark, he thought. But he could see them go wide, a bit startled, and Corentin smiled, slow and sure. He had no idea why this man had captured his interest in one look, but he dearly wanted to find out if longer exposure would bear it out, perhaps deepen it.
He gave himself a stern mental shake. What was he doing, thinking of starting an affair with anyone? He had to leave, not become more deeply enmeshed in Tournai and its people.