I have another snippet from A Harmony of Fire and Earth for you this week. I've switched to a snippet about Rhys and Gaz, the book's other couple, today. Here, Rhys and his sister Briallen have arrived at Gaz's home with a request.
She nodded and went to the door while he walked their horses around the side of the cottage to the stable where Gaz and Meraud’s horses were housed. Though small, the building should have room enough to at least get their horses out of the weather. It was icy cold, and the flurries were likely to turn into heavier snow before night fell. He pushed open the door of the neat little building and stopped short when he was confronted with Gaz.
Gaz’s eyes widened, and his full lips parted just a fraction, the only indications of his surprise. Rhys had never known anyone who could conceal their emotions so well; he’d think Gaz felt nothing if he hadn’t learned to notice those little indications.
“Rhys?” A wealth of puzzlement infused the one word, as if Gaz couldn’t quite believe Rhys was in front of him.
“Gaz.” He smiled, charmed a bit by Gaz’s befuddlement.