This week's snippet is from The Dragon's Devotion. Bastien has caught Corentin's attention at a wedding, but he's trying to ignore his interest (see how long he manages that!). Alexander is a cousin of Bastien's cousin (and twin brother to Faelen, whose book The Merchant's Love will be out next month). I've just started to write Alexander's story, but he's already a lot of fun. (I went a bit over the six sentences for this one. Sorry!)
Bastien tried to ignore the sudden prickling on the back of his neck, the feeling of being watched. Somehow he knew who would be watching if he turned. He refused to turn. He focused so hard on refusing to turn he barely followed the conversation going on around him, unforgivable in this setting. Yes, he was with family after a fashion, but he was also at court, and he couldn’t be distracted at court. Yet he couldn’t help being distracted. Why was he being watched? How had he caught this man’s interest?
Alexander leaned toward Bastien, a gleam in his eye, and spoke in a voice low enough to reach only Bastien’s ears. “Who is he?”
“Who is who?”
“The rather attractive man with the unusual eyes who keeps watching you.” A knowing smile curved Alexander’s lips.
“I don’t know what you mean.”