AND THE BOREDOM!
The boredom can not be described!
On a positive note it did force me to address some issues in my new book Fateless, The sequel to Lilith, in the Twin Soul Novels series. Having no internet meant there were no distractions while editing my ...what?...third draft, which has undergone alot of changes and I am slowling coming round to liking what I have written. So I am going to share some with you all and hope you enjoy it. Feel free to comment, even if it is just to pick out a grammar/spelling error.
For those of you who have read Lilith, you will remember Calum, the young university student who found himself mixed up in a whole lot of trouble with some seriously disturbed demons. In this piece we glimpse what his life is like with his very own demon soul. ENJOY!!
“Calum?” I whispered gently.
The demon turned towards me and for a second it was human, the young man I knew. It did not last long. The demon enfolding his human soul took over. Spittle dripped from his mouth. Sharpened teeth grew until its lips could no longer hold them back and they were forced to curl over, splitting them open. Blood ran in rivulets down his chin to stain the glossy feathers covering his chest and stomach.
“Raum,” I said his name firmly.
Crow eyes found mine and narrowed. His head was free of feathers; leaving raw looking skin exposed to the cold elements of the surface. He stood in a fluid movement, gripping the granite breakfast bar with sharp talons, gouging chunks out of the counter with a sickening screech that sent my nerves ringing.
“You must stop this and relinquish your hold on Calum. You know it won’t last.”
“Yet, here I am. Here I have been all night.”
I held out my hand, gesturing to the sore state of his head. “And look what it’s doing to you. This fight for control is only hurting you further. He will never stop challenging you, trust me.”
“Trust is a human concept.”
“Either way, I speak the truth. Your time in control of the boy becomes shorter and shorter as the days pass.”
“He relies on you to call on his humanity,” said Raum with a flashing glint of malice in those black eyes. “I kill you and he will have nothing to hold on to in this world. He will be mine.”
“Don’t be so sure.”
Even though I poured confidence in to my voice I still took a step backwards. I was unarmed and the only thing between us was a sofa. If it came to a fight I needed enough of a head start to get to a gun. Wounding him would be enough to call Calum back; I had done it before....if I could make it to the bedroom in time.
Lilith appeared in my mind, her voluptuous body naked and throbbing with power. Firm breasts gave way to a slim waist and heavy hips, golden hair cascaded over one shoulder and large blue eyes consumed most of her face. She was beautiful and terrifying; a Goddess from your most pleasurable dreams and your worst nightmares.
I didn’t realise, until I heard Raum’s sharp intake of breath, that she had called enough power to become visible. His eyes, though angry, were heated and distracted.
Lilith, what are you doing?
You need to bring him under control, she said.
I am not having sex with Calum.
She rolled our eyes, Raum is not Calum.
I gave her impatient thoughts. Raum exists within Calum’s body. I won’t force this on him.
I doubt he would mind.