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Remember Toby – the tough gangster with the tattoo of a black cat leaping up his biceps? Estelle met him over the summer and heard his voice when she was pinned in a weird cylinder in the Veterinary Clinic. Now Estelle and her friend Diane meet Toby at university. Read last week’s snippet here: http://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2016/05/estelle-bumps-into-toby-snippet-from.html
(Some creative punctuation to fit.)
Diane pinched her arm and whispered, “Introduce me.”
Rolling her eyes, Estelle said, “My friend’s Diane Stewart.”
“Hi Diane.” He glanced at her eager face, and apparently unimpressed, his gaze quickly returned to Estelle. “I’m in Engineering. Got to run; next class starts in a minute. See you around.” He strode away without a backward glance, walking across the lawn with a slight swagger in his stride, as if he knew they were watching.
“Great tattoos,” Diane squealed. “He can bump into me any time.”
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Oh, interesting that he's not at all attracted to Diane. I'm sure that's unusual for both Estelle and her friend. But it sounds like she'll be seeing him again. Maybe he'll have some answers for her.ReplyDelete
That's the idea.Delete
It's pretty obvious that he has eyes only for Estelle. I think it will be difficult for him to keep his head in his responsibility to her. :-)ReplyDelete
They both keep cool heads in book 1 - too busy fighting killers.Delete
So is this a good guy or bad guy? It's unclear right now ... which is good.ReplyDelete
Yes indeed. Estelle is suspicious, although not immune to his attractions.Delete
Of COURSE he knows they're watching. He's trouble. In a good way? Nice tease.ReplyDelete
He's the bad boy biker who isn't. Estelle has to peel away the layers of mystery.Delete
Diane sounds horrid!ReplyDelete
And Toby is the best kind of trouble!
Nicely done, Aurora
Thanks! Diane is a stauncher friend than appears in this scene.Delete
Sounds like Diane isn't taking the hint. Engineering, huh? Toby becomes more intriguing with each snippet.ReplyDelete
Yes. Estelle discovers two more of his secrets during the book.Delete
I'm not sure which I love more -- his dismissive lack of interest in Diane or the fact that she is totally clueless about it.ReplyDelete
Diane is used to being the center of attraction. But, Toby is also used to being ogled and bored with those girls.Delete
Nice little vignette of campus life, enjoyed the snippet.ReplyDelete
Thanks - this story intersperses normal life with the supernatural.Delete
Diane seems oblivious to his disinterest. I wonder what that could mean?ReplyDelete
The sentence limits did not allow me to show the rest. Diane is enthusiastic but not dumb.Delete
He doesn't have much use for Diane who doesn't seem to get it. I bet she doesn't play second fiddle too often.ReplyDelete
I wonder how long it will take Diane to realize he's not into her, how she'll respond, and what that will mean for Estelle. ;)ReplyDelete
They're still friends.Delete
I'm really liking Toby! Can't wait to see what trouble he gets Estelle into. ;-)ReplyDelete
She finds trouble by herself!Delete
LOL! I nearly facepalmed at Diane's obvious lack of realization that he's not into her at all. I love that he isn't though, speaks of character that he isn't drawn by her looks like everyone else. I think he's going to try to get Estelle alone next time.ReplyDelete
Not quite. They next meet during an attack by the villain.ReplyDelete
LOL ... what a great last line.ReplyDelete
Poor Diane, he is obviously not interested. At least not in her, lol.ReplyDelete
Of course. She doesn't have superpowers.Delete