So, I know I’ve been dropping hints all over the place about a surprise. And I’ve been dropping hints about dropping hints. Well, here is hint one, plus a litte taster.
This surprise is something that you, my dear and lovely readers, have been asking for since Touching Smoke. And since this is the first of many hints, I’ll give you a little bonus… the more followers I get here on the site, the faster I’ll reveal the surprise *grin*.
In the meantime…
“Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned,” (Name withheld) dampened her lips with a shaky sweep of her tongue. “It’s been three days since my last confession.”
Wood groaned with the shifting of weight on the other side of the velvet drapes. “Go ahead.” The voice was like the rustle of old parchment.
(Name withheld) looked down at the twisted and crumpled handkerchief in her hand, at the white caps of her knuckles. “I’ve been seeing my mother again.”
A brief pause, then, “I see.”
She tried moistening her lips again, but it was like raking sandpaper over raw skin. “She comes to see me sometimes, mostly at night or when I’m alone.”
A moment of hesitation before the voice spoke again. “You know it’s not possible, don’t you?”
“I know, Father, but I saw her.”
The whisper of fabric as the shrouded figure repositioned himself spoke volumes of his discomfort. “Your mother is dead, (Name withheld).”
And there lay the problem.
OoOoOo who could it be? Who could it BE?! *insert devious cackle here*
All right, so keep in mind that this is a VERY rough copy. No editing of any sort has been done. But it shall be all squeaky and pretty in time for the big reveal!
Love ya all muchly! <3