Today's SFR Brigade Presents excerpt is from Reckless Rebellion, second in the barren planet romance series. This is from the first chapter, as Marlee and Tyris arrive back on Tyris's home world. Such a good moment, when it seems like all their problems have been solved.
I wonder how long that will last?
Standing next to Marlee, a warm glow of accomplishment filled Tyris as he watched Urslat come closer and closer. Eventually, the planet filled the entire viewscreen. The sun glinted off one side of the planet, barely matching the bright, welcoming lights that lit up every corner of the continent below them, outlining its shape clearly. Slowly, the Hylista orbited the planet, until Tyris’s own continent appeared on the horizon, bathed in sunlight, with the space dock tethered above it.
“You made it. You’re home,” Marlee murmured.
Tyris nodded, choked up. Home. Not long ago, he’d believed he’d never see it again. Yet, here he was.
Marlee put a hand on his shoulder, and he put his hand on top of hers and looked down at her with a smile.
The beep of the computer behind him broke their moment. “You’d better sit down and belt up,” Tyris told her. “We’re landing on the space dock, so it shouldn’t be rough, but it always pays to be careful.”
She took the seat next to him and fastened her seatbelt, as Tyris checked the flight path that had been sent to his console. All looked good, so he confirmed the path and followed the directions, landing smoothly at Hanger Three near the terminal.
He took his hands off the instruments, put them in his lap, and just sat for a moment, trying to take in the fact that he’d finally arrived.
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That is a good moment. 🙂 Love the descriptions.
Thanks Kyndra. Lovely to hear that, because descriptions is one of the things I have to add in during the edit.
A great excerpt! I love that moment, the calm breath before things start to get crazy! Nicely done.
Yes, I love to let my characters think that this is it, everything will be perfect now, right before I rip it away from them. 🙂 It always makes it that much more fun.
Love it! So peaceful and happy, and I kinda feel bad for them because there’s no way it will last. lol. =)
Hehe. No, no way. I think it lasts about a minute after the end of this scene.
I really enjoyed this moment, especially the continent coming into view below…just lovely. And, as Maria says, it can’t last! Excellent excerpt!
Thanks Veronica. I’ve been looking at a lot of Karen Nyberg’s images from the International Space Station, and wanting to capture some of the magic.