The rules are as follows: Go to page 7 of your WIP, go to the seventh
line, share seven sentences, and tag 7 more writer-bloggers to continue
I was tagged by both @probablylostrightnow and @kindervenom, so since I only have the one major WIP right now I’ll do a selection from page 7 and a selection from page 77.
The moon hangs lower, though night is hardly gone; the stars have turned just enough he can find the Harper above the trees. It’s a comforting sight in a way, to know that at least some things have not ended with all his world, and when the corridor ends in a broad flight of stone stairs he does not hesitate to take them.
The second floor seems laid much like the first, doubling back in the original direction with the same carved doorways lining the outer wall, and Fenris finds himself following the gold-carpet runner in curious disconnect. Four days he has been apart from his master; four days he has waited without an order, without the familiar weight of his collar, without knowing once what is expected of him in this household. He feels more a ghost now than he has ever been. Has he woken? He is not sure—
There is a light.
The pain had come later. Danarius rarely tortured for torture’s sake alone; he preferred a slave to know the precise reason for his punishment, so that he might learn from the experience and serve better the next time. Small humiliations had been more common, certainly with his impudence before he’d learned what Danarius would and would not tolerate. Those had been harder to bear in their own way at first, even through the adoration. It had taken years to properly kill his pride.
But when the edges of the lyrium had healed at last, and Danarius had turned to him in the first showing of real displeasure, the shock of anguish as the brands exploded had thrown him to his knees. Blood magic had soaked the air then, too, and he’d—known—
Distantly, Fenris is aware he has fallen to the earth.
I’m afraid I don’t have a scrap of energy to tag people right now, but if you’re interested, please consider this your open invitation! :D