The day has come!!!! For the second Once Upon a Time... linkup. I am excited to see if anyone joins!
Today's linkup prompt is trust.
My selection comes from my finished WIP, In the Shadow, first book in The Endless Fire series.
The setting is Ancient Rome.
In a tavern.
With danger lurking around the corner.
Word count: 138
Ó Pure Grace
“Will he come?”
“Only time will tell.” Marcellus glanced around as he lowered himself to the seat opposite Calpurnius.
“Why aren’t you in disguise?” Calpurnius glanced at him suspiciously.
“I trust Lucan.”
“Trust!” Calpurnius scoffed. “A way to death.”
“You should not let yourself trust anything in this business. If you want the Empire, you must learn to trust no one.”
Calpurnius smiled. “Of course.”
Marcellus laughed without humor. “Well, I choose to trust Lucan.”
“I hope this is wise,” Calpurnius glanced around uncomfortably. “What if someone recognizes you?”
Marcellus lifted a brow. “Since when has Marcellus Icilius become a regular guest at seedy taverns?”
Calpurnius shrugged. “You are not exactly dressed the part of a civilian of the streets. Someone may question your presence.”
“Then I will show him the edge of my sword.”
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