Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Once Upon a Time... linkup: Trust

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.”
“Including you?”
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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  1. I might have to do this linkup. I don't promise, because I have a hard time doing linkups... I don't know why. But I'll see. I really liked that snippet.

    And Oh HEY! I thought perhaps you might be interested in this: Because it's kind of cool. :)

    God bless!

    1. I surely hope you get to do it!!! It was fun browsing through my book looking at all the passages about trust. Eeek! How I finally put one down...I don't know. :D

      Thanks! I'll go check it out!

  2. I have linked! :) Loads of fun scouring your works and finding a passage, eh?! Loved your snippet. So intriguing, especially after water I know of Marcellus.

    Getting a linkup established takes a bit of time, so keep going. You're doing good. :D

    1. Yay!!! I'm going to go look at it right now!!!