Sunday, November 25, 2012

#sixsunday Before The Morning #30 - And Ash's secret is...

Hey peeps!

Beautiful Sunday here, but thanks to the heat wave raging on our island right now, everyone's beat by the absolute level of warmth. Nothing better to imagine than sitting down in an air-con room or in front of a blowing fan... and reading. :) Join me for Six Sentence Sunday?

Back once more in Vegas - because this chapter/scene is a pivotal one in the book.

Last week, I'd hinted that Ash, former cop turned ambulance worker, carried a heavy secret. A new beginning with his childhood best friend beckons. Marriage, and a partnership between them... Yet, how can Ash allow all this, when he bears this secret?

What is this secret? Read on to find out.


'...
Maybe—just maybe—there might be one person who'd never abandon him if she knew what he'd done, and that person would be Rayne, because she'd always been by his side, her presence quiet, steady, and unobtrusive. He'd grown up a turbulent teenager, punch-happy and with his father's terrible, volatile temper, and when he was in one of his unpredictable, almost bipolar funks, no one dared approach him. . .he'd had no friends, and not even his brother had stepped up, though they were thick as thieves in everything else, as that would mean going up against their father—the father Duncan idolized but Ash hated for charting out his life even before he'd been born.
So he'd rebelled, but Rayne had never let him down, though—she was the only person who had cared for him during those troubled days. She always knew where to find him, and she was just there; he couldn't explain it any other way. Rayne saw through him, and she reached inside to the part of him that had needed acceptance and love, never questioning, never trying to make him do what he didn't want to do.
And that was why he couldn't taint her life, because Rayne was all things good, like hope and the prospect of a wonderful tomorrow, while he was only darkness, a fact he’d had confirmed the day he had shot and killed Matt Dearborn, one of his closest friends.
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Don't forget to check these following amazing peeps on the official SSS list - Alix Cameron, Jessica E. Subject, Angela Quarles, Sherry Gloag, JM Blackman, Lorraine Paton, Sue Ann Bowling - among the 150+ particpants on the list this week.

Hope you're all enjoying a lovely Sunday!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

18 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Great insight into their past! If only they would just talk instead of hiding everything. LOL

Carmen DeSousa said...

Awww...so sad... No wonder he's so torn. People like them have to get together, if only to save each other from themselves. Beautiful writing as always.

Jenna said...

Lovely insight into his character and his past. I can feel his anguish at wanting Rayne, but in wanting to protect her more. Brilliant six!

J.M. Blackman said...

I'm with Jessica. All of this speculation in his head will do nothing but coil him up so tight, he'll never talk. And with a secret that he puts so much emphasis on, he's gotta share.

kristalbaird said...

What a dilemma - he knows she'd understand but he can't do that to her anyway. Great inner conflict.

maeclair.net said...

Wow, great insight into his past and his relationship with Rayne.So well done, and a thoroughly powerful ending to your six!

Sherry Gloag said...

You've packed a lot of emotion inot these six sentences. his emotional pain is so vivid.
p.s. thanks for the 'plug' :-)

patonlorraine said...

Wow! What a great reveal! Great six! :)

Sue Ann Bowling said...

I find myself wondering about the circumstances of that killing, because I get the impression Rayne has killed, too.
Thanks for the plug.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Jessica! Talk has never been one of their priorities, sadly :)

Zee Monodee said...

Carmen, that's why these two are so absolutely perfect for each other... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Jenna! :)

Zee Monodee said...

JM, if only he could just open up and talk... But the prospect of rejection weighs much too heavy... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Kristal! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Glad you liked it, Mae. :) I'd hoped these six would spell a lot about what they've been to each other in the past

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Sherry! I so feel for this man sometimes :) And most welcome about the plug, lol

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Lorraine! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Sue Ann, Rayne has definitely killed, more than once, and even in cold blood. Yet, Ash has no clue about that part of her life...
Most welcome about the plug :)

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