Tuesday Tales – Field
Posted by triciaandersen
Happy Tuesday! It’s once again time for Tuesday Tales! Today our word prompt is “field” and we are back to our untitled Steampunk romance. When we left last week, Emma lured Gideon out of the refuge of his house for dinner. How will dinner go? Let’s find out!
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Gideon cast a wary glance through the dark tavern as he followed Emma to an empty table. His heart raced as he studied the men and women who ate and drank. He had spent so much time wondering who killed Sophia, if the bastard who took her precious life was enjoying an ale beside him. His eyes met Emma’s brilliant, blue ones. It took this beautiful angel to draw him out into the world.
A skinny, frazzled girl barely over the age of twenty hurried to their table to take their order. Gideon’s heart seized in his chest. He had not done this in years, ordering for himself and a lady. He wanted nothing more than to impress Emma. If he did not… He shuddered.
Emma reached across the table and gently caressed his hand. He let go a soft smile. With all the confidence he could muster he ordered them both a plate of fish and potatoes and a pint of ale. The girl scampered away to fulfill their order.
There was awkward silence as Gideon fought to acclimate to his surroundings. Emma squeezed his hand. “Tell me about being a dirigible pilot.”
“It would bore you,” he shrugged.
“I think it is fascinating. Please tell me.”
Gideon felt his face flush as he slowly began. He told her about his patrols along the coastline, watching the waves crest against the jutting rocks. He narrated about flying over the fields and meadows, seeing velvet emerald flow as far as the eye could see. He wove tales of his time on the ground with those he served with and the adventures they indulged in. Emma listened with rapt attention, her eyes radiating with every word. As he finished she sighed. “Captain Alexander, you are a fantastic man.”
All Gideon’s nervousness burned away. He bit back a growl as he caressed her hand in return.
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About triciaandersenI am the author and illustrator of the children's book "The Peculiar Princess". I am also the author of two adult fantasy romance novels, "The Sorceress of Savon" and "The Woodcutter King of Muladin". Along with being an author I am married to a wonderful guy and have three beautiful children. I coach youth track and field, sew and chase my children around to their various activities.
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