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Tuesday Tales – Heart

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Happy Tuesday!  It’s once again time for Tuesday Tales!  Today our word prompt is “heart” and we are back to our untitled Steampunk romance.  When we left last week, Emma and Gideon were getting to know each other over supper at the tavern.  What will happen now?  Let’s find out!

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The supper at the tavern flew by quickly in Emma’s company.  Even the fish and potatoes were delicious, or at least far better than the meager rations Gideon prepared for himself.

The moon glowed in a soft, pale light illuminating the frigid London street.  Couples hurried to their destination to get out of the late autumn chill.  Gideon took a moment to glance at his pocket watch.  It would be a several block walk but he certainly wasn’t going to let Emma walk home alone, not at this late hour.

Their amiable conversation grew quiet as they hurried through the streets to the Hellwig mansion.  Gideon was started from his thoughts as he felt Emma scuttle closer to him to steal from his warmth.  He glanced down into her eyes, the light from the moon twinkling in the deep blue.  His heart thundered in his chest as he felt his resolve slip away.

Gideon gently cupped her cheek in his hand as he drew her mouth to his.  His lips parted hers, his tongue tracing her teeth before he deepened the kiss.  He felt her wrap her small arms around his broad shoulders as she surrendered to him.  He held her close as his mouth roamed hers.  Her broke the kiss when he felt her shiver.

Gideon’s voice was rough.  “We must get you home before you catch your death of cold.”

“Aye,” she sighed.

He firmly grasped her gloved in his then led her down the street.  She clung to him, her grip tightening with every step they took.  Their eyes never parted as she let him go and made her way to the mansion door.  She stared at him for a long time before slipping inside.

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About triciaandersen

I 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.

Posted on February 10, 2014, in author, books, fiction, novel, romance, story, Uncategorized, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. So sweet and romantic except he should be taking her to his place.

  2. Beautiful heartfelt scene … enjoyed it.

  3. What a romantic, heartfelt scene!

  4. Lovely scene. It was just the right touch!

  5. I agree, beautiful scene, but I kept wanting to scream at them to watch their backs 🙂

  6. Beautiful, romantic scene. I could feel the cold and the heat they generated.

  7. Awww, beautiful scene for a Valentine’s week.
    Sherry’s right. I see them getting closer … yet, there’s something I’m not quite trusting about her. I’d hate to see him get hurt again, after the heartbreak in his life before.

  8. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Nice touch their eyes remaining connected as she slipped away.

  9. Hmm, is the shiver from the cold or something else.

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