Tuesday Tales – Nudge

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Happy Tuesday!  It’s once again time for Tuesday Tales!  Today’s word prompt is “nudge” and we are back with our untitled Steampunk romance.  When we left last week, Gideon and Emma had just finished the humidor.  What will Katarina think?  Let’s find out!!

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The two men who struggled the humidor to Katarina’s library gave Gideon an ill feeling.  He could not imagine a lady of her standing acquainting herself with such ruffians.  He searched for Emma against the blazing sunset that burned through the spider web window.  Her beautiful shadow was hidden in a corner.  He chuckled to himself.  Tonight her shadow would darken his bed also.

Katarina beamed as the men nudged the humidor into its final place.  It looked regal and magnificent with its dark stained wood and red leather.  Little did anyone but the occupants of this room know that it was a death trap.

“Show me how it works,” Katarina demanded.

Gideon strode to the door of the humidor and opened it.  “When someone steps inside the door will seal itself closed.  The chamber will become airtight.  However, to hasten the death of the occupant along, a fog of this poison will release killing them in moments”.  He held up a vial of green, iridescent liquid.

Katarina snatched it quickly from his hand and replaced it with a crimson velvet satchel.  By the weight of it he surmised it was his pay. “Good work, Captain Alexander.”

“Thank you.”  He nodded to the beauty in the corner.  “Emma’s help has been invaluable.”

Katarina’s laugh was icy.  “I agree.  I could not have done this without Emma.”

“Done what?” he inquired.

“Persuade such an honest, good man as yourself to kill.”

Gideon’s face darkened.  “Persuade me to kill?”

“Yes.  She was sent to you every day with one command – to do whatever it took to convince you to obey my wishes.  Even seduce you.”

Gideon’s glare snapped to Emma.  She curled herself into the depths of the corner, hiding from his anger.  His face twisted in fury.

“Thank you for your service, Captain Alexander,” Katarina purred.  “You are dismissed.”

Gideon’s eyes shot from Katarina to Emma.  Without a word he stormed down the staircase leaving them both behind.

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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 March 17, 2014, in author, books, fiction, novel, romance, story, Uncategorized, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Oh darn it, I knew it. ~pouts~ You evil author

    (a high compliment indeed 😉 )

  2. Oh no! Although I had a feeling she was not honest I now have a feeling she’s regretting her actions and run back to him to apologise. At least I hope so.
    And one Nasty little machine that is 🙂

  3. I wonder if she’ll have the guts to snatch the poison and give it back to Gideon, I had a feeling she was a liar.

  4. He may not forgive her, especially feeling used. She is going to have to be mighty convincing if she does.great TT and horrible death trap! Great imagination

  5. No! Oh no! Oh crud! That was wonderfully done. I literally yelled ‘NO!’ out loud. =D

  6. Oh no! Duped by the evil Katarina and the sexy Emma! Is she sweet? She didn’t seem to triumph in her deceit. Will they end up together? I’d like to put Katarina in that humidor. Poor Gideon, his plans for evening entertainment have been wrecked. Great story!

  7. Love it, you sure do know how to throw a great twist into a story

  8. WHOA! Didn’t see that coming. Love it!

  9. I hate Katrina, I hope she gets what she deserves.

  10. I knew she couldn’t be trusted. But … it gets even more interesting?? I can’t wait to keep reading. I got so involved in the scene I forgot to look for the prompt.

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