Tuesday Tales – Flying

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Hi everyone and welcome to Tuesday Tales.  I am taking a brief break from Gideon (I’m sorry!) to finish the current WIP I’ve been working on.  It is Breaking the Silence (Hard Drive Series #2), the sequel to Breaking the Cycle. 

Rico Choate is a MMA bad boy with a love them and leave them attitude.  That is until he meets Avery Walker, a deaf Marine who lost her hearing when her transport is attacked in Afghanistan.  He falls hard for her, even learning sign language so he can talk to her.  However, Avery’s hatred for all celebrities forces Rico to keep his career in mixed martial arts a secret.  How long can he keep such huge parts of his life separate? 

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Avery stood at the corner, waiting patiently for the bus to arrive.  She let go a huge yawn.  Getting up at five in the morning to open the coffee shop was miserable.  It was even more miserable for Lindsay who had to get up to drive her to work.  But it was Monday and her classes started at one in the afternoon.  It was the only way to get decent hours.

She looked to the trees above her and watched the birds flying from branch to branch.  She did miss listening to them sing.  She closed her eyes and felt the sun on her face.  Her thoughts drifted her date on Saturday.  Her heart ached.  It had been two days since she had seen Rico and she missed him.  They texted all day Sunday which she think shocked him.  He never realized a deaf girl would have a cell phone.  Texting him was nothing like being with him.

With a sigh Avery opened her eyes to look for the bus.  It should be there by now.  She startled, her eyes growing wide.  Instead of the bus, Rico sat at the corner in his Jeep with a wide grin on his face.

Can I take you to class? he signed.

She glanced from him to the bus waiting impatiently behind him.  She nodded excitedly as she hopped into the passenger seat and kissed him on the cheek.  He reached across and took her hand in his.  This surprise was better than she could hope for.

At the first stop light, he turned to her.  He brushed a lock of hair behind her ear.  You look tired.

I have been up since five.  Lindsay probably looks worse.  He had to get up to take me.

Rico frowned.  I have to be at work at six.  I could take you to work. 

You would drive out of your way to take me to work?


She smiled at him as the light changed.  How could she say no?

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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 April 28, 2014, in author, books, fiction, novel, romance, story, Uncategorized, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Love the romance going on here. Oh and that other character name is pretty cool also.

  2. I love the feel between the two of them!

  3. it never occurred to me that a deaf girl would have a cell phone- the enormity of it hit me

  4. Can’t wait for more! 🙂

  5. Great snippet this week. I love the deaf character. A change of pace for the norm for sure and I like it.

  6. I love sweet men! This sounds like a lovely story. Looking forward to the next installment.

  7. Like the start of this story …

  8. What?? No Gideon?? But … but … I’m curious about what’s happening next.
    Great scene here though, so you’re forgiven.

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