Welcome to another round of snippets known as the Weekend Writing Warriors blog chain. My snippet comes from my current sci-fi WiP, Lessons of War. We skip ahead a couple of weeks as Andrea, scion and Lady Elector of House Kaiser returns home to Chateau Kaiser in the world of Boreas, currently locked in a ice age as a result of human terraform efforts. After a less than agreeable after-dinner chat with her mother, Archduchess Maria Theressa, she retires to her private bath for a welcome respite while her handmaiden Athena takes a quick shower nearby:
I sank into the tub until the water reached my collarbone. The weariness of weeks of travel and mother’s tepid reception drained into the warm water. I drifted into a waterlogged stupor.
How could she believe senseless rumors and empty innuendo? That I would risk our House for personal gain?
Because she knows you, dear sister.
Athena, you know better than to mind whisper when I’m taking a bath.
Oh I will, once you admit that you are still thinking about him.
There you have it. A small dose of what is to come. I hope you enjoyed it and as always please visit the other blogs listed on the blog chain.