Only this week and next week to continue with excerpts from my SFR novel WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM, loosely based on the Titanic sinking in 1912. In deference to the WeWrWa peeps who’ve read my book and are still kindly commenting, I’m doing my #8Sunday sentences today from a deleted scene so you’ll have something NEW to read. (Since I always do a Happily Ever After ending, it’s not too much of a spoiler to say they do get rescued….eventually….is it?) This scene takes place on the Sectors battleship Andromeda, after Nick has given his formal report to the Admiral and has been released to seek medical attention. He goes to sickbay but refuses treatment until he’s seen Mara.
She lay sound asleep on the hospital bed, hair tousled on the pillow, silken strands drying after a recent shampooing. He felt three times as grimy and in need of a shower as he had before, standing here with her. She slept easily, her face calm, peaceful, which he was relieved to see. I’m going to have enough nightmares for both of us, at least I’ve been trained for dealing with the horrors we saw. She’s pretty tough though.
Standing beside the bed, he murmured her name, not wanting to wake her, but hoping she would know on some subconscious level that he’d come as promised, as soon as possible.
Stirring just a little at the sound of his quiet voice, Mara didn’t open her eyes.
Bending over, he kissed her cheek, acutely conscious that he was going to be interrupted any second by the impatient doctor.
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