Xavier has gone to find his beloved princess…
“It’s Sert,” She finally managed to whisper between gasps, “My brother is dead.” Margo’s voice echoed her pain.
Xavier felt like he was hit by an arrow to the heart. His gut wrenched, his vision swirled and his knees felt weak as he reached out to Margo. Gently grasping her shoulder, he pulled her tightly into an embrace allowing her to cry into his strong shoulder. Xavier lifted Margo’s face to his with a forefinger under her chin and softly kissed her cheek. In that moment her vulnerability made him melt. He had for so long wanted to hold the princess, but not like this, not in grief. The knight stifled his own tears.
For more of the weekend warriors —- A link to http://wewriwa.com/
Lovely and poignant, Patrick. One thing: Consider ‘he pulled her into an embrace’ deleting tightly since he ‘gently’ grasped .
I hope he’ll get her for real next time.
I want to know what happened to Sert.
Very emotiional snippet, Patrick! Nice.
ty Mona! Seer will hopefully be coming out in a few months.
Awesome snippet! It has an amazing amount of deep point of view that really drew me in!
thanks Lauren…that Xavier is sooo tied up with his princess lol
I really enjoyed your 8 even though it was sad. Poor Sert, he was obviously loved by them all.
A young king…met his fate too soon!
Oh, so sad. Nice emotional 8.
Thank you Elaine!
Just read yours…will the king make him marry?
Very poignant there.
That’s so sad and beautiful! Well done, Patrick.
Thank you Kate!
Wow, that was so touching. I’m fighting back my own tears.
Thank you very much!
Very nice snippet. Nice emotional interaction—poor Sert. I predict difficult times ahead for them both.
It proves an interesting situation! thanks Susan!
Poor Xavier, a double blow to him, especially when he’s charged with comforting the lady when he has such strong feelings for her. Terrific snippet!
thank you so much!
Nice sensitivity of the knight, knowing this is not the time that he can have his closeness count on a personal basis.
Xavier is a good man…thanks for peeking in! 🙂
A sad moment. Good job getting across that was not how he wanted their first embrace.
History Sleuth’s Milk Carton Murders
Thank you! Xavier is a complex character.