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“Can’t you have some mercy on me?”

“I was thinking the same thing.”

Corrin glanced over her shoulder at Jeremiah, whose brown eyes looked darker as he took in her leaning over the table. She gave a shake of her head and turned back to the map she was looking over with Silas. “Look, it couldn’t happen that way,” she argued. “There’s no way mounted soldiers could get from here”–she moved her finger across the page–“to here.”

Silas shook his head. “They did, though. That’s exactly how it reads in the text.”

“Then, the text is wrong. It just couldn’t have happened.”

Jeremiah laughed. “Are you two seriously arguing about a fictional world? Isn’t the point that an author can make it work however they want?”

“Not if it doesn’t make sense,” Corrin insisted. “And this doesn’t.”

Jeremiah laughed and shook his head. “Well, maybe you can pick up the argument later. You two are usually pretty good at picking up where you left it. “But, right now, we’re going to be late if we don’t get moving.”

Corrin practically jumped back from the table. She’d almost forgotten about the birthday party. “I’m ready, I just need to grab the gift.”

She hurried off to Jeremiah’s room to get that, but slowed when she heard Silas say, “You’ve got it bad, Jer.”

“Jealous?” Jeremiah asked.

“Hell yeah.”

Silas’ voice was almost too low for her to hear, but the whispered words still had her pausing to look over her shoulder. And she almost swore it looked like the two men were ready to devour each other. Well, now. She practically fanned herself as she headed into the bedroom to grab the wrapped present out of the closet. Things around here could get really interesting.


This is Day 15 of Just Jot It January and the prompt was “mercy”. That first line has been floating through my head since I saw the prompt, or at least variations of it. And I’m pretty sure Corrin is right. Things are going to get interesting. πŸ˜€


Comments on: "Just Jot It January: Day 15 – “Mercy”" (6)

  1. Oh, my! Corrin likes trouble, doesn’t she? It’s interesting that your Jeremiah is a Jer. Mine is, by his own decision, a Miah. He said tonight that sometimes he forgets that his name is actually Jeremiah, he thinks of himself so much as Miah.

    That argument about the fictional world – I’ve had that same one with my Accomplice, who seems to think that I’m the god of that reality….

    Nice to finally get to see you here – I may eventually need to go back and read the rest…

    • A little bit. Haha. Jeremiah & Silas have known each other since they were about 13. Silas has identified as gay for almost as long. It took longer for Jer to realize he’s bi. Both Silas and Corrin want him, and he wants both of them. So, yeah, things are going to get interesting. πŸ˜‰
      Yeah, I don’t think non-writers get that it’s not as simple as that. And I’m always looking at the maps in front of fantasy books to see how things are placed and how they’d travel around. πŸ™‚
      I’ve really enjoyed using these prompts to explore these three some more, and some of these may even end up in the story. I’ve been linking them up in my weekly check-ins.

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