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Welcome back to another visit with the Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop for anyone who likes to write, and to a new year. I hope it’s been a good start for everyone. It’s freezing here, was 0 this morning, but words have been flowing, so there’s that. And today I have more of Hawk’s story. This continues right after last week’s.

A throat cleared behind us, and I could have sworn I heard a laugh in it. I turned my head and saw Icarus standing there, Trace beside him. It still threw me after more than a year how much the two of them looked alike. Trace still held himself back a little, as if afraid someone might lunge at him at any moment.

Devil coughed slightly and I saw his cheeks start to turn red. I knew he still worried a bit about other people seeing us together. No one here cared about it, though, or not so much they didn’t care, but they accepted without reserve.

Neither of us had been used to that before coming here to the club.

Still, I would have thought by now he’d have come to realize we were safe here; maybe he could never feel safe, though. I wished he would; I hated having to walk on eggshells around him when it came to showing my desire around him, but if it meant holding onto him, I would do just that.

Uh oh, is there trouble ahead in this relationship? We’ll have to wait and see. 😉

Comments on: "WeWriWa: “Walk on Eggshells”" (14)

  1. Well, with a name like Devil, I’d walk on eggshells too. And he may never be safe, eh? Nice descriptive snippet.

    • Ha. His name actually comes from his time served in the Marines(one nickname being Devil Dogs). Hawk isn’t really worried about him getting angry, but their relationship is still new, so he doesn’t want to do something to send him away.

  2. There’s an important lesson here: if the cause is crucial enough, you do whatever is necessary.

  3. I’ve probably said this before, but I absolutely adore how in tune Hawk is with Devil’s moods and feelings.

  4. Seems as if maybe Devil needs to deal with his reactions a bit, since he’s in a safe environment with friends. But it’s certainly a very realistic and human problem. Enjoyed the snippet.

  5. After a lifetime of being punished for you are, it would naturally take a long time to ever feel safe. I like how you show the reality of the situation, and Hawk’s understanding.

  6. Diane Burton said:

    I’m impressed with Hawk’s sensitivity. Nice job.

  7. Devil still… has some demons to work through. But it looks like he has some solid backup when he’d ready to face them head on.

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