I’m having an eye exam this afternoon, so I get to be a wide-eyed owl all evening. It’ll be good to have new glasses, but I also receive a new laptop today as well. A notebook computer, really, good thing I ordered a larger screen!
But, let’s get down to business.
This week’s WIPpet* comes from Surrogate: Traditions, the third novel in the Surrogate Series.
Here’s my WIPpet math: Month 9
5+ 4 = 9 so, I’m adding a zero to that five and four to create 540. Enough words for this necessarily longer WIPpet. I generally keep my WIPpets to a shorter length, but this scene– you’ll see why soon enough.
The Setup: Etain finally gets to see the damage outside the palace for herself. And Leigheas, what he has done…he’s only beginning to understand the repercussions of it all.
Character reminder: Jon Simons and Kalli Cho, a married Human pair, are included in this scene. They’re both royal physicians, Upland and Merch’s private physicians to be specific, and they’ve elected to stay because Upland is in extremely frail health. Jon and Kalli’s children, like Etain’s, are in the Cycalk Znyrs town of New Slydrra Za in hopes they’ll avoid the virus that has been ravaging the human populous.
“See, Uncle Aera?” Etain laid her head to Aerachin’s shoulder. “I told you they had thought ahead.”
“I’d say so.” He managed a smile. “So, no one can get in?”