My Snippet today is from Pale Jewel again, this time from part of the rewritten beginning. Once again, it’s my obsession with Hephaistion Amyntoros raising its head. Hope you like!
“You were there, man! You were there, but you did nothing!” Jensen balled his fist, his jeweled eyes glittering as he raised it, but Hephaistion caught it and spun him about before it could land a blow.
Arms wrapped tight around Jensen, Hephaistion pressed a kiss to the man’s shoulder. “I slept through Alexander’s death, Jen, but I mourned his passing and the pain was so very keen. When I panicked and made you after Ptolemy, the fear of losing you was just as keen as my pain had been with Alexander.” His voice remained calm, though his heart felt as though Jensen’s hand squeezed it without mercy, “And when you need me, I will be around.”
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8 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets #11”
Emotional scene. I love the promise at the end, and the way he is so calm about Jensen’s reaction.
Thankee! 💖 I love the rewritten beginning much more and I hope people like my spin on Hephaistion! 😎
So curious! I want to know more about them.
I plan to put a few more pieces here as well. 🙂 I hope you like them all! ❤
Nice scene. Such intense emotions!
Thankee, Addison! 😊
Oh the emotions roiling in this one.
Intriguing use of mythology and history.