Hey, guys. I’m on my way to see Endgame. Finally. I’ve been waiting for this and dodging spoilers like you wouldn’t believe. But I didn’t forget to blog this week *pats self on the back* My next young adult title Kae and The Rage will be out this month. Here’s an unedited snippet that continues from my last blog. Let me know what you think. Oh, and if you guys read my last release How to Love a Pink Demon and liked it, please leave me a great review on Amazon. I hate to beg, but it looks so unloved. Thank you!
“You sound bitter, B.”
“I bloody well am. I feel like he’s got my balls in a vise, and I want out.”
“Do you think if you force it he’ll leave the band?”
“No! I dunno,” he sighed irritably. “Honestly, I’m at the point I don’t bloody care. I just wanna be free of him, for fucks sake.”
Now it was her turn to grunt softly. Casually discussing breaking up one of the most popular and profitable boy bands in music history was not cool. But okay. “Honey,” she said, speaking at normal volume. “You have got to learn to say what you feel.”
He laughed. “I’m being serious.”
“I know,” she said softly. “I’m not exactly equipped to help though, Bills. Oldest pop star virgin in the world, remember?”
“I still say I should be your first.”
“You must be starting to believe the Billy-Kae rumors.”
“We’re supposed to be the hidden romance of the century! You’d think they could come up with a more creative moniker than a bloody hyphen.”
“Yeah! And why is your name first anyway? It’s sexist.”
He laughed. “Because I’m bigger, older and more famous.”
“Well, your head is definitely bigger.”
“Ouch, puss. Sheath those claws.”
“Where you goin’?”
“Granny told me to come down for your lunch in 15.”
Kae sighed. “I told her I wasn’t hungry.”
“She says you haven’t eaten much today.”
“Two spoon fulls of oatmeal and like four berries,” he said in a falsetto that was supposed to be her Granny.
“You’re a terrible mimic.”
“Insults will not keep me from force feeding your little ass if I need to.”
She gave him the finger, but he was already gone.
She shifted uncomfortably. It was impossible to settle when the entire left side of her body was throbbing like a bad tooth. The pain was so bad, it actually felt like the right side was messed up too. People kept yapping about food. She ached at the very thought of chewing. Even her stomach knew better than to growl. Jackie wasn’t even here to eat the food for her and put Granny off the scent. Maybe she could coax Billy into eating it.
“Soups on,” he sang, arriving with a tray.
He set it on the bed, then helped her into a sitting position. He hissed when she winced. “God, Kae! This is fucking insane. You have to take something. People go crazy from chronic pain.”
“You sound like G,” she smirked. “I’ll be alright.”
He sighed. “You’re eying that soup like its poison.”
“Are you hungry?”
“No! Stop sounding so bloody hopeful.” But he took a bite of her grilled cheese sandwich and had a spoonful of tomato soup. “God, that’s good. Did she make it from scratch?”
“Of course. Granny would die before she opened a can of soup.”
“The woman’s a marvel,” he said around another spoonful.
He held the spoon to her lips next, and she opened her mouth. She turned her head when he offered it again. Billy wasn’t the type to give up though. He bumped half a sandwich against her lips next.
“Come on,” he coaxed. “One bite.”
She rolled her eyes and bit. She chewed slowly, trying not to show her discomfort with him watching her every move. After another small bite she turned away, wincing as she laid back down.
“Ridiculous,” she muttered. “Stupid bruises.”
“Indeed. You know it can take weeks, even months for bruises to fade.”
She shuddered. “Now you’re just being cruel.”
“No, I’m trying to get you to –”
“Alright, I’m sorry, okay? How about some ice?”
“Eat my lunch first.”
He chuckled but did as he was told. He took the tray down and came back with two ice packs.
“Do these make you cold?”
She nodded. The relief didn’t last long when her shivering from the cold aggravated the pain.
“Well, we’ll try it with me wrapped ‘round you. I might work as a counter balance.”
Kae offered a sweet little smile. “I’m game if you are.”
He laughed softly. “It’s no hardship, my girl.”