Welcome to another installment of The SFR Brigade Presents, where several authors get together and post snippets from their science fiction romance stories. This is another snippet from my work in progress that I'm calling "Fracture" for now. You might recognize Bazin and Miaxa from my last snippet (The SFR Brigade Presents #1 ). Ander is an alien doctor (still haven't figured out what to call these aliens). This particular snippet is a long while after Bazin suffered a near-fatal injury of which he's still unconsciously struggling to survive and what that is like for Miaxa.
Time. It is the beginning and end of all things. It is the great equalizer. With enough passage of time, all wounds can be healed, all hurts comforted.
'Not all wounds,' Miaxa thought bitterly as she rubbed her chest over her core.
All Ander said to her was that he needed time, before reminding her that the passage of time was a powerful thing.
"Time has the power to heal, Miaxa."
"It also has the power to drive one mad."
Time was not Miaxa's ally. As the sun moved across the sky, marking each Earth day, Miaxa became more and more impatient. She couldn't recharge. She couldn't be comforted. She was inconsolable.
She could feel echoes of Bazin, as if he could be there or be gone at any moment. One moment he was there, strong as ever, and the next would feel like he was drifting away, slipping from their bond without so much as a whisper of goodbye. Every moment felt like that to Miaxa and she didn't know how much more time she could stand. Yet, not that much time had passed at all. Every moment just felt like eons to her.
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Anna Hackett ~ C.E. Kilgore ~ Frances Pauli ~ E.A. Hoornaert ~ Rachel Leigh Smith ~ Jess Anastasi ~ Greta van der Rol ~ Kim Knox ~ Maria Hammarblad ~ Laurie A. Green ~ Laurel Wanrow ~ Sarah Shade ~ Melisse Aires