It’s the weekend again … already? That means it’s Warrior Time! Ten lines from a work-in-progress.
I’ll be sharing from As Only A Woman Can, a Pride & Prejudice-based romantic romp.
So Mr. Darcy and his cousin are still in the library, talking over what is to be done with that rotter Wickham. Since they’re so much fun to watch, let’s continue the conversation …
“There is none whom I trust so well as you to handle a matter involving Wickham. Although” –Darcy paused to give his cousin a look– “there is a risk.”
“Indeed there is, if I have my pistol at hand,” said Colonel Fitzwilliam cheerfully. “A little shooting accident is easily arranged. Trust militiamen to be always drilling and working at marksmanship. They are notoriously poor shots.”
“Would you become a murderer?”
“It is not murder to rid the world of vermin, Darcy.”
“Before God, I could not do it.”
“Well,” admitted Fitz, “neither could I, not in cold blood. But one can always hope for a carriage accident. Or an angry blacksmith father with a hammer in his hand …”
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