I am going to start posting excerpts of stories I am working on or have finished every Sunday. I hope you enjoy! If the book is for sale I will post a link as to where you can purchase it as well.
These are from the Honor Bound Series
From Awakenings “Who’s your boss?” Min-Ji asked.
“Mine is ..is…” he stammered. Jessie pushed harder but she had his fear up as far as she could.
Min-Ji smiled, a cold, evil smile and moved the ball of fire closer to his face. She leaned in towards him, Cesco could clearly see her good eye was red and so could Jerry. “Look. At. Me,” she said, her voice dripped with a desire to cause pain. “I will burn you to cinders slowly, I will do it piece by piece to listen to your screams. How attached are you to your fingers?” She broke a piece of the fire off and moved it over towards Jerry’s hand that wasn’t being pinned by Cesco.
“Ahh! Stop!” he shrieked. “It’s Tommy! Tommy McAllister. He’s Irish. That’s all I know. I don’t know who his boss knows!” Jerry collapsed into a quivering mass of fear. “Don’t burn me, please don’t, don’t do it, don’t,” he started repeating over and over.
Cesco shifted his grip and put Jerry into a sleeper hold, within a few seconds Jerry was unconscious. He let go of Jerry and stared at Min-Ji.
“Are you ok? You got a bit scary there,” he said.
“I’m fine.” She turned away from him.
“Min-Ji? You, wow. That control you showed.”
“Later Cesco. Later,” her voice was shaky. “Tie him up and figure out our next move.”
Cesco ignored the hit and brought the wakizashi that was in his right hand down on the staff and spun up the staff to slice across John’s ribs with backhand slice using the left hand wakizashi. John couldn’t block or react in time. Technically John would be dead now but since this was sparring they continued.
John rotated his staff around and brought the back half of the staff down on Cesco's head. Cesco managed to raise his weapons and block while kicking John in the chest and making John fall back two or three steps. Cesco's weapons now free he turned to the right to deal with Clara who was already stabbing at his stomach. He brought the wakizashi in his right hand down to block and was following that up with a strike to her head with the left hand.
She moved in, blocked his strike and let her bokken slide along his wakizashi. She elbowed him in the face and got her foot behind his leg tripping him. Cesco noticed that she was starting to think ahead to what she would do after he blocked her moves. Clara was now inside the range for a decent head strike so as he started to fall backwards he wrapped his left arm around her shoulders pulling her off balance and she landed on top of him."
He figured the plan was for Clara to trip him and John to bash his head in with the staff. Clara being on top of him changed that. He held onto Clara and rolled towards John, causing John to jump over them."
The meadow wasn't pristine any longer. Blood covered the grass and ran into the lake, he looked down and saw blood running from him hands and dripping off the blade of his sword.
He turned and the tiger appeared in front of him again. He padded up to it and looked back into the water. This time he saw the tiger, the bloody, cold warrior and the balanced version of himself all staring back at him. "Time to go back to work"
The three melded together into the tiger, then shifted into human form, his eyes flashed from grey to blue and then stopped somewhere in between. The sword was sheathed on his back where he knew it would always be from now on, tiger stripes danced across his skin before they disappeared.
"Yeah, I got this."