Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!
Thank you to everyone who commented last week! I’ll be sharing another (unedited) snippet from ALWAYS HER WINGMAN. But first, I wanted to let you know that I’ve decided to make this a series. Yuang and Simons will for sure get their own story in the series MARS SQUADRON 17. I’m not sure about the others yet, but I have the first three stories planned out. Hopefully I can finish this one soon.
Set-up: After their kiss, Hannah pushes Colin away, realizing that not only is the rest of the squadron watching, but so is a nurse. They both get into trouble for trying to walk on their own, but Hannah ends up video chatting with her father, which was her original purpose for getting out of her bed. This is in Colin’s POV and the first line of dialogue is Hannah.
“What do you mean Peter’s married? He promised he’d wait for me; I waited for him.”
He couldn’t help but cringe at her words, the hurt in her voice. Though, a part of him rejoiced, thankful for her boyfriend’s deceit. Now, no one stood in his way. Wheeling a little closer, Colin strained to catch the response of the person on-screen.
“…has two kids with Shandra. They all came to your mother’s funeral.”
With a sharp gasp, Hannah gripped the arms of her chair, her knuckles turning white. “What do you mean, Mom’s funeral?”Calling home from the moon. #WeWriWa from ALWAYS HER WINGMAN #scifirom #NewAdult Click To Tweet
ALWAYS HER WINGMAN blurb…
Staff Sergeant Hannah Coriveau dedicated the last five years to the Space Military Command. Heading back to Earth, she’s ready to begin civilian life and reunite with her parents and the boyfriend she left behind. The person she’ll miss most is Garish—her wingman, best friend, and the one who made her regret not being single.
Senior Airman Colin Garish wants his squadron leader. Bad. After spending so much time by her side—both in the Martian skies and on the red planet—being her friend isn’t enough. When Hannah learns of her boyfriend’s infidelity, Colin is there to comfort her.
Before Colin has the chance to confess his feelings, Hannah receives worse news from home. Her father is dying. Seeing her devastation, Colin remains the friend she desperately needs. But in her grief, she pushes him away. Will Hannah let him back in her life when they land on Earth? Or will Colin never get the chance to win her heart?
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