Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!
Thank you to everyone who commented last week on my snippet from GIB AND THE TIBBAR. It was originally published as part of the Pets in Space 2 anthology, but is now available on its own. I’m going to stick with this story for the rest of this month.
Set-up: In the last snippet from this story, Gib came to the aid of his fellow intoxicated Defender. I’m skipping ahead to later that evening when Gib has some free time and is spending it with Vilarra. Unfortunately, they are interrupted. Enjoy… (edited to fit)
When the back of her knees hit the bed, a high-pitch squeak filled her hut and she froze. Elynyn must have spent the entire day sleeping on her bed, and now she would be up all night and likely ruin any chance she had with Gib. If he didn’t flee right away, he’d leave in annoyance.
Yet, he didn’t even flinch at the sight of her white tibbar sitting up on her hind legs, squeaking away. Instead, he reached around Vilarra with his palms up, letting Elynyn sniff him.
With caution, her tibbar hopped forward until her always-twitching nose met the tip of his finger. And then she did something Vilarra never expected. She hopped onto Gib’s hand and rolled over for him to rub her belly. And he did, eliciting frantic purrs from the little fuzz ball. Elynyn had never done that for anyone but her.Interrupted by a cute, little tibbar. #WeWriWa from GIB AND THE TIBBAR #scifirom #romance #GalacticDefenders Click To Tweet
About GIB AND THE TIBBAR:
A Novella in the Galactic Defenders Series
A dedicated Defender to the core, Gib is willing to go to any planet the Galactic Alliance sends him. That is, until he’s sent with his squad to Hemera for their Alorama ceremony, far from any threat of Erebus invasion and with no chance for promotion.
Vilarra has lived on Hemera all her life, working hard in the kitchens of the royal palace until she achieved lead hand. But learning of the universe beyond her world reveals her insignificance and shreds her sense of accomplishment and purpose.
With the help of a furry, little tibbar, Gib is determined to win the affection of Vilarra, prove to her how significant she is to him and the people who depend on her. But will his personal mission be cut short before he has the chance to win her heart?
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