Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!
Thank you to everyone who left comments last week on my first snippet from ALWAYS HER WINGMAN! Here’s another for you…
Set-up: Last week Colin was daydreaming about asking Hannah to marry him. She whacked him with a pillow and reminded him she had a boyfriend.
Hannah scooted across the cot and punched him in the shoulder. “I’m sure there are plenty of people anxious for you to return. And you’ve achieved superstar status now. Girls will be lining up on your doorstep.”
Yes, there’d be others, but not the one he wanted. No one who would understand what he experienced in space. And when you spent day and night with someone for five years, you either loved them or hated them.
Hannah leaned against him, resting her head on his shoulder, a position they’d been in many times. “I miss the blue sunsets of Mars already. What I wouldn’t give to see just one more.”
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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