It’s time for another round of flash fiction! This time, the inspiration comes from the fifth of the Seven Virtues, Patience.
Today’s offering is a sliver taken from one of my WIPs, Strange Bedfellows. Check it out, leave feedback if you’re so inclined, and don’t forget to visit the other participants in the Seven Virtues challenge, #7Virtues on Twitter.
“Worth Waiting For”
Dinner was an interminable affair. Alaia was lingering deliberately, Lucius knew, an attempt to tease and taunt him. She had played such games before, but this time he endured with quiet equanimity. Instead, he listened to their guest’s stories with feigned sincerity, supped quietly and sipped his wine. It was sweet torture every time he met Alaia’s eye, delicious agony whenever she favored him with a smile, secret and teasing. Promises lurked in the depths of her eyes, but he forced himself to turn away. He would have his revenge later, and it would be worth waiting for.