Wednesday Words: Push Back

wurkn-on-mai-plan-for-word-domination-caleb-pupWednesday has once again rolled around. #1lineWed theme is “PUSH”. Oh, the places I could go. Instead, here’s a snippet that’s one of my favorite exchanges between Smoke and Leigh, from NIGHT FIRE. I don’t think I’ve shared it before but in case I have, tough. Enjoy it again! 😀

Smoke:

I watched her, making note of her sullen expression. What had I done to piss her off this time? “You gonna tell me?”

“Tell you about what?”

“Babe.”

“Stop doing that.”

“Doing what?”

Leigh threw her hands in the air. “You drive me nuts.”

“Okay.”

“No, not okay, babe.”

I ducked my head to hide the crooked grin threatening my mouth, knowing it would only piss her off even more. “So…taking a guess here, babe. You don’t like it when I do that. Whatever that is.”

“Exactly.”

“Uh-huh.”

“Argh! You are such a guy.”

I glanced down at the obvious bulge in my jeans and then raised my gaze to meet hers. “Babe.”

“See? This is exactly what I’m talking about. You say babe like it…like it explains everything.”

“It doesn’t?”

“No!”

“So…let me get this straight. I say babe, I’m such a guy, and this drives you nuts. Anything else?”

“That’s enough for now.”

“Good. Now c’mere.”

She backed off a step, watching me warily now. “I don’t think that’s a very good idea at the moment.”

“I think it’s an excellent idea. C’mere.”

“No.”

“Babe.”

As anticipated, she tossed her hands up, and I moved in before she could do anything else. Circling her body with my arms, I yanked her against my chest and sealed my mouth on hers. She broke the kiss, her hands pressed against my shoulders in an attempt to push me away.

“This is not the way to win an argument with me.”

“Babe.”
****

What pushes all your buttons? Or your characters’… 😉 Share!

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Wednesday Words: Push Back

  1. Heh. Good one.

    I got nothing this morning. =o\

    • Silver James says:

      Kinda the way I feel this morning. It’s 12:30 and I’ve done no work. I need to get on that. I have 100 pages to finish editing and Friday’s deadline is looming. Glad you enjoyed the snippet. 😀

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