It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time to share another snippet from one of my Works in Progress! Today I’ve got a small sampling from Red’s Wolf: Not so Fair Tales 1. I’m still trying to decide how I want to publish this story when I finish it. I’ll let you know when I figure it out!
Red's Wolf: Not so Fair Tales 1:
The screech of brakes and the blare of a horn jolted Garret from his musings in time to jump out of the way of an oncoming car. “Asshole!” He flipped the driver off, looked both ways this time, and proceeded to cross the street. Why he agreed to meet Ruby on this end of the city he couldn’t remember, but it probably had been a combination of her fast talking, batting eyelashes, and angelic smile that made him give in.
No matter the reason, he hated the glitz and glam of uptown. Everywhere he looked it reminded him of what was to come, and he didn’t need any more reminders. Ruby loved it, as was evident by the upscale coffee shop they were meeting at.
Ruby spotted him as he entered the posh establishment, and waved at him. Never seemed to fail, no matter how irritated he was with his twin sister, all he had to do was see that smile and it would all fade away. Her red hair, blue eyes, and delicate face drew anyone’s attention. She’d chosen a black shirt and a red blouse that showed off her slim petite figure perfectly.
Like her, Garret had red hair and blue eyes. He was also short and couldn’t gain weight or bulk up to save his life. He’d been teased about being a flat chested version of his sister throughout school. Thankfully he’d never let the haters get to him. He’d used his physic to his advantage and tailored a look to match it. He’d died the underside of his hair blond and often wore bright eyeshadow to draw attention to his best assets, his eyes.
His sister was gorgeous, but he was stunning.
“Garret.” Ruby stood and hugged him before he took of his dark red coat and placed it on a chair opposite hers. “Find the place alright?”
“I did,” Garret sighed. “Why are we meeting here again?”
“Because I love their vanilla lattes,” Ruby gushed. “And, you need a new suit for the gala tonight.”
“No, I don’t, because I’m not going,” Garret gently reminded her before placing an order via a touch pad on the table. A Chai sounded heavenly right now.
“You have to go!” Ruby whined. “They’re finally announcing the Wolff heir. You know what that means,” her voice took on a giddy quality.
Garret couldn’t be any less enthused. He knew exactly what that meant. Whichever of the Wolff sons were named heir would marry Ruby, so they could conceive an heir of their own. Garret would be bound to the remaining son. Both leftovers handed over to be dealt with in the quickest way possible.
It’s not like Isaak and Kilian were bad guys, well Isaak could probably be described as a bad boy by some, Garret just didn’t care! Sure, they were both tall, handsome, with devilishly good looks. There was more to life than hot men with muscular bodies and Greek god levels of manliness though.
“Garret, brother.” Ruby reached over the table and gripped his hand. Her red polish contrasted with his black in a complimenting way. “I want you to be happy.”
“And marrying one of the Wolff boys is going to make me happy?” Garret allowed his sarcasm to drip into each word.
Ruby sighed and sat back. She took a sip of her latte as Garret’s drink arrived. “I’m just saying, how about giving them a chance? You’ve been nothing but hostile to them since we first met.”
“When have I ever been hostile to either of them?” Garret demanded. He took a drink of his Chai and had to admit, this place was good!
Ruby’s expression clearly said she wasn’t buying his ignorance. “How about when Kilian wanted to push me on the swing and you staunchly refused him?”
“He didn’t know how high to push you,” Garret defended.
“And that time Isaak asked you to play tag?”
“Against a wolf boy? Please, no contest. It wouldn’t have been fair.”
“Then there was Kilian’s sweet sixteen.” Ruby grinned as Garret flinched. “That’s right, I still remember the fuss you made about going. In front of him.”
“You make me sound like a right bitch.”
“Because you act like one at times!” Ruby gaped. “I swear, you intentionally try and make them hate you.”
“It’s not like Isaak was any less entertaining,” Garret threw back at her. “What was it he used to call us when we came over? Oh right, curse order brides.”
Ruby flinched. “Yeah, okay, I’ll agree that hurt to hear.”
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