|Sample Sunday: Tourist Trap
still dark out," she replied, thick-tongued with sleep. "You want?" She shifted
her hips toward him and he lifted his hand to her face, stroking a stray tendril
of hair back from her forehead.
after," he chuckled. "Look across the river."
rolled away from him, toward the river, and gasped in delight. The waning moon
was hidden from where they lay, but it shone full on the cliffs across the river,
and even lit the water's edge. "Like they're made of silver," she said softly
"with a river of carved glass. Oh, Roi, it's beautiful. Thank you for sharing
it with me."
lower," he said softly, "near the mouth of that wide side canyon just upstream
from us. The grassy bar we noticed earlier."
shifted her attention, caught movement, and blinked a time or two to bring the
moving creatures into focus. "Wild horses," she breathed, "but they're so
dainty. And they're not striped like the ones we've seen so far. Silver, with
dark points. Oh, look at the baby!" She felt her expression shifting into a
fatuous smile, but she didn't mind. Roi wouldn't care.
suspect gold, in the sunlight," Roi replied softly. "And they're so tiny! I
noticed the vegetation on that bar, and I'd swear it's no more than ankle deep.
But it's halfway to their knees."
sighed happily and wiggled back against Roi's chest. "Wouldn't it be fun to
have one for a pet?" she said, and felt his laughter vibrate through her body.
"Well, it would," she said as she turned back to face him and pulled his face
down to hers.
when they were both almost asleep, she thought how wonderfully peaceful the