This week’s #teasertuesday is from Shadowboxing book 1 of my WWII Echoes Rising series.
Kristopher’s tone grew wistful. “I’ve always wanted to travel,” he told her. “I want to see the world, to experience some of its history for myself. But Father was always too busy, and then my studies began to take up most of my free time.” He laughed bitterly. “Maybe I’ll get to do that now, although I was hoping to travel first class and see all the tourist attractions, not run for my life with the Gestapo at my heels.”
He rolled his eyes, burying his head in his hands for a moment. “Dear God, I am losing my mind. I know I’m in serious trouble, but for some reason, I keep having these strange thoughts about how things have happened for the best.” His gaze met hers as he dropped his hands, and Elise noticed for the first time the depth reflected in his pale blue eyes, and the fear. Kristopher was more than aware of the seriousness of his situation.
“You’re not losing your mind,” she reassured him. “Your world has turned upside down.” He wouldn’t be here drinking tea with her if it hadn’t. “Give yourself time.”
Nodding slowly, he took another sip of tea, lapsing into silence as he stared out the window at the approaching darkness. Elise glanced at the clock over the door, surprised by how late it was. Michel should be returning soon. In the meantime, she’d attempt to lift Kristopher out of his melancholy.
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