This week’s #teasertuesday is from Comes a Horseman Book 3 of my WWII Echoes Rising series.
“Did you know about this?” Jérôme turned to his wife. He then said something in French Kristopher didn’t understand.
Michel paled but kept standing.
“We do not choose who we love,” Rosine said. “Our heart chooses for us. You’ve said that often enough yourself, mon cher.”
“Love?” Jérôme looked at Michel closely, then Kristopher.
Kristopher shifted uncomfortably in his chair. Michel not only stood his ground but placed one hand on Kristopher’s shoulder. “Oui,” Michel said, “je l’adore, Papa.”
“I wasn’t talking about him loving a German!” Jérôme shot his wife a glare. “And has it escaped your notice that not only has he brought a German into our home, but he—”
Kristopher pushed back his chair, barely giving Michel time to move out of the way. “I do not want to cause trouble,” he mumbled before Jérôme could finish his sentence. Had this been a mistake? “Je suis désolé.”
Michel caught his arm and squeezed it. “Don’t apologise, and you are not causing trouble, mon cher. Wait outside. My father and I have a few things to discuss. I will not be long.”
“If you need me to, I’ll stay.”
“I won’t be long,” Michel repeated. “I promise.” He turned back to his father and switched languages. Kristopher recognized a couple of swear words before he slipped from the room. Both men’s voices were raised, and he’d never heard Michel this angry before.
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