Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 147- Anton

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We haven’t seen much of Anton lately, but that’s because he’s been keeping his head down. He and Maryna have a secret agreement that they’ll marry when they’re older, but for now, they don’t want to make waves with her mother. But one evening, Anton just can’t help himself and decides to go see her. She finds him after dark, in the palace garden, and after a bit of kissing, he gives voice to his doubts.

“I probably won’t ever become rich and famous enough for you,” Anton said as fast as he could, before he lost his nerve.

Maryna looked up at him, “Oh, I don’t care about that; not at all.”

“But you can’t marry me the way I am.” It was hard to admit he wasn’t anywhere near good enough.

“But I can,” she smiled, her eyes sparkling. “I’ve decided, especially because I’m angry with Mother.” She frowned and wrinkled her nose, then leaned against him gently. “Once I’m seventeen I’ll do what I want; I’ll make you a count or something, and then marry you. Some people may not like it, but I don’t care.” She tossed her head, becoming for an instant the haughty princess.

 

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26 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 147- Anton
  1. Hee! I love her sauciness and spunk! I wish I could make a guy ‘a count or something.’ lol

  2. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    I hope it is that easy for her when the time comes. Great snippet!

  3. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Rank does have its advantages. I just hope she’ll feel the same when the time comes. Great snippet!

  4. Fallon says:

    Somehow I doubt it will be quite that easy

  5. Jess Schira says:

    Well, it seems her mind is made up, but me thinks this road is going to be tougher than she expects.

  6. I like her plan, but can’t help but worry that it will never happen.

    Wonderful descriptions as always, Christina! I never have difficulty immersing myself into your stories…

  7. Why do I have the feeling things won’t be that easily resolved? But I liked their youthful confidence – great snippet!

  8. kimmydonn says:

    Somehow I don’t think it will be that simple…

  9. Awww, I hope this little romance works out. Anton could use a little more happiness and light in his life…

  10. Alexis Duran says:

    I’m happy to see these two together. Maryna is a chip off the old block, isn’t she?

  11. Ed Hoornaert says:

    She has her plan, and I’m sure she thinks it’ll be easy, but I’m sure it won’t. For one thing, how will Anton feel about having a title tossed at him before he’s made himself feel worthy of her?

  12. Well – why not! But, they’re still young.

  13. nancygideon says:

    Poor guy! He’s a realist and she’s going to break his heart. Ah, youth . . .

  14. Hope it’ll be that easy, but I doubt it.

  15. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    You gotta love her. Great snippet.

  16. aldreaalien says:

    Such confidence! I doubt it’ll be that easy, but I love it all the same.

  17. Hywela Lyn says:

    I love her confidence and positive attitude – but plans like these have a nasty habit of going awry!

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