Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 150- Elektra

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Elektra is married! Brynhild Mattila coerced her into marrying her son Jozef, but the marriage has turned out well, maybe because Jozef is nothing like his mother. Here they share a tender moment.

“I hope you know you can trust me by now,” Jozef said, looking into her eyes as his finger traced the outline of her face.

Elektra shivered happily. She’d never had an inkling of how nice a man could make her feel. After years of loneliness and worry that no one would ever love her, she thanked the gods every day for giving her Jozef. Naturally affectionate, he seemed to enjoy having someone to cuddle as much as Elektra liked being cuddled.

Was it love? She wasn’t entirely sure, but perhaps that explained the delicious warmth she felt whenever she looked at her husband, and the way her toes curled when he kissed her.

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25 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 150- Elektra
  1. Lyn Perry says:

    Nice imagery. Most marriages throughout history have been arranged. Sometimes love comes along as the relationship grows. Seems like this one is on that path. 🙂

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    To answer her question . . . yest, I think it’s love.

  3. Fallon says:

    I am very wary whenever you have a tender moment. 😉 What are you going to do to them now? It is a very sweet moment, though.

  4. daryldevore says:

    Beautiful little scene. Tweeted.

  5. Gem Sivad says:

    A kiss that curls her toes…yummy.

  6. Sounds like lurrrrve to me! I certainly love cuddly men. 😀 Great snippet, Christina!

  7. nancygideon says:

    What a warm scene. Oh, the happiness that comes before the fall. I hope I’m wrong . . .

  8. Awww, a sweet snippet indeed! But i’m with Nancy G, I’m guessing their happiness isn’t going to endure….

  9. Curl her toes while she can, something must go wrong!
    Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones, my friend.

  10. Aww this is cute! I hope they can keep their love! 😀

  11. Eden says:

    Why do I get the feeling that this happy moment is the calm before a storm? And it probably involves his mother (though the opening line certainly has me doubting Josef too.)

  12. Alexis Duran says:

    Ha! I’m with Fallon. I’m all like, oh, no, Christina is being nice to her characters. What terrible thing is going to happen now? But seriously, this is a sweet scene. Good for Elektra.

  13. It’s close enough to love for me!
    Many arranged marriages work out well. They still occur in some cultures today.

  14. Diane Burton says:

    So touching (no pun intended). Warm, sweet. Very nice.

  15. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Certainly looks like a match made in Heaven. I hope it holds true after the honeymoon is over. Very sweet scene.

  16. aldreaalien says:

    Daww! This is just so sweet.

  17. elainecsc2013 says:

    They seem well suited. This was totally sweet.

  18. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Sweet snippet. 🙂

  19. I missed signing in because of an accident-a broken bone in my little body, so forgive me. I’ll be signing in next week.

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