With the release of Clara Snow only a few weeks away, I'm excited to unveil another teaser for the novel! If you missed the first teaser, you can visit it: HERE.
Actually, this is one of my favorite scenes from the novel, and the first scene I thought up before writing it (Jack and North overtook my head and had a war for a little bit). I hope you enjoy! It's some fun banter, if I do say so myself.
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“I did manage to buy you one present,” North went on, subtly pulling the topic away from the gift sitting beside him (and its owner) as he slid a lidded paper cup towards Jack; it was obviously an eco-friendly coffee cup, something North was fond of, as he was connected to the ecosystem in ways that most people weren’t. “Here, drink,” he ordered, and after a grimace, Jack did as he was told--
And nearly choked on the liquid.
Jack had to stop from coughing, feeling as if his throat had just been cut with a razor-sharp knife made purely of awful taste. “What is this?” he asked, shoving the cup aside, nearly overturning it.
“Coffee. Black,” North said as he took another calm drink from his own cup, eyes trained on Jack.
Jack could have thrown the cup at him. “Awful. Completely!” he threw back, and North sighed slightly, shifting his paper cup in his hands.
“You know, Jack, sometimes I doubt you enjoy the finer things in life,” he said, and then amusement lit his blue eyes. “I suppose you would prefer a peppermint mocha or some such nonsense?” he guessed, and Jack simply glared at him again.
He nodded feverishly. “Actually, I would!”