Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Snippet: Think Twice


It's been a truly long week, but Strike Back remains a bright spot. I'm utterly fascinated by Dalton and how much she's crossing the line (if there is a line LOL)

I've also been rewatching Farscape on Pivot. I love it when newish channels air one of my favorite shows. Farscape ranks in my top five of all time winners.

The characters in my post tonight remind me of John and Aeryn, or maybe it's more the dynamic they have in seasons three and four. Think Twice is very much about not playing games and committing to a relationship, even though everyone and everything pretty much stands in the way.

Here's the tagline:

When Judd Millian asks Pru Watson to work with him to take out the evil invading their city, she doesn't hesitate to say yes. But when he wants something more, she hesitates, unable to commit to an answer. The indecision drives a wedge between them, but Pru won't let Judd get sucked into the worst part of her past.

And the preview snippet…

Judd stopped pacing. "Think twice. I'm serious, Pru." He grasped her upper arms. "Think twice before you answer."
Pru glanced away, knowing a pithy comeback wouldn't suffice. Yet the weight of saying yes scared the hell out of her.
Judd squeezed flesh that wouldn't bruise. "Because this thing…whatever it is between us could be the greatest thing we've ever experienced—"
Pru finished the thought. "Or it could end all we know."
She did get it. More than she wanted to. Make or break, she had to move or lose.
Judd heaved a sigh. "Exactly…so be damned certain of your decision. No more second guessing."
Her most notable trait and biggest downfall. How many times had she jumped two steps forward only to stumble three back?
Pru shook her head. "I deserved that."
Judd growled. "It's not about what you deserve, Pru. It never was. How can you not get that by now?"
She lifted a shoulder. "Guess I'm a little too slow sometimes."
Judd lifted her chin. "You know that's not true. And it's not what I meant." He brushed the hair back from her face. "Our timing is always off…and we've had so many chances that missed the mark. This has to be right…for both of us." Dropping his hand, he stepped back. "And I'm going to leave now, before I end up talking you into something you might not want." He reached for the knob.
Pru took two seconds, more time than she truly needed, because she'd had the answer for so long, just didn't have the guts to act on it.
She moved quickly, her palm covering his. "Don't go, Judd." She grasped his hips and turned him away from the door. "I want you to stay." She lifted her gaze to meet his. "We're better together. Work. Play. Everything. You and me."
Judd's eyes slid closed and he hauled her close. "Well, it's about damned time you finally said it."
Pru laid her head on his shoulder and wrapped her arms around him. "I know. And guess what? It feels exactly right." She glanced up. "We feel exactly right."
Judd's head lowered, his mouth meeting hers, his agreement shining through the kiss.

This isn't quite the happy ending, but it's getting closer. J

That's it for this week.



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