Yes, this may be self-indulgent

But considering how Two to Tango got inspired in the first place, this section is staying in the book:

Dmitri swallowed, staring at his father. “I didn’t think you’d let me come back. And even if you did, I couldn’t do what … you wanted me to do.”

Eyes flickered away from him. “I wouldn’t have asked you to. Fyodor took your place. He’s everything I ever wanted.”

The old pain washed over him, still stinging after all these years. “In a son.”

“In an heir. You are still my son, but you would have made a terrible boss. You’re too tender, too kind for your own good.” A chuffed laugh. “This is what happens when you let a crazy intellectual be your child’s godfather.”

Dmitri dredged up a smile. “Uncle Misha was a good man.”

“He was a crackpot, with all his acts of kindness and those ridiculous hunts of his. If he hadn’t been your mother’s favorite brother, I never would have let him in the house.”

About Nicola Cameron

Nicola Cameron has had some interesting adventures in her life -- ask her sometime about dressing up as Tietania, Queen of the Bondage Fairies. When not writing, she wrangles cats, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture...).

Posted on March 7, 2014, in Two to Tango, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Ah, parents…and then you become one and get to annoy the shit out of your own children ! Looking forward to another fun read !

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