I'm still sharing from my current WIP, "Dusk", a YA Paranormal novel. In the following snippet Zoe has just had a nasty exchange with another student at school, and her father's infidelity, which had not been common knowledge, just became the latest piece of juicy gossip circulating through the senior class. She's humiliated and devastated, and hides in the bathroom, intending to skip class until the chaos dies down. The hallways have cleared and she's just about to breathe a sigh of relief at being alone, when who should wander in...?
Adrian strolled into the girls' bathroom like it was no big deal, and sat down beside me. I lifted my eyes to his, positive that I looked like a red raccoon. He said nothing... just reached for me and pulled me into his lap.
As his arms came around me I remembered the conversation I wanted to have with him, but now was not the time. I was devastated and he was here, not saying a word, not trying to fix things, not giving me unwanted advice. Just holding me, letting warmth seep into me as the last few tears slid down my cheeks.
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