Excerpt – ‘Bridge of the Gods’

Today is the last day of Foster An Author 3. I’ve found lots of new authors and books through this event! ๐Ÿ™‚ So for my last post focusing on C. J. Rose’s Bridge of the Gods here is a snippet from the novel ๐Ÿ™‚

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Chapter – Pain

Gwen
I can feel the pain growing inside, but I have no idea what is causing it. Closing my eyes, I pray for it to end. Within seconds, the pressure in my body begins to subside, giving me the ability to breathe normal again. I open my eyes slowly and find myself back in the apartment; Grams is sitting in her favorite chair. Kneeling in front of her, I place my hand on top of hers and lay my head in her lap.

โ€œDonโ€™t cry Gwen, everything is fine.โ€ She says in her softest voice.

โ€œI miss you so much.โ€ I reply.

โ€œI know dear, and I miss you too, but this is a time to be strong. Luthor needs you.โ€

โ€œAm I doing the right thing?โ€

โ€œI know you are doing everything that is expected of you, child. We are all so proud of youโ€

โ€œWe?โ€ I ask.

โ€œYes, dear, we.โ€

Looking up, I find my mother and father standing behind the chair. I let out a long sigh, and can feel the warmth of tears streaming down my face. Standing, I stare at the image of my parents, their smiles a ray of sunshine in this dark time.

โ€œWhatโ€™s going on?โ€ I ask, stunned.

โ€œIt is your turn sweetie.โ€ I didnโ€™t realize how much I missed my motherโ€™s voice until I heard it again.

โ€œMy turn? For what?โ€

With a smile, my father declares, โ€œTo take your place with the Guardians..โ€

โ€œAm I ready?โ€ My voice shook, not from fear, but from being unsure.

Grams stands, taking my hands. โ€œYou have the book now child. Use it. It will guide you where we are unable to teach you.โ€ย 

She wraps her arms around me and a pulse of energy flows through my entire body.. Closing my eyes, I hold her tight, not wanting to let go. When I finally open them again, Iโ€™m hugging empty air.ย 

My mother glides towards me, taking my hands. I can see the pain my mother is feeling. โ€œI love you. You have grown so much. I canโ€™t tell you how proud I am of you.โ€ย 

I wrap my arms around her, and can still smell the scent of her perfume. โ€œRemember who you are.โ€ She whispers. Another pulse of energy surges through me, and she is gone.

When I open my eyes a third time, I find my father standing there, a look of pure joy on his face. โ€œYou have no idea what it means to be your father. You have proven that the Merles name will not be used in vain. We are always here for you; all you have to do is close your eyes.โ€

He hugs me, and I can feel the last bit of energy flow through me. I know then that if I open my eyes, I will be alone. I know my time has come and I accept it freely. Now what?

If you want to read more head over to amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B072JG9G9W

It is also available on Kindle Unlimited!

 

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