Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Nature of Destruction

Here's a bit from a villain's scene in my second novel - written in 2005 and edited through to about 2008.  It's also probably not going to be published any time soon.

“You’ve done well,” Fisher praised, feeling as if he should have added the words ‘my son’ to his comment.  It would have been a fitting preamble to the act Fisher knew had to come next.  He laid a gentle hand on the boy’s shoulder.  “Did anyone see you leave?” he asked.
“No, sir,” the boy lied.  His mind flashed to the sentries and wondered what they would say about his brief absence.
“That’s wonderful because I am certain no one will see your return,” Fisher stated with a smile the boy took for confidence in his abilities.
The youngest engineer on the control station project was smiling in return when Fisher slipped a knife under his chin.  The boy never felt the sting of the sharp blade, but he suddenly felt a heat spreading down his neck and chest, soaking into his shirt and his parka.  His last thought was how good it was to finally feel warm.

Fisher drove with the boy slumped over in the passenger seat.  He hadn’t intended to kill the boy like that—not in the truck, at least.  Still, having the body in the car made his job easier—to transport it away from the spot they’d arranged for their meeting, and therefore harder to trace the incident back to him.  If his body was found, the authorities would, of course, put Tony’s death together with the death of this boy and trace it back to him—but he could care less what the authorities pieced together.  What he couldn’t afford was for any of his other followers to find out what he had done and, because of the death of one minor pawn, for them to lose faith in him at this point in the game.  They were acolytes and wouldn’t understand; in the battle for the protection of the great mother, a few foot soldiers had to be sacrificed along the way.
If the boy were lucky, someone would find his body and bury it before the wolves found him.  If Fisher were lucky, they wouldn’t find it before the spring thaw.  “Although,” Fisher thought as he pushed the boy’s remains into a gully beside the road, “the wolves finding him would be a glorious end.  He’d finally get the chance to become one with nature.” 


Silver James said...

Okay. That was creepy. That dude has some serious ebil goin' on! :)

B.E. Sanderson said...

He is an ebil dude. One of my best villains, I think.

jblynn said...

I'm SOOO intrigued. Wanted to read more!

B.E. Sanderson said...

Thanks, JB! If I ever get it cleaned up, I'll let you know.

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