Third Teaser’s a charm!

It’s only 7 days left of NaNoWriMo and I’m far behind but I’ll keep going. By the way, In Another Time is narrated in two POVs. 3rd and 1st POV from Leonardo. Here’s a bit from his view.

โ€œWhat are you looking for?โ€

A way to jump back to my time. โ€œNothing,โ€ I replied looking away from the ground and turn to the voice. Celestina. โ€œHey, Miss Hairball. Buenas dรญas.โ€

โ€œYou know my name,โ€ she said barely a whisper as her eyes traveled from my head down to my feet and back to my face. Her eyes lingered a little longer on my jaws and lips. I feel my lips curving up, but it was hard to stop. Her eyes met mine. โ€œMy name is Celestina.โ€

My smile widened. โ€œOkay, Ce.les.ti.na,โ€ I said cutting her name in syllables as I leaned down to the level of her eyes, which isnโ€™t much because sheโ€™s taller than Isabela who only reached up to my shoulder. Celestina’s face reddened, either with anger or frustration. Most probably both. โ€œYou need something from me?โ€

She clenched her fist, muttering some self-motivation about she can do it. โ€œIโ€™m going to the campo soon, but I want to ask if I can meet you in reservorio after work in the afternoon,โ€ she paused and looked around in relatively empty surroundings. โ€œI really need to speak to you. Alone.โ€

I inched closer while she walked back until her back was against the wall of the road down to Font Vella. โ€œAlone? With me?โ€

If someone comes that moment and asked what Iโ€™m doing, I, who never runs out of words wouldnโ€™t be able to answer. I have no idea what Iโ€™m doing. I shouldnโ€™t get too deeply involved with people from the village. It was bad enough that I carelessly let Isabela know about the truth, which changes god knows what in the future. I canโ€™t take another risk by hitting on her future best friend. But it was too hard to hold back.

I grew up seeing and hearing about Celestina. She was like a mysterious myth to me. A girl Iโ€™ve been crushing on ever since I can remember up until I got my first girlfriend when I was seventeen. However, no matter how many relationships I end up with later, Celestina has always been at the back of my mind.

This mystery is now in front of me. Within my reach. I lift my hand and took a handful of curls from the side of her cheek. She let out an audible gasped as I let it slip through my fingers. It was soft and addicting. I was about to grab another handful of hair when the spell got broken by Isabelaโ€™s gentle voice.

โ€œLeonardo, are you here?โ€

Celestina lay both hands on my chest and pushed me. โ€œIโ€™ll see you in the reservorio!โ€ she said and ran off, leaving me with the question โ€˜what time?โ€™ stuck in my throat.

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15 thoughts on “Third Teaser’s a charm!

  1. Arghhh ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Loving this Jessica, You make great teasers โœจ๐Ÿ‘Ever Told you ๐Ÿค” You are a super talented author ๐Ÿค“ You won, you wanted me to read this book? Yes I’m in ๐Ÿ˜ Publish it asap ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    1. Oh my goodness Simon, your comment just made the night better! I’m losing NaNo but you brought the smile back to my face. Sorry (not sorry) for throwing so many teaser at you haha ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll remember to inform you when it’s out ๐Ÿฅฐ

      1. You are losing what ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ Don’t lose it, it’s in your hands and your fingers do wonders . ๐Ÿ˜ Let us know once it is done ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. I’m done writing the scene, unfortunately the almost hot spice turned into a broken hand ๐Ÿ˜‚

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