Snippet from The Girls From Alcyone II: The Gilded Age
This is from the very beginning of my WiPpy new book, and takes place directly after the end of Book One. As the story begins, Christian has accompanied a group of girls to Earth where they are hunting down the architects of the attacks on Alcyone who have managed to escape from Scorpii (sorry - bit of a spoiler, but what can you do!).
Christian turned his attention back to the alley, peering through the damp, early morning gloom. He nearly jumped out of his skin as the girl practically materialized at his side, standing silent and stoic.
"Dear God, do you girls have to do that!"Her name was Lei-Fei. She couldn't have been more than eighteen or nineteen-years-old. She stood next to him now, one foot on the crumbling curb of the sidewalk, the other deep in a puddle. If the pelting rain bothered her, it didn't show; water streamed freely down the wet curves of her jet-black uniform. Wet as it was, the thin fabric clung to her so snuggly it seemed little more than a second skin. Her dark, shoulder-length hair was drenched and plastered to her neck and face.
Even soaking wet, Christian might have thought her beautiful, but the truth was, this girl scared the pants off him.