Friday, May 15, 2009

A Bit of Dialogue

So in answer to Elana's gauntlet, here's my bit of dialogue. I don't think I need to explain it. Hopefully it will speak for itself. (Hopefully!)

“Little Syrent, I have so much to teach you.” He grinned.

“Only to use me like you did mother. It’s not going to happen, Denium.” She called him by his first name as an insult. It didn’t faze him. Nothing would.

“So negative. You don’t get that from your mother,” he stared at her.

“Where is she?” she asked coldly.

“Who, Tamber? I haven’t the faintest idea. I only used that to get you to come out of that blasted sorcerer’s highly charmed home. It worked.” He shrugged.

It sounded like the truth, but he had a way of making everything sound true. “And why would you want me? You have so many other children you could pester.”

His eyes gleamed, “Is that what’s bothering you? Put that unpleasant thought out of your head. You’re the only legitimate heir.”

“Heir?” she snorted. “You wouldn’t leave your little treasures with anyone. You’d have them buried with you.”

“True,” he laughed, “but I’d forgive you if you dug them up and kept them.”

She rolled her eyes. “You haven’t changed at all.”

“Were you hoping I had?” He examined her as she opened and shut her mouth. “You had,” he exclaimed, “In that, you are like your mother.”

“Not so naive to believe in you,” she managed belatedly. “What do you want?”

“You are obviously not interested in a heart to heart so I’ll make this quick. Your magic, Syrent. I need it.”


  1. I love this! Is it bad that I find the bad guy a very interesting character? :$

  2. Heck no! The villains are always the best characters!

  3. I've often found that the villains have a better honed sense of humor than the good guys do. I wonder why this is.

  4. Maybe because they can get away with more. I think their background is more round though. It's the mistakes and bumps in the road that make us who we are and while the protagonists is usually denying or running from said mistakes, the Villain owns them. I think that's sort of endearing, but maybe that's just me.

  5. I don't think it's just you. O:)

    Very well said!


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