It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link to see the full list.
So, last week we saw Kendryk barging in on Julia Maxima. I was just going to move on to Chapter 6, but it didn’t seem very nice to leave all of you hanging without giving you a tidbit of the lengthy conversation that followed the barging.
Since It’s hard to pick eight sentences out of this that make any sense at all, I’ll give you a bit of a summary.
Kendryk really doesn’t believe Father Landrus should be arrested at all, and would like to call a public council to have an open discussion about the issues he’s raised. Julia does not agree. To make things worse, she’s already let the Empress know about all of this, so she and Kendryk aren’t at liberty to do what they think is best. Normally, a troublemaker like Landrus would be shipped off, tried somewhere far away and never be heard from again, but there are political reasons that make this a bad idea. They finally compromise by deciding to request a public trial on neutral ground.
“What happens to Father Landrus in the meantime?”
“I had thought to keep him here only a short time before sending him to Atlona, but I can keep him in my dungeon for a few months, if that will help.”
“Could I have him instead?” Kendryk asked. “Not that I don’t trust you,” he added. “But I think his congregation might be less offended.” He didn’t say it, but he hated the idea of never speaking with the priest again, which would be a certainty if he was imprisoned here. He also wanted to make sure no accidents would befall him before he could be taken to trial.
After a second’s hesitation, Julia nodded.
Previous excerpts can be found here.