I just now (like not even a minute ago) finished Determinant! It was SOOOOO good! Determinant is book 3 in the Guardians of Vesturon Series that can also be read as a standalone. For today's post I have for you one of the scenes in Determinant told from a different POV! Don't forget to come back the rest of the week for all the other stuff I have for you and don't forget to enter that awesome giveaway!
Here is a scene from Determinant in Jurek's POV
I returned January to her precious Rykerian at the Guardian Compound, as promised. As soon as we arrived, I felt his anger blasting forth--not at me, but at her! What kind of moron was he? I knew these Guardians could be complete asses but this was beyond ridiculous. In an attempt to smoothe things over I commented, “Calm down Guardian. Your female is fine and you have nothing to worry about.”
Apparently that was the wrong thing to say because he snatched her hand off of my arm and proceeded to drag her away from me as if she were some kind of rag doll. This was certainly no way to treat a female one treasured and I instantly became furious and defensive.
“If you harm even one hair on her head, I will destroy you and your family!” I seethed.
Rykerian turned into stone and dropped January’s hand as if it burned him. What kind of fool was she dealing with here, I wondered?
“Go to him. If he is what you want...Go!” Rykerian said as he took off for the house. That Guardian was an imbecile. Now I questioned whether I needed to leave January here at all. Maybe it would have been best for me to have left her at Lare-Stell, the space station.
In all her innocence, she ran after him, calling his name. I could feel her distress. I turned to Rayn, shaking my head and said, “Are all of you Guardians this dimwitted or is he the exception?”
Rayn huffed, “Can you blame him? He has been gravely distressed these past weeks, unable to eat or sleep, worried about his one true love because you have stolen her away from here against her will. He did not know how she had been treated or if you had been cruel to her. What did you expect from him? To greet you with open arms? You are no better than a barbarian in our minds and yet you call him a dimwit. Who is truly the idiot here?”
“Had I been that distressed over my one true love, I would have been overjoyed to see her safe return. Instead, he is filled with anger,” I spat.
Suddenly, we heard January screaming. Rayn and I ran in the house and to my utter surprise, January had unwittingly locked Rykerian in the Power of Command’s grip.
“I don’t know how to make it stop! I didn’t know I could do that. He wouldn’t stop and I kept telling him to, but he wouldn’t listen. I finally screamed at him to stop and I guess Command took over. I don’t know what to do!” she fretted.
I took one look at the high and mighty Rykerian and threw my head back and started laughing my ass off. As far as I was concerned, he could stay like that for the rest of the night. It served the bloody bastard right for the way he had treated January.
“Jurek, stop it!” January yelled. “We need to help him!”
Rayn attempted to calm her down with words, to no avail. He finally had to use his Power of Tranquility on her. When her hysterics eventually subsided, he began instructing her on how to use her Power of Command to release Rykerian from its clutches...to no avail.
Personally, I would have liked nothing better than to see him remain in that state, at least for a while longer, just to make him regret his actions. I circled him, poked him in the chest a few times for good measure, although not as much as I would have liked for it was angering January.
I finally added my two cents for I truly hated to see January so upset by this. I reminded her of how I taught her how to use her Power of Telekinesis. I felt Rykerian’s thoughts when I said this. I knew my words were angering him further, so I continued taunting him with the greatest of pleasure. I wanted to be sure he understood that January had managed not only to survive under distressing cicrumstances, but she had actually thrived and learned more about her abilities.
When it became most apparent that she would be unable to release him from her hold, I decided to do something a bit underhanded. I summoned Tak, for I knew it would aggravate her to no end. January and Tak had a somewhat antagonistic relationship, but when put to the test, it seemed to bring out the best of her supernatural abilities.
Tak popped in and had the identical reaction as I had. He took one look at Rykerian and began laughing heartily, while January stood by and fumed. What made her even more angry was his suggestion of how he, with his manly charms, could make her forget all about Rykerian. I telepathically suggested to him that he should try to kiss January.
Tak did as I suggested and it was at that point that her anger literally became visible. Her aura turned a deep scarlet and blasted forth as she called Tak a dog and told him to get away from her. I then heard the word, “Release,” come from her mind. Rykerian dropped to his knees and curled up into a tight ball.
Tak and I locked gazes and shared another hearty laugh that was purposely ignored by January. We did not mind, as it was a rare occasion indeed, that we even found something to laugh about.
“I do not understand what she sees in that weakling Jurek, but I shall always hold that image of him, frozen like a pitiful statue, in my mind,” Tak said with a smirk.
“And I shall take great pains to remind her of that as often as I can,” I responded. “Guardians! They are nothing but a group of pompous asses.”
Doesn't that make you want to read Determinant to see what is really going on?
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