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Below is a Dabble of Dialogue from Venators (the second in the the Light Bringer's Trilogy). In the comments, add a Dabble of Dialogue from something you’re working on, querying, or even if you shelved this work, but loved a particularly witty, deep, or emotional exchange, post it in the comments!
“I thought we could be mates,” Heath said.
“Mates? You mean friends?”
“But,”—Jessica swallowed—“I wanna be more than that.”
“I know,” he said softly.
“But you don’t wanna be more?” She didn’t let him answer. “I think it’s mean to come over here night after night, knowing I…I have feelings…”
Heath stared at the floor. “I’m sorry. I hadn’t thought of it like that.” He met her eyes. “I’ll leave you alone.”
“That’s not what I want. I want us to be—”
“I can’t offer you more than friends, Jessica. You’re right, it’s unfair of me to hang around, just because I like talking to you. I’ll just go then.” He backed up until he was against the wall. Before he could Faze through and leave her, possibly forever, Jessica rushed forward and hugged him. Heath paused for a shocked second, and then wrapped his arms around her and squeezed.
“If you ever need to talk…” Her voice quivered. She felt like she had just given her soldier boyfriend a Dear John letter.
Now it’s your turn…gimme some of that juicy dialogue!