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I continue with  Rachel's story. I introduced her in "I think I love you", the third book in the "Australian Sports Stars Series". She's Sarah's sister.
When Rachel opens the door and finds the police standing in front of her door, she's scared of a repeat of the day she was dragged to the police station. Yet, the two officers only want information and ask her to stop by later that day. Worried, she calls Oliver, a good friend, but instead gets Matiu Afoa on the phone. Matiu is Oliver's Kiwi friend staying with him for a week. He's in Melbourne for a meeting.

Today's prompt is: STOLEN.

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“It’s nice meeting you,” he said.
She let out a little laugh. “I still can’t believe I’m here.”
His mouth cocked into a smile, and he winked at her. “I’m glad you came.”
Rachel let out a little breath. “Okay, tell me a bit about you.”
Mat let out a snort. “No way. You’ll run away.”
“That bad?” she asked with a smile.
“Worse.”
“I can’t believe that.”
“What would you like to know?”
She thought about it. Not wanting to sound too eager, she asked, “Tell me about your tattoo and your necklace. I like it.”
Cocking a brow, he moved his shirt up a little. “My tattoo?”
“I didn’t really want to sound like a mother and ask for your life’s history.”
He shook his head as he laughed. “Technically, it’s not a tattoo, but a Ta moko. It’s part of my Maori background. It used to be a tribal thing.”
“Is the necklace a tribal thing as well?”
“Don’t know much about your neighbours across the sea, do you?”
She gave a little shrug. “Never had a need to.”
“The jade toki is a symbol of strength and courage.”
Rachel reached out and gentle held it with her thumb and finger. “I love it. It’s beautiful.” Then she met his gaze. “You’re proud of your heritage, aren’t you?”
He choked back a chuckle. “What makes you say that?”

“Not sure, but I get a feeling you’re not wearing it for show. It means something to you.”



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12 comments:

  1. Great scene. Shows how conflicted people can be when meeting for the first time. Looking forward to more.

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    1. Thank you, Susanne. Glad you liked it :-)

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  2. Love the words good trouble, sexy trouble. He sounds dreamy and intriguing. I love that he is a New Zealander.

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    1. Thanks, Flossie. I hope he'll stay dreamy and intriguing :-)

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  3. Oh me, what a dreamy sounding fellow

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  4. Love her inner conflict and the description of Mat!

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    1. Thanks, Jean :-) Glad you liked it.

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  5. Love it. I've long been fascinated by Maori culture. Love this peek in!

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    1. So the pressure is on to get it right .... :-)

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  6. Love it!! Great way to weave in his ethnic culture. I'm intrigued & want to know more.

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    1. Thank you, Trisha. Glad you liked it.

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