Saturday, April 16, 2011

Illusions Cookie

I forgot to post this yesterday . . . but better late than never!:D

“I’ll leave you here then,” Tamani said, not wanting to overstay his welcome on their first encounter. He gestured back the way they had come with his thumb. “I kinda left my car a little way up the road.”

She smiled again, showing one shallow dimple in her left cheek that caught Tamani off guard. Not that they were exceptionally rare among the fae, but with their inherent symmetry, having one on only one side was quite uncommon. Still Tamani couldn’t help smiling back. She did seem like a sweet kid. He hoped it wasn’t an act.

“So,” he said, already walking slowly backward, “if I say ‘hi’ to you tomorrow, you going to say ‘hi’ back?”

His step faltered just a little when she didn’t answer.

“Why are you doing this, Tam?” she asked after a long pause.

“Doing what?” Tamani asked, stopping now.

“This,” she asked, gesturing between the two of them.

He did his best to look both playful and sheepish. “I lied,” he said carefully. “I did notice you that first day.” He shrugged and looked down at his feet. “I noticed you first thing. It just took me a while to get up the guts to approach you, I guess.”

He peered up at her, watched the nervous tightening of her neck, and knew, before she responded, that he’d won. “Okay,” she said quietly. “I’ll say ‘hi.’”


Ciao!

23 comments:

Mary @The Sweet Bookshelf said...

Oh, I don't like the sound of this!!! If that is anyone other than Laurel I think I'll be upset!

Summer Inc said...

What is going on??? *so confused*

Celeste G. said...

WHAT?! OH my gosh WHAT IS GOING ON?! *freaking out*

Iphiou said...

God !! It makes me freak out. How can Tamani love someone else than Laurel ?!

Tia Ramos said...

I cant wait for it to come out!

BekahS said...

NO NO NO!!!!! >:( TAMANI+ LAURAL! not who ever this chic is!!!!!!

ipod_frk said...

*drumrolllll* Here comes Tamani and his lady powers!

Eleanora Astrid said...

OMG!! What could this mean? It looks like Tamani's manipulating a girl's emotions so he can get something from her. I really can't bring myself to beleive he's in love with her -- it seems like his expressions are a little too calculated for that. Maybe this kid is the mysterious Yuki we heard about.

What I'm wondering is this; what on earth is another faerie doing in the human world, so close to Laurel? Maybe that's Tam's question too.

Why can't May 3 come faster?!

The dreamer of never ending stories... said...

WHAT THE HECK???
Oh no, he can't be in love with an other fairie... no, no this can't be true.
Just as Eleonora Astrid said: Maybe he is just manipulating?
Gosh, this can't be another fairy than Laurel... I'm so happy that my English is well enough to understand what I'm reading...otherwise I probably would have to wait ONE STUPID YEAR for the germans to translate the book... the 'german' Spells was first published in March of this year...I'm so happy that I just have to wait till may for the third book!I'm dying to read 'Illusions' :)

!Greetings from Germany!

Guppy said...

NONONONO!!!! TAMANI AND LAUREL FOREVER!! Tamani can't love someone else.. i'm not gonna survive the wait...

Guppy said...

But then again, I must say Laurel had it coming. She just dropped him like a hot potato! She can't expect him to just sit around forever. He does deserve his own happiness.... I'm just totally team Tamani and I want him an Laurel to end up together.

Sarah said...

Oh My Gosh! What the heck is going on? I'll be very very upset if that isn't Laurel. =C

Jessica said...

WHO THE HELL IS THIS CHICK??? haha... Not that I'm jealous of Tamani's advances towards her versus Laurel or anything... XD Ahhh!!! I can't wait for May 3rd! *bounces*

Anonymous said...

wwwwwwoooooooooooowwwwww he deserves to be happy ..... but with Laurel not that chick!!!!!!!!!! although it is going to be fun if Laurel gets all jealous because Tam has found someone that does loves him back,,, CANT WAIT FOR MAY TO COME!!!!!!!

The Looney Writer said...

This is great! It means that he'll stop being all heartbroken, and David and Laurel will be able to stay together!

Mary said...

Tamani can't be in love with that chick!I can't know if he's manipulating her,but he's definitely not given up on Laurel. I feel so sad for him.He waited long enough for her and she chooses David over him!I mean, David's alright but...well,I'm team TAMANI!!!I hope,I really really hope,they end up together!I'd hate it if the guy I'm rooting for doesn't get the girl AGAIN!!!(just like The Twilight Saga, although Wings is a thousand times better)

Greetings from the sunny (not so sunny today...) Volos in GREECE!!! You're an awesome writer and I'm your biggest fan in Greece.Can't wait for Illusions!

Anonymous said...

Ommmmggggg NOOOOOOO im going to cry laurel and tamani have to end up with eachother or ill go mad im
Not going to be able to sleep intill i
Read it gasps i cant wait any longer

Burbridge said...

*SPOILER ALERT* (if I'm right) I heard it's this girl Yuki or something who's a faerie I THINK. Probs wrong . . .

Jamie H. said...

So exciting! Can't wait to read Illusions!!!

Anonymous said...

What?! This new girl doesn't even seem to like Tamani that much. Come on Laurel! You can do better than this! D:

CYP said...

oh man. i kinda want laurel and tamani end up tgt, but i also cant stand how laurel keeps playing b/w david and him. i mean, why keep the poor heartbroken guy dangling?he's all low self esteem and all,and she has to make it worse by being fickleminded. Tam's her kind right?why mingle with another species?haha but im still really excited for Illusions!

Greetings from Singapore!

Anonymous said...

(just throwing this out there! doesn't mean i know whats going to happen in the book!)but don't it seem like every book i read the guy who has been there for the girl the longest and cares the most ends up with another girl... ummm why? and also how she treats him badly.... come on people!!!! and also, i can see why laurel cant just dump David. but hes ganna die way before her. she'll be all alone. and another thing shes a lot (i think) older than him. and lastly she cant ever have a life with David 'cause she can have kids with out another fea. but after every thing i have read out of these books and others this is what might happen...
1) theres is a potion or something to change her to a human.
2) she chooses tam
3)or she doesnt care
but anyway... we all just have to wait!

Anonymous said...

Please tell me this girl is laurel but if it isent then it would also be good that he found someone new so he doesnt get hurt by Laurel anymore.
By the way i lovvvvve your books! i can't wai till i can get my hands on illusions.
-Tam
(that's my real nick-name!)