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Good afternoon, snippeteers and welcome to this week’s edition of Rainbow Snippets. I’ve had an exceedingly busy week: sold a house, finished two work projects, baked cake, got stung by a bee, and… found a plot hole large enough to drive a truck through slap bang in the middle of Swings & Roundabouts!
I’m sure it must be old age creeping in. I would have sworn blind I remembered precisely how long it takes to defrost a frozen body! But no. I was wrong. Now, I’ve got to rejig the timeline and find the guys something to do for an additional four days, when they’re most likely not in the mood for snowmobile races or snowball fights. Good thing there’s work. Jack’s that is.
In last week’s snip, we had Gareth being shown the ice sculptures in their bedroom at the Ice Hotel and turning the unexpected knowledge into a bit of a riddle to tease Jack. Today, we see Jack’s reaction. Yes, it’s over six sentences, but I really wanted to leave you with some happy fanboy Jack before it all goes to pot next week…
Have a good weekend!
From Swings & Roundabouts
“This is amazing,” Jack breathed, taking in the rendition of the Hokage Mountain in ice.
“Isn’t it just? I could name every single sculpture in the room. Not just the four on the wall. Be proud of me.”
“Every single— ”
Gareth turned them and Jack grinned when he caught sight of the figure beside the bed. “Oh, wow. That’s gorgeous. Has Nico seen this?”
“Three of our loves and a spirited mountain? You’d think so, wouldn’t you? I thought it was a rather good riddle.”
“Three…” Jack turned further. Portgas D. Ace and… a human-sized Gundam. “Gods, I want to hire the artist. Imagine having these dotted around the garden. Kakashi can sit beside the pond, under the tree. The Gundam guards the backdoor. And Ace…. I’m not sure about Ace. Daniel may have an idea.” He felt the heat in his neck and chuckled. “Yes, I know I sound like a fanboy, but man, this is amazing!”
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Jack is twelve and has just escaped from the pimp his mother sold him to. He’s trying to survive on the Clapham streets. And he takes his courage in his hands and reaches back when a man who should be angry at him reaches out to him.
A quick, 25k read, that’s also suitable for teenagers.
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