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Good afternoon, snippeteers! I hope you all had a lovely week. We’re a week away from the start of the big MM Romance Valentine’s Day Giveaway. It’s my first time around that particular mulberry bush, so I’m in that weird place between trepidation and excitement, and keen to watch what will happen. Distraction is key if I don’t want to wind myself up, so I’ve been focussing on work and have been busy writing.
Starstruck is at a point in the story that reminds me of the time when my husband and I were first married. For almost a year we had a long-distance relationship, only seeing each other at the weekends. There were letters and phone calls during the week, of course, but when I made it up to Sheffield on a Friday evening, there was always a touch of awkwardness, of needing to catch up, of looking for changes.
In this week’s snip, Matisse has just come back from a concert tour. He left in October. It’s now early February, and he and Josh have only seen each other once in all that time. So dinner is, at first, a little uncomfortable.
Matisse relaxed by degrees as he ate. Being in Josh’s home, even when Josh hadn’t been there, had felt familiar. Being woken by Josh kissing him had been bliss. Being faced with a wide-awake Josh and expected to make conversation after not seeing the man for weeks was… just a touch awkward.
And seemingly not just for him, if Josh’s fussing was any indication.
Talking about food helped. Looking at each other over candles, china and silverware helped too.
Until the conversation flowed smoothly and they no longer needed help.