Happy WIP It Up Wednesday. *waves at all fellow participants and to Melody Parks who started it all*.
So, are you ready to read a snippet from a current WIP – that’s work in progress for those that don’t know the lingo *wink*.
This is my last WipItUp post involving Chemistry of Attraction – it’s actually officially available today, so can’t quite call it a WIP 😉 This takes off from last week‘s post. Brandon’s just met his dream girl. And finds a strange way to keep her attention.
“Anything you’d want, I suppose. I would think tons of companies would be after someone with your credentials.”
“Unfortunately that’s true, just not the people I want to work with.” Her voice ended on a sigh and she looked toward her right where her grandparents and Benjamin had walked a few feet away. From his knowledge of women, Dina was losing interest. Was it his tattoos? His bald head? His sheer size?
Disappointed that she was not as interested in him as he was in her, he decided to just make a small joke and then leave her be. After all, his uncle was a chemist and had made many a bad joke none of them understood for years. “What’s the most important rule in chemistry?” She cocked her head and looked as though she was about to answer. “To not lick the spoon.” Her gaze stayed on his for several seconds before she gave him a long slow smile.
“Eww.” Throwing her head back she laughed, the sound like bells chiming. “That’s utterly sick. How about this one? The optimist sees the glass half full. The pessimist sees the glass half empty. The chemist sees the glass completely full, half in the liquid state and half in the vapor state.”
Relieved to have her attention back, Brandon pulled up another one of his uncle’s bad jokes. “Why does hamburger yield lower energy than steak? Because it’s in the ground state.”
She laughed again, this time producing a loud snort which made him laugh. “Old chemists never die, they just stop reacting,” she said through her laughter.
Damn, he never would have thought Uncle Timothy’s stupid jokes would come in handy. “A proton and a neutron are walking down the street. The proton says, ‘Wait, I dropped an electron help me look for it.’ The neutron says ‘Are you sure?’ The proton replies ‘I’m positive.’”
With eyes shining with tears from how hard she had been laughing, Dina beamed at him. “Are you a chemist too?”
“No. Got my master’s degree in music. Going for my doctorate in music theory now.”
“Ooh, a doctorate. I’ve heard that can be intense.”
“Would you like something to drink or eat?” he asked, realizing she probably hadn’t had anything and at the moment he wanted to do anything to prolong their conversation. “And yes. I got my bachelor’s and master’s degree while in the Marines. Now that I’m out, a doctorate seemed the thing to do.”
“I’m starved,” she said hesitantly.
“Well, they have tons of food.” Brandon guided her over to the picnic table. “An army couldn’t eat this much.”
“From what I’ve heard, military men can eat ten times their weight easily,” she said as if only half paying attention as she began to fill a plate.
“Shh, that’s supposed to be a secret.”
She glanced up startled and then grinned sheepishly. “Sorry. Didn’t mean that to sound bad. Sometimes I speak first and think second.”
Chemistry of Attraction
Series: Corbin’s Bend
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