Snippets of Resist (V.4)




       “So, Sophie hasn’t told you anything about me?” She folded her arms on the table.
   “Oh, perhaps once or twice in a letter. I don’t really remember.”
     “She talks for eons about you.”
     “How do you know each other?”
     “Reich Labor Service. Most of the girls are annoying, and their talk is, well, Sophie and I found our conversations much more stimulating ... I mean, not our talk of you. We don’t always talk about you. I mean stimulating because we talk of literature and art.”
     Her face was bright red.
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     The chattering continued on the other side of the table, but I caught Elizabeth giving me a warning glance. Don’t bore the girl to death, her eyes seemed to say. I didn’t think I was boring her to death. Our conversation was anything but dull. It was rather tension filled.

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     I stopped walking, offended that she was questioning my chivalry. Perhaps the jacket had been too forward, but I hadn’t meant it as such. I supposed it was too late to take it back now. “Gisela, we just came out here to talk about the war in a peaceful place. If you don’t wish to—”
    “I trust you,” she said quickly. “Sophie promised me that I could trust you.”

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     Gisela opened the door, her long overcoat and navy blue hat already on. “Hello, Hans. Did you bring an umbrella?” She gazed past me at the impending storm.
    “That would have been clever, but no I didn’t.”

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     “Oh, I’m so glad I didn’t miss you!” She stopped a moment to catch her breath. “Why on earth do they send out troops at this ungodly hour?”
     “My thoughts exactly,” I said, wondering why I couldn’t stop grinning at her.
     “Please don’t look at me like that, Hans. I didn’t have time to get ready this morning. I blame it entirely on the Third Reich. Honestly, why couldn’t they send you out two hours later?”

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     She lifted her head from my shoulder and stared into my eyes. “You are so brave, Hans Scholl.”
    “So are you, Gisela.” I wiped away a tear from her face, a stanza by Goethe coming to mind as our eyes locked. “‘But ah, already at morning light my heart was crushed in parting: in your kisses what delight, in your eyes what suffering. I went, you stood, looked from above, and saw me go with tearful gaze: and yet what joy to be loved. Dear God, to love what happiness.’”

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Resist releases on February 22nd in paperback, ebook, and audio! You can add it your Goodreads shelf HERE.


-Emily




8 comments

  1. So lovely! Congrats on your upcoming book release! :)

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  2. EEK! I'm so excited, I'm fangirling already! This is going to be awesome, and I have a feeling I am going to cry... Congratulations, Emily!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you're excited! Thanks, Elizabeth! =)

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  3. This book. I love it so much!

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    1. =) THANK YOU! And thanks so much for being an advance reader!

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  4. Wow!!! This is going to be amazing! :D I'm really excited!

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