Why I Love Wednesdays is a weekly meme created and hosted by Alexis of Reflections of a Bookaholic. Each week she posts a Why I Love Topic that she answers. If you would like to participate head on over to her site for the topic and the image. This week’s topic:
“First Meet” Scene:
My First Meet scene is from Josephine and the Soldier by Beverly Jenkins. Now Josephine and Adam know each other from childhood. But when Adam comes back form the war he introduces himself to Josephine not knowing who she is because she’s all grown up. The scene is quite cute.
As Jo neared, however, she realized that she knew him. Although she hadn’t seen him since he was twelve, Jo was ready to bet every hair iron she owned that the golden-skinned man with the golden brown eyes was her brother’s friend, Adam Morgan. Happiness and surprise filled her. What was he doing here?
“Hello, Beautiful.”Jo stopped, then stared up into the handsome, sculpted face of Adam Morgan. Beautiful?! When she was young, her brother and his friends called her nothing but “Pest.”Adam regained her attention by adding, “I lived in Whitaker for ten years. I don’t ever remember seeing you back then.”Jo blinked. He didn’t recognize her?! She almost burst into laughter but decided to play along. She’d tease him later. “I’ve lived here all of my life.”“Really? I would remember someone as lovely as you.”“I bet you say that to all of the girls.”He clutched his heart. “You wound me mademoiselle. Weren’t the Rebs enough?”Jo giggled in spite of herself. He was as silly as ever.He then introduced himself. “I’m Adam Morgan.”“Pleased to meet you, Adam.”Silence.“Now you’re supposed to give me your name,” he pointed out.“Ah, a woman of mystery. I like intrigue.”“Do you?”His voice softened. “I do.”
A Page or two later:
Adam turned to Cecelia and asked, “Where’s Jojo? Is she back at the house?”Cecelia smiled. “No, this is Jo, right here.”Jo stepped to her mother’s side and let him get a good look.Adam blinked.Jo smiled smugly.Adam studied her as if he’d never seen her before. “You can’t be Jojo.”He had such conviction in his vice, Jo was almost offended. “Why can’t I be?”“Because–” Adam had trouble finding the words he wanted to say.“Good answer. Where did you say you went to school again?”His eyes sparkled, and he tossed back, “Pest.” The nickname came out so effortlessly, Adam had to laugh, as did Cecelia and the rest.
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