eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
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I've been rereading the first Lord Peter Wimsey novel, Whose Body. (I do a lot of rereading during the semester, because I can reread over several days and in five-minute increments without losing track of the plot. The number of times I have thus read Men at Arms and Gaudy Night does not bear thinking about.)

Anyway, in this reading, I came across a marvelous paragraph in the denouement. Lord Peter is visiting the man he now knows to be the killer, but he is pretending to be there for another reason, and the killer is pretending not to know he's in danger (while simultaneously trying to kill Our Hero). Lord Peter just reached out and prevented the villain from carrying out what was probably an attempt on Peter's life:
The silence was like a shock. The blue eyes did not waver; they burned down steadily upon the heavy weight lids below them. Then these slowly lifted; the grey eyes met the blue -- coldly, steadily -- and held them.

When lovers embrace, there seems no sound in the world but their own breathing. So the two men breathed face to face.
Isn't that awesome, guys? I love it kinda a lot.

Date: 2008-09-22 08:12 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] m-shell.livejournal.com
if you change blue eyes to green, i think i've read that harry/draco.

Date: 2008-09-22 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redbyrd-sgfic.livejournal.com
OT, but have you crossed paths with the Nine-Tailors-inspired sock design (http://www.tsocktsarina.com/blog/?p=212)? Which encodes bell-ringing music in knitting...

Date: 2008-10-01 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redbyrd-sgfic.livejournal.com
Oh, exactly! I really admire a lot of her sock designs- they're *interesting*, but I can't imagine myself wearing them. OTOH, the change-ringing *sweater* design she's working on now is definitely something I could see myself wearing. Although I may have to be a little cracked to seriously contemplate knitting a cardigan from sock yarn....*g*

Date: 2008-09-22 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sineala.livejournal.com
That is so very awesome.

Date: 2008-09-23 01:30 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It's nice, but if I were editing her I would question the repetition of the word "steadily" -- surely one instance is enough.

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