Rainbow Snippets 3 Dec 16 The Matching Pendants
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I did get my Christmas tree last weekend. I would post a picture but my powers of technology are limited and my dang phone takes hours to send a pic to my email, from which I can download it…. um, I just got bored and will not finish this sentence. Moving on…
I’m still floating on the love for All the Way to Shore since its release, so have another snippet this week from my baby book! And of course I have to put the gorgeous cover in here AGAIN. This time take a look at that pendant Marco is holding. My snippet below tells of the first time that and a matching pendant enter the story.
A circular pendant fashioned into an ocean’s wave caught Jonathan’s eye. As he leaned closer, Marco picked it up to examine.
“This is beautiful.” He held it out for Jonathan to inspect.
Jonathan took it from him and held it in his hand, then turned to the woman behind the table. “Do you have another one of these?”
The jeweler stirred. “It’s funny you ask. I usually make one-of-a-kind pieces, but when I made that one, something told me to make two. Hold on.” She leaned down and pawed through some bags.
Marco nudged him. “Two?”
“Yep.” The jeweler produced the second pendant, and Jonathan paid for them. Then he handed one to Marco. “For you. To remember our ocean adventure.”
Marco broke into a delighted smile. “Thank you. Grazie, amore.”
“How do you say ‘you’re welcome’?”
“Prego. Um, prego, amore.”
Eyes on each other, they donned the pendants as the tropical breeze stirred the hanging chimes at the next table into a cheerful cacophony.