Monday, February 1, 2010

Getting to Know You: Romance!

In our weekend attempt at a tell-all book, it came out that a lot of us secretly yearn for romance and romantic tales.










Seeing as how it's February, the month of Valentines, hearts and flowers, tell us your most romantic true story. Who was your first or greatest love? What was the most romantic thing someone ever did for you? If you could have a romantic adventure of your own choosing, what would it be?

Go on and share! We love romance!

35 comments:

Devi Marconi said...

That's easy. Jesse Littleton is my first and greatest love. It just took us three decades to fully realize it.

Jesse Littleton said...

Speak for yourself, sweetie pie. I knew it from the moment we met.

So what if we were adolescents at the time.

Laura Martone said...

My hubby might not have been my first love, but he's definitely my soul mate - and the most romantic person I know.

He once brought me a rose and asked me to move to England with him - and that was after dating for only six weeks.

Christine H said...

Laura, any man who asked me to move to England would be my ideal man! Oh my goodness, America is my political home, but England is definitely my cultural home.

So, did you?

Marenya said...

I've loved Faldur from the time I was young, when he helped my mother and me after my father was killed. He doesn't seem to think of me as anything other than a sort of little sister to protect from the world, but I'm trying my hardest to make him see me with a haman's eyes.

Faldur's Author said...

Something stirred in Faldur that he hadn’t felt in ages. It had been so long since he had known anything but the company of other Rangers, the cramped, smoky barracks, bad weather, worse food, constant watchfulness and danger, that he had forgotten what it was like to be an ordinary haman.

Marenya was in his arms – soft, warm and still a little drowsy. They were standing behind everyone else. No one was looking at them. He bent his head down to hers and she looked up in surprise. He kissed her, their breath mingling in the frosty air. At first she froze, startled, but then responded with a sweetness that made the earth tilt strangely beneath him.

Laura Martone said...

I know what you mean, Christine. America will always be the country of my heart - but I would return to England in a heartbeat.

So, yes, I did go to England - it was the beginning of our crazy adventure together - and despite my grandfather's accusation that we were "living in sin," the only thing I regret is that we didn't stay longer.

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Aidan said...

I don't get to fall in love because my father arranged my marriage before he died.

Marc said...

She's pretty hot, mate.

Aidan said...

Yeah, but she scares the hell out of me.

Olivia Harper said...

Well, Aidan, sometimes that can be the beginning of the most passionate love affairs. You don't think Rhett Butler was just a wee bit scared of Scarlett O'Hara?

Michael Harper said...

I'd say that's sweet, my little romantic, but look how their story turned out!

Olivia Harper said...

Good point, Michael. Although I am a romantic at heart, I'm practical, too - and you know how I feel about Gone with the Wind - when Rhett leaves, he's gone for good. Sometimes, people go too far to start over. But while they lasted, there sure was passion - of that, I have no doubt.

Then again, what do I know? Never thought I'd meet Prince Charming on a bar stool, but I did. And I thank the universe for you every day.

Daryl Harper said...

Would you guys stop being so darn mushy? You're embarrassing me!

Aidan said...

Um, I don't know if it's quite like Rhett and Scarlett. Maybe if Rhett was a slave or something...

She's in line to be my boss here in Sentinel.

Jase? Why don't you tell them about Angelique.

Jason said...

Angelique was brilliant in every way. But she was human and so she eventually died of old age. I'm not sure what else there is to tell.

Marc said...

She was brilliant, Aidan, and the best sister-in-law I could hope for. Wonderful girl.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Well, that's sad, Jason.

I'd say "better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all" - but that seems a bit trite and insensitive, considering the situation.

Jason said...

Thanks, Nutmeg.

Angel was a beautiful person and I'm very fortunate to have had her in my life. She died over 20 years ago, and while I still miss her every day, the sting isn't as fresh as it was. The blessing, and curse, of immortality, I suppose.

Faldur said...

My heart grieves for you, Jason. I've never met a human, although I know that they exist outside our land. I have heard that they are not as civilized as we are, but that they feel as deeply and their women are very beautiful. I did not know that their lives were so short, however.

Laura Martone said...

Yes, sadly, our lives are fairly short - in the grand scheme of the universe. Even sadder is that some humans have even shorter lives than is generally expected - I know of at least eight people from my school years who died before the age of 30.

Daryl Harper said...

Wow - what a way to be depressing, dear author. How did we get from mushy love to inevitable death?

Vic said...

What have you got against death, Daryl?

As for romance, I've met a lot of delicious groupies, but I'm still waiting for my forever-mate.

Amy Mertz said...

OH Faldur: that's exactly the romance I've been looking for. Maryena, you're so lucky to have such love and admiration focused your way.

Robert is mercurial, yet easy to love. Not the romantic I've dreamed of since I was a girl.

But Cal: even after so many years of marriage, the sight of him in his jeans, no shirt or shoes, smoking on the back porch with a contented look on his face.

Well, I think I dreamed of him before I met him. A touch on my back, a delicate kiss to my hair. The way he looks at me when I'm hot and sweaty from working in the garden . .

I could go on for hours.

Marenya said...

Amy, don't be deceived about Faldur. He was romantic for precisely two minutes. Then he instantly regretted allowing his "judgement to be clouded" and has hardly spoken to me since. As if allowing any tender feelings would somehow interfere with his precious duty.

Hamen!

Faldur said...

Our natural lives may be long, Marenya, but you know that mine is bound to be shorter. I would not wish your mother's fate on you, widowed and caring for her children on a Ranger's pension.

Marenya said...

Amy, Faldur is so determined to die in the line of duty that sometimes I wish he would hurry up and do it.

Jason said...

Kaelin lives for duty over family and love, too, Faldur. I think you two could be great mates.

Kalila said...

Well, I think all this talk of romance is ridiculous. Faldur has the right idea. Love only clouds one's judgment. I'm very fortunate to be immune from such silliness.

Bo said...

Protesting too much, djinna?

Kalila said...

I have no idea what you're talking about, Bo, and I doubt you do, either. Everyone knows how you incubi are.

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Nevin said...

Oh, dear. I wish people wouldn't get angry around here.

I think romance is wonderful. I only wish someone loved me! *sniff*

Devi Marconi said...

Of course, we love you, Nevin! How could we not?

You just need to find someone as equally kind and open-hearted as you - which is difficult but certainly not impossible.

Trust me, a true soul mate is worth waiting a lifetime for - no matter what Kalila says.