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My candidate for this week and for my sixth post I picked a scene from Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon.  Now I knew I wanted to find something from Styxx to share, but when I read Styxx a while back, I hadn’t started bookmarking favorite scenes and Goodreads didn’t have anything I was looking for.  I ended up re-reading the portion of the book set in present day and I kept reading until I finished the book (again). Such a great read, intense, but great. I am going to share a few scenes from Styxx, but for today’s choice, I went with a short one. It is between Urian and Styxx in the Sahara. Urian has come to visit for the first time and finds that Syxx is finally content with his situation.

“Are you hungry?” Styxx asked. “I have dried scorpion, nuts, figs, dates, and apples.”

Urian twisted his face up in distaste. “I really hope the scorpion offer is just to screw with me.”

“No, it’s actually quite good. Tastes like chicken.”

“Ar, ar, ar.” Urian feigned laughter. “I’d rather live on blood…or my shoes.”

Styxx tsked. “I might have some beef jerky left.”

“That I could be talked into.”

Styxx went back inside. “It’s good to have you here, Urian. I’d forgotten what it was like to actually carry on a real conversation with someone outside of my head.”

“Well, now that I know where you are, I might occasionally bother you. As long as you don’t feed me grasshoppers, ants, scorpions, or other nasty multi-legged things the gods never intended us to eat.”

“Stop being a baby. Eat your meat or you can’t have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?”

Urian laughed. “I am stunned you know Pink Floyd.”

Styxx shrugged as he opened Skylos’s dinner first and poured it into a small metal bowl. “Modern music is the only thing I miss about your world.”

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