Welcome to the revamped Things in Scots series. In this incarnation of TiS, I’m sharing the Scots language found in my upcoming romantic suspense novel, Running the Asset.
This week’s word is one of those great sounding words that just feel right for what they mean.
Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)
“What’s your rule?” Elle asked.
Adam’s seafoam green eyes locked with hers, the sensation a physical force. “I don’t fuck assets.”
The way he said it was meant to rattle her. Mission accomplished. She flashed him a self-deprecating smile. “Look, I got caught up in the moment, and now the moment’s gone. No need to make lame excuses to ease my fragile ego.”
“When have you known me to protect your ego?” He stalked toward her, backing Elle up against the wall. “I’ve wanted to fuck you from the moment you gave me this keeker.” He indicated his black eye.Running the Asset (Deniable Unit #1)
I’m confident that the surrounding text makes it clear that keeker is a black eye in this context.
That’s it for this week
I hope you enjoyed this post. I’d love to hear your comments on how easy or difficult it was to get the gist of keeker as it appeared in the quote.
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Thanks for reading. Take care, and I hope to see you next week for more Scots on Manuscript Mondays!