Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Aʅice W. would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Winter Contingency

By Aʅice W.

Romance / Humor

Chapter 1

A deep exhale, and the appearance of smoke, left the lips of the archer. This frozen wasteland was making it hard to breathe, for every slow breath felt like a thousand needles pricking the inside of her lungs. It was difficult, but withstandable.

Suddenly movement caught those keen eyes, and stuck to the target as the compound bow was brought upright. Two fingers gripped the strings, and slowly withdrew back till resistance refused further pull. A deep breath, body stiffening as alignment was fixated on the man yards away from her position.

Hold… she told herself, eyes squinted slightly, and noticed two other men near her target. Not a problem.

The string snapped from her fingers, hand at her cheek, holding the bow still. The arrow flew fast, and silent, at least until it made contact. It broke through flesh, sticking out of the mans back, for a split second it was there, before it exploded of course. In that instant she exhaled, smoke appeared again as oxygen left her lips, but a small grin was on those slightly parted thin lines.

“Target down, Outrider out.” She spoke aloud, the same two fingers that pulled the arrow at her ear. Her left arm lowered the compound bow, and Alessandra took a moment to catch her breath as she listened over the coms.

“Quick work,” the voice said. “Guess you didnt need me, huh?” They sounded disappointed, and maybe a little annoyed.

“Like I said before, Battery, I can take care of myself. You didnt need to follow me on this mission.” Outrider said as she jumped down from the tree she was previously hidden in, causing fresh snow to puff into the air upon touching ground.

“Yeah, right.” Battery said off com, directly behind the smaller woman causing her to jump. “You need someone to get you out of an issue if it arrives.”

Outrider twitched, “Like I need explosions other than my own to get me out of a bad situation.”

“Sure you do,” she chuckled. “You cant be all stealth all the time, ruins the fun.”

“Maybe I like quiet sometimes, not a loud American thundering at my heels.” The smaller woman retorted, and took a step past the other woman only to stop short as the arm of the blonde smacked the tree in front of her face. “What is your problem?” Outrider scowled.

Erin had a blank expression, it caught Alessandra off guard well enough she gripped her compound tightly. She was ready to use it to deflect whatever may come next, because it felt like she was about to get punched.

Punched was an extreme, instead the archer was shoved into the tree vausing her to gasp in shock. Battery took the opportunity of those parted lips to seal them with her own, pressing Outrider into the tree.

Alessandra was surprised, embarassed, and maybe a little pissed off. She pushed back with her free hand, but she was unable to make the taller woman budge from her position. In turn she managed to move her face, out of the capture of Erin’s lips, and tried to hide behind her hood. “Wh-what are you thinking, Battery? You can’t just-”

Erin touched Alessandra’s cheek with the hand that had first touched the tree, turning the womans face to her own. And pushed back the hood, only to grin a bit when she saw those cheeks turn rosy pink. “I think I just confirmed you like this ‘noisy American’.”

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Aʅice W.
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

CurlyRed: I read this entire book in just under 4 hours I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! i found myself emotionally attached to the characters and making personal connections that i had never experienced before while reading a book! I was constantly wanting to read more, every chapter left me on a cliff hanger tha...

christylynnr5: This was beyond amazing! Its plot was so unique! It was a beautiful romance story with a mystery twist! I can't believe it ended the way it did!!!! There HAS to be a second book!! This needs to be published and made into a series!

Dessie Williams: WOW!!!! This is one great book. I was pulled in from the start. I laughed , got angry and plus I even cried. I didn't want the book to end. It's a must read and I hope it gets published, this book must be on my shelf with my other favorites .😊

CailinSpraoi: This story is utterly hilarious and will cheer you up on any down day. The characters are lovable. Each of them hold their own role in the story. The sarcasm and humour displayed is amusing, and overall the story is enchanting. I wasn't able to put the book down!

bhodges11: I like the concept of the story, but there were things that I felt could use more detail. I like the back stories created, but was left wanting more from parts of the story. I like the cadence of the author's writing style - it was a very easy, enjoyable read. I felt like it ended on, not a cliff...

mullikin902: Do not start reading this book unless you have enough time to finish it in one sitting, because you will not be able to put it down! Superlative! Addictive! Deliciously wicked characters you can't get enough of. Impatiently waiting for the sequel!

ynez2005: I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH!!!!Though you really need to make another book,more Princesses!!! Whoooo!!!Girl Power!!!Mabey it could even be Devona's BFF???That would make it even better!!!Plus can you pleeease make Akki come back,together with Thea and Authur amd the whole family is back!Other th...

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

serginemuzac: This book had me dieing😂😂😂 It was super lit and I was reading it for the whole day. Its really interesting and I couldnt put my phone down until I finished all 22 chapters! Even though the grammer was a bit off (I actually enjoyed it, it made everything funnier) I really liked it.

More Recommendations

A.O. Chika: I loved the storyline. The characters, the settings, and the overall plot was great. I love how it started sweet in the beginning and then the angst set in. I did feel like the author writing style could use a bit of change as the book reads more like a YA novel than an Adult novel (I.e grown up ...

Ruby0h: Overall I thought your story was really good! It drew me in right away and kept me interested as the story progressed. I loved the character of Kayla being inserted into this story, and the way she affected and shaped the life of the original story into something totally new and interesting. I lo...

263Adder: Okay so I adore this story. I only knocked one star off plot for historical inaccuracies because I'm a bit of a stickler for that. The ending broke my heart though, considering you already changed history couldn't you (SPOILER) change it a bit more and have them together!!!! I want an alternative...

Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...

Alex Rushmer: Chapter One: Not much is happening in this chapter, but I was absolutely fascinated by the depth of your character development. I love how you just sat there with the reader and explored Eddward. Usually, that sort of thing gets boring very fast, but this was actually really cool! He's so unique ...

sanbyra: This story is very well written and flows beautifully. I became engrossed in the romance element as well as the impending war. The action scenes are also depicted very well. I can't wait to read what happens next!