GENRE: paranormal romance
In this scene, main character powerful vampire Eamon Rutherford is
stressing over how to continue to appear human to his love
interest. He's discussing it with another vampire, Marta Jimenez
de Castillo. I'm trying to convey anxiety and Eamon attempting to
overcome his, pushy, overbearing ways.
“I have to start doing things to appear more human to Amelie,” Eamon said to Marta as she sat down on the sofa.
He took a drink of his scotch and then frowned. “What do you mean why?”
She smiled at him. “Doesn’t it seem more sensible to tell Amelie the truth rather than keeping up this illusion?”
“No, it doesn’t. I’m not ready to tell her and until I am, I’ll continue on as I have.”
“I still feel you would be better off being honest,” she said with a sigh.
“I didn’t ask for your opinion in this.”
She flipped her blonde hair and laughed. “I’m giving you a woman’s point of view.”
“Save it. I’d like you, cousin, and Isabelle to accompany Amelie and me to lunch at the Yacht Club.” It was more of a decree than an invitation. He loosened his tie and frowned.
“Lunch? I despise going out during the day. It gives me a headache.” She frowned and dug the toe of her shoe in to the rug. “Cousin?”
“Yes, cousin. I don’t care. Wear a hat. You know what I mean and I want you to do this.” He considered how he sounded and then took another drink. Eamon blew out flustered sigh. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t ask like that.” An uncomfortable moment passed for him as he took on a more courteous tone. “Will you please help me?”