I seem to be on a Baby, Hold On roll so here is the next part:
I've been working on SP and DH but my schedule is literally packed and I'm on call this coming weekend. Will try my best… Here's some extended teasers till then. Click 'Read More'
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Desert Heat by TINA!
Chapter 27: Weddings
It was that odd time of day when the moon was still out, but the sun was rising too, its rays threatening to break past the clouds as the sky changed colors at regular intervals.
For the twenty-five men kneeling on the sands of Raizada, each minute felt like an eternity. An inch closer to darkness. Heads bowed, arms locked behind their backs, their gazes were stoic and directed to the ground.
Akash scowled down at them, the corded end of a black leather whip tightening in his hands. Beside him stood Shyam, looking not as confident as usual. He had an air of definite uneasiness, his lips compressed in a thin line.
"You all were given one mission." Akash's voice rung out like quiet thunder, his fury obvious. "A single, bloody mission. To find ASR and that girl! Did I ask for too much?" At the silence, he bellowed: "WELL? DID I?"
The men shook their heads. "No, Maharaja."
The whip made a crackling noise as it connected with the sand. "And yet, we are no closer. I WANT THEM FOUND! AT ALL COSTS! I want to see that so-called Dark Prince in chains. I want to see him where you all are--at my feet!"