Is it real? Does it happen in every day life?
Certain people have chemistry. And we LOVE to read about it. I don't know about you, but for me, my favorite part of a book is when the two protagonists meet eyes for the first time and we, as a reader are captured in that magic. ***Now, I'm fully aware that this moment can be overdone and used in an awful, cliche way, so please be wary when trying to create this magic.***
I thought I'd share one such moment in the novel I've been querying. Clara, the MC, has found herself in the middle of a battle, and for the first time, sees the physical being of the voice in her head she's had a thing for. Complicated much? *winks*
Through the chaos, my eyes connected with one figure. He moved as though he were made of oil, sliding in, out, and around the enemy. Every cell in my body ached to watch him.
His head turned.
And then, for one blissful moment, the eerie, dark hollows of his eyes washed over me. I’m not sure how I knew it was me he had looked at—it was more of a feeling that had settled between us, like he had taken a breath and drawn me into him.
---and a bit more later on--
I took a breath. And then another.
We were together. Him. Me. After years of hearing his voice in my head and wanting to see him so much I thought I would shatter from the pain it caused, he was here.
The rain had stopped and the moonlight trickled down through the branches, making his silhouette look like an extension of the long shadows under the trees.
I was staring. But so was he. Intensity radiated off of him, mingling with my fascination in the air between us. Time had no meaning. It could have been hours, minutes, or seconds that we faced each other in silence. Then he moved and the connection broke. I felt as if I had been hurled back into my body.
Now, I'm not sure if I've captured the magic here or not, I feel it when I read it (he he), but what I do know is I'm one of the lucky ones in "real life" to have found this. I'd love to know your thoughts. Have you experienced a magical first glance in real life? Or what is your favorite connection that you've read about? I know I have oodles...