Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday, weekly Sunday hops where writers share 8–10 sentences from a book or WIP. This week’s snippet comes right after last week’s, when Yuriy introduced himself to Inga as a Russian-speaking Canadian army medic and offered to treat her injured knee.
Though Yuriy is a veterinary student, not a human med student, he still has basic training in people medicine. It’s not unheard-of for vets to serve as medics, just as some medics have treated animals wounded in warzones.
Inga lets him pull her up, and grips his arm as she hops along on her left leg. After she’s settled on a wide brick windowsill of a nearby building, Yuriy retrieves her luggage.
“How old are you?” he asks as he lifts her right leg onto his lap. “Did you just come here, and are you alone?”
“I turned eighteen in June. My grandparents sent me to Shanghai when we were in Vladivostok for my graduation trip. Then I got permission to come to America, since my father’s a citizen. I’m supposed to meet some immigration officials and other authorities, and then we’re going to see my father together. He has no idea I exist.”