Wow, I am strangely terrible at remembering to update the blog concerning my fanfics! Therefore, today I am informing you of chapters 6 through 10 of In Silence Our Secrets Lie.
I have been receiving so much love for this fic, it’s been absolutely astounding. Every time a new comment pops up on my phone, whether it’s a one line “love this”-style message or a novel in its own right (some of my readers are incredibly talkative!), it never fails to put a huge smile on my face. It’s really been encouraging me to keep going, and to try to churn out chapters as quickly as possible while still maintaining a level of quality. I think I’m doing okay, but I definitely rely on all my lovely readers to let me know, so keep those comments coming!
Chapter 6 picks up after a bit of a cliffhanger, and in it we learn a bit about the Apocalypse-to-come, whilst also meeting a couple of the other angels for the first time. There’s also some lovely tenderness between our ineffable pair, because of course there is!
Chapter 7 explores a bit of our angel and demon’s lives together in the bookshop, with a large chunk of time passing to bring us closer to Armageddon. The end of this particular chapter also got me so many beautiful comments I nearly cried about it!
Chapter 8 is total gratuitous fluff. It’s sweet, adorable, tender softness and had several of my readers squealing non-verbal sounds of joy at me.
Chapter 9 is actually an optional chapter. It’s a NSFW smut chapter (although, it’s also rather tenderly written, if I do say so myself), and I made a point of writing in such a way that skipping it will not cause you to miss anything important. I know several of my readers are either not into smut, or are uncomfortable with sex for a variety of reasons, so I wanted to make sure this was a section that could easily be passed over if one decided, and I think I did a damn decent job, thank you very much!
Chapter 10 is a turning point in the story, in which Aziraphale finally learns – accidentally – what exactly it is that Crowley has done to incite such wrath from whomever it was who captured and tortured him. The knowledge, while incredibly surprising, only serves to make the angel fall even more deeply in love with the demon…
…which means it’s just about time for me to crank up the ol’ angst dial!
Oh shush, you knew it was coming eventually.
In all seriousness though, this fic has turned out to be such a blast to write and – as previously mentioned – I’ve received so much wonderful love for it. I hope everyone continues to enjoy the roughly half-a-dozen chapters I figure it will take to complete, and that things don’t get too painful for anyone. Don’t worry…I’m certain it will all turn out in the end. ^_~
And as a final note, I’ll try to actually, you know…remember to post here once Chapter 11 is complete and available to read. *cough cough*
Love to everyone! Stay safe!