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    Whos to say

    Daisy rolled her eyes, but Nick looked totally unruffled. Ah, Linda, my sweet. I was hoping youd be our waitress tonight. Ive missed that sunny smile of yours.

    Linda folded her arms across her chest. Bite me, freak.

    Nick grinned, and for just a second, he looked so much like Archer that I clenched my teeth.

    Whos to say I wont, Linda? Nick asked, raising his eyebrows. Daisy elbowed him in the side. Linda just glared until Nick waved his hands. Truce, truce, he said. All right then, Daisy and I will have our usual.

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    Re: Whos to say

    'What makes you so sure I won't? I might. No one can be sure what I'll do.'

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    Re: Whos to say

    Thank you, BobK. But still I don't understand. He refers to missing her sunny smile?

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    Re: Whos to say

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Thank you, BobK. But still I don't understand. He refers to missing her sunny smile?
    Answer deleted as it was completely wrong!!!!!
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Sep-2010 at 17:48.

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    Re: Whos to say

    Actually, I think it refers to whether or not he will actually (literally) bite here.

    "Bite me" is a sarcastic thing to say akin to "go screw yourself." Apparently (is this the vampire thing?), he's suggesting that literally biting her is a possibility.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Barb, you're so right!!!! I completely and utterly misread the OP and totally missed that. I've deleted the contents of my previous post and will now go away and wake my brain up!

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    Re: Whos to say

    (I hadn't thought of your vampire idea, but it makes sense.)

    Anyway, Tinkerbell, he's saying 'Who's to say I won't bite you?' It's a joke - taking the idiom over-literally. She doesn't laugh at the joke, but continues to glare. That's why he says 'Truce'.

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    Re: Whos to say

    Could you tell us the name of this book? The excerpts you have posted show that it has a very natural-sounding writing style, so although most vampire books aren't really my thing, I may enjoy this one!

    Besides, anyone who includes an homage to The Great Gatsby, unless the naming of the characters was a coincidence, deserves at least a look-through.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Re: Whos to say

    Sure. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins. But it will be published in 2011 March.

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    Then I will be patient!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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