Sunday, February 7, 2016

'Twas an Unrequited Love

Sorry.  Was on vacation for a few days and now I'm still trying to get caught up from being gone for those few days.  Anyways, here's the other side of things from my last piece - The Ossuary.  The prompt from Studio 30 Plus was too perfect to tell the other side.

                “’Twas an unrequited love.  He called on me at least once every two or three days.  I tried to spurn his affections in such a way as to help him understand there would never be any possibility of further acquaintance.”
                “Is that why he is here?”
                “I am afraid so.”
                “He had no knowledge of what you are, who you are?”
                “No.  He did not.”
                “How did he not deduce something?  With your limitations?”
                “I am certain he did not because of my station and my situation at that time.  It afforded me some protections with regards to what would be considered unusual behavior.  What am I to do now?  We cannot have him returning like this.  Discovery is inevitable if this continues.”
                “Such is the burden of our kind.  There are certain draughts that may alleviate some of the more potent effects of our natural abilities.”
                “I do not want him harmed.  He knew not what I am, that he could not help but build an affection for me, fantasy though it was.”
                “I thought you said you did not return his affections.”
                “I do not!  Because I do not want any ill to befall him does not mean there is more than a mere acquaintance between us and that I regard him any differently than I do any other acquaintance.”
               “Good.  For there is no possibility of any more intimate association with one such as he.”


  1. This was wonderful. The prefect complement to The Ossuary. I liked having both sides of this story.

    1. Thank you! The two prompts really did work together well to tell this scene.

  2. No fair! No fair!
    Superbly-expressed, but no fair!

    1. Thank you! I appreciate the compliment and thank you for stopping by!