Happy New Year!
May your cup runneth over and your resolutions be attainable.
Party hard, party safe
See you in 2011!
I felt like my mind had short-circuited. I always knew I was weird. But I figured I was a normal human who could do something paranormal. Not a paranormal who could do some things human.“Evie,” Lish said, waiting until I met her eyes. “You have always known you were different. Do not let this change the way you see yourself. IPCA is – ” She paused and then moved closer to the glass. “IPCA is not always right about everything. You are not paranormal.” She smiled at me, sadness behind her wide, green eyes. “You are special. There is a difference.”
“Okay.” He tightened her first and drew her arm back over her shoulder. “Take it out on me.”“What - ”“Hit me. Tear my eyes out. Do anything you have to.”“Are you mad?”“Yes. Insane.” He dropped his hold on her and braced his weight, staying close. . . close enough so she could cork him a good one if she wanted to. “I’ll be your punching bag, your Kevlar vest, your bodyguard. . . I’ll do anything to help you get through this.”“You’re crazy,” she breathed.
“I am dying,” I said, the words staggering out of my mouth.“No, you are dying into me. And if you die into me again and again, I promise you will live forever. Do you want to live forever?”“I do, my love, I do. I want to be with you forever.”“You will not turn me away again? You will not sentence me to enduring your cycles of birth and death while I wait for you to remember who and what you are?”“No, my love, I am yours.”
I sat up, and he sat with me, arms around me. We said nothing for a long while but simply held each other. I stared into the flames as they resurrected images and memories from my first days with him in this very room so many lifetimes ago. There is no explanation for love; no spoken words compare with its silent exhilaration. If that was true of the ordinary love between two mortals – if love is ever ordinary – then it was true of a love that has contorted itself into different bodies in different eras over the centuries.