Speak Again

fanfiction by Wild Iris

Act IV

Still he does not understand why Lady Macbeth, the manipulator, breaks first. Lilah would not do it. She kills her boss, discovers his deception; it only makes her fiercer under him.

And the way the most unlikely prophecy proves itself for good – how could he understand that?

But the pricking of the thumbs – that he understands. It is what he feels along his skin before she touches him, so that he knows whenever she is near and his body echoes in anticipation. It is how like things recognise each other, in the dark, after the heath is blasted.