Speak Again

fanfiction by Wild Iris

Eros and Psyche

In July, he remembers the story of Psyche. How she was taken always in the dark, never to know her unseen lover from a deformed and outcast thing. How she believed that she was cursed by jealous gods, and how nonetheless she found that she could want the creature, because he was warm and he spoke softly when he came to her. Want him enough to risk their ire again and see his face.

In August, he swallows in the hot night and lays his hand on Lilah's shoulder, stilling her movements. Reaches around her to turn on the light.