Tuesday, June 10, 2014
WIPpet Wednesday: "Such Idols"
He loved her. How easily he could admit it now to himself, when both their lives were forfeit. He loved her, and that’s why he couldn’t even lift his face to the ceiling of his meter-high cell. If he had been able to keep a tighter rein on his emotions, if he had followed through with his mission instead of charging after her like a gallant, errant fool, she would have never been caught. It was his fault that she was captured, his love for her that had put a dozen innocent contacts in danger. And yet, if he had to make those choices again, he would repeat the same offenses a hundred times over.
He loved her, and now that he acknowledged it in the darkness of his cell, he knew he would never find a way to stop loving her. It was just as well she was gone. Such idols need to be exorcised entirely, plucked like weeds before they have a chance to grow and choke out all surrounding life. A love like that could never be expressed. A love like that could only end in tragedy.
Blog Love: Huge thanks to K L Schwengel for hosting the WIPpet Wednesday blog hop, where authors post snippets from the current Works In Progress.
Random Fact: My boys are on the couch now watching "Lady and the Tramp" with a very dazed puppy who just got back from a little trip to the vet with one less organ than she woke up with this morning.