Our bedroom was cold, the power had been out all afternoon.
I awoke as he came into our room.
I stood and watched as he swayed back and forth.
He didn’t look sick; They told him he would be fine! Healthy as a horse, that’s my David.
He came a bit closer to me, mumbling something.
"Stop being silly!" I laughed at him. "They gave you a clean bill of health! Now come here and kiss me!"
He stumbled forward.
He seemed out of it, his face was pale, he wouldn’t look me in the eye.
"Honey? What’s wrong? Come here and let me have a look at you."
He moved closer, mumbling more and more.
"Shh, I’ll make it all better, it’ll be okay!"
He began twitching , still moving closer.
I understood what he was saying now.
"Getawayfromme. Stopit. Ithurtssomuch."
I hugged him now, stroking his hair, cooing softly into his ear.
He shivered under my touch.
"David, I promise you everything will be okay."
He finally looked up at me.
His eyes were glazed over, pupils wide. He was panicked.
"Remember our first kiss David? I want you to kiss me like that night."
"Getaway, Goaway. Pleasegoaway. Itwillmakethepainstop."
He pressed his face against mine, our lips met. Tongues touching.
I felt something hot drip onto my face. He was crying.
I pressed more of my body against him. My gentle curves meeting his rough flesh. Skin meeting skin.
He tried to pull away, but he couldn’t.
It would all be over soon.
My head convulsed, and split open.
A medley of arms, thin ones, strong ones, clawed ones erupted from the gap.
They grabbed onto him, ripping at him and pulling him further into my body. Our body.
He tried to scream in pain, fruitlessly of course; We had already devoured most of his head.
We loved David, and soon he would be with us forever.
His body - No, our body, became limp.
We fell to the ground. Our arms reaching out and grabbing all that remained of him.
Flesh bubbled; bones snapped.
Our form was renewed. Our body was fit and healthy again.
A 25 year old man in Prime health, what a catch!
We tested our arms and legs, and looked at the mirror.
We were handsome. David gave us that gift.
He was always lanky and thin, we fixed that.
We sculpted ourselves, gave us more muscle definition, lost a bit of fat.
We were perfect.
We faded to the abyss of this form, and let him take control.
We saw him snap into consciousness, admiring his new form.
He smiled, a gurgle filled his ears; Was he hungry already?
Yes… That meant someone new would be joining us very soon….
"Our bodies" By Nicholas Labine
Hello Ladies and Gents! My name’s Nic, and I love scarring the crap out of myself. Sometimes I stay up late at night and imagine what’s lurking in the shadows. Seeing this picturegot me imagining a whole bunch of stories; Some silly, some serious, some creepy, you get the idea! So, thanks to a friend of mine, I decided I’d start putting it down on paper. I definitely enjoy writing but I’ve never shared my work with anyone. If you’ve got any criticisms, post em! I really want to improve my writting. Hopefully you all enjoy these stories, I’ll be posting many more. And if you’ve got some pictures that I could use for inspiration, send them my way!
Picture credit: From artist Fred Rambaud, http://www.artoffredram.com/Creatures-Designs