When you ask what the Queen of the Succubi remembers.. You might be surprised what she replies to you with…
Desires – Truths
By MZ and Tera S
Tera smiled softly and said, “Of course I do….”
She closed her eyes and began to tell the tale of that night…
“It was the first time that we had a date together after we met. I arrived at your studio at six in the evening. It was the longest night of the year and you had asked me to share that night with you. You opened the door to welcome me in a green shirt and blue jeans. The moonlight on that evening flooding your studio behind you. I wore a yellow summer dress in spite of the cold of that evening, to promise the future would bring warmth and sunshine into our lives as the days grew longer from that moment on.
You led me into your studio and showed me some of the beauty that you were creating. Then you reached to a white cloth on a table and held something within it carefully in your hands. I asked you what it was and you said a gift for me. The first of many.
I reached out a hand to the cloth and touched it very gently. I said to you that love is it’s own reward, and it’s own reason for being. I said that you did not ever need to give me a single gift of any kind. I said that the love we shared was it’s own reward. And that nothing was necessary to prove that…
You told me that you did this because you wanted to. That you needed to.
Then you revealed the rose within the cloth. It was prefect in every way. Every petal a work of love. Every ridge of the stem like it was a real rose. You even managed to carve onto the stem the thorns that roses have. I was stunned at the gift and said that I could never accept it from you. You said that you would be heart broken if I didn’t. You took the rose out of the cloth with your other hand and then touched it to your lips for a moment.
Then, just before you gave it to me, you pricked yourself on the thorns that you carved into it. You swore and waved your hand in the air until I managed to get close enough to be able to kiss it better. We stood in the moonlight and looked into each other’s eyes and you promised me that your love was forever and nothing could ever change that. At that moment I felt the love within you for me and I allowed myself to let you lead the way….”
Tera looked at him again with total devotion to him in her eyes. She reached out a hand to the rose and traced a single finger along the petals of the rose.
She sighed and said, “You called it your Black Rose afterwards. You changed the roses that came afterwards to never have those thorns displayed on them.”
Her finger left the rose petals and trailed across his palm slowly, “You said that true love has no thorns and that you did not want any thorns to harm me…”
She smiled and with total trust and love in her heart she said, “And I answered that with true love comes true trust. You had my love and I believed that you would keep your promises…”
She gazed into his eyes and in a whisper sighed, “Forever…..”
And forever is a very, very long time…