• ufo_ontoast 6w

    He meant to sound humorous, to exaggerate the difference of height between them but his eyes betrayed his palpitating heart, and it startled Muriel enough to do as he was told and see what happened, what might happen, how really red his cheeks could turn, how different Lucio looked from this perspective, face to face, eye to eye as Lucio clasped the golden jewel around his neck and pulled him in and kissed him.

    Muriel nearly dropped to his knees then, dizzy with delight as everything inside him went soft and sweet and useless, gave up on him altogether and his heart melted like red hot lava.

    All around them the cicadas rattled a song that would forever remind them of a moment that should have lasted forever if only it could.