Tell me, love, what sin commits your thumb for the brushing of my wrist? What crime is there in desiring the touch of skin to skin, the comfort of another’s heartbeat beneath your palm? Surely none could grudge us this brief connection; we are but human, after all, and there are some things which cannot be expressed in words alone. Darling, let go of this guilt which so cripples and tortures you. Set free the man you have numbed with alcohol and loathing all these years. You deserve better. You deserve more. There is no perversion in love, no deviance, no sickness. This touch does not taint us. If you would but embrace the longing and seek its fulfillment through our union, our devotion, you could understand how by love we are transformed into something greater than our separate selves. This misery will pass one day, I promise. You have me now, and in my arms you will find only safety and acceptance.
[ Above is the second of the pictures I commissioned from Megan Engel. It makes me want to give both of my boys a big hug (ah, the look on Tanim’s face!) – or maybe a smack on the head to stop being so angsty. Don’t worry, the third picture will be a tad more upbeat. And by upbeat I of course mean sexy. ]
OMG! This gorgeous image sums up their whole story so beautifully. It’s so touching and poignant. I adore it. And the words mirror the emotion on their faces so perfectly. Wow!
I’m glad you approve! I was going to space the pictures out a bit more but I just couldn’t wait to show this one off!
The images I have seen so far are so fitting for your style. Very cool.
I know, I absolutely couldn’t be happier with the artist. She’s amazing and great about making changes and little tweaks. I have to hold myself back from shelling out more than I already have to just keep commissioning her! Not that $50 a picture isn’t an awesome price compared to what some people online charge…
See? She does good work! I highly recommend her.
Your writing is gorgeous, that picture is gorgeous, life is gorgeous.
Everything is gorgeous. :D
Cannot say how much I adore this post. Both the picture, with stark contrast between dark and white that I forgot existed between these two characters physically, and the beautiful, touching prose that matches it so perfectly. <3
Ah, thank you so much! Yeah, I never really meant for them to look like such opposites, but I like that they do. They’re quite an odd couple, really.
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