The music pounded. The kiss far from chaste. His sharpened nail ran down my sternum. I shivered as my blood started to flow. The pain was intense, the pleasure more so. I gave him access to my blood. My soul. My life. But just for the night, as the music pounded on.
Charity was the one to give. The one to help. Then a moment of desperation. Skim just a little. One act allowed a seed to be planted They saw others have what they wanted. So, they took. With no regard. Charity fell. They let Envy win & destroy. They fell to their envy.
Eros stood looking down at the Earth. The mortals living their fleeting lives. Eros, born from Nyx, watched for the mortals were his children. Born from him & Chaos. Their chaotic lives brought change to his endless existence. For that Eros had blessed them with love.
Loving them was never hard. Even through the worst… Loving them was like breathing. Breathing through the broken ribs and bones. The broken person I had become. Loving them was never hard. It was Loving myself enough to leave that was hard. For Loving them was hell…
Never considered a true noble. The bloodline there. Tainted. Father a soldier. Sit here in this forced finery. Do not belong. Long to break free. See the chance. Run. Don’t look back. Freedom. It’s in my grasp. Hear my mother call. Almost stop. Don’t. Free. I am free.
Death is a fact of life. He knew that. After a life lead by the passions of ambition and avarice, it wasn’t death he feared. What may await him in death? If there is truly heaven or hell. What will be his eternal punishment? His fear is not death… But what comes after.
I was generous with those I loved. Until the day I learned the blood of the covenant was thicker than the water of the womb. Those I sacrificed for, turned their backs. Friends had my back. I have a new family now. They know the real me. For they are my real family.
It is said I am a covetous , cruel, and evil being. That I don’t care about a single soul. But I was wronged. The one that should have stood by me choose another. Turned on me. I did what was needed to protect myself. Now I hold the power. I will never be hurt again.