Fervent Ice in the Beauty
"…may I have the kiss of a love been
…Turning into pleasure zealously?"
It was one cold night in the Philippines, the
moon is full, winds whisper and a passion ethereal of the clouds
stirred the senses of any deception lying in cold mist.
Two silhouettes came walking a desolate, empty
park surrounded by woods; silence filled their spaces as their
hands clasped with a presence of uncertain serenity in
"Melissa, the fact is, you left with that
Ekard-just because he's Russian and you're physically
"No, like I said, that's not about being him as
a Russian, Tom! We've been classmates too, and-well, I'm sorry
for leaving you…" said Melissa, cutting Tom's statement midway.
Her voice was shaking, as if she was about to let her tears flow
down her eyes. She has hazel eyes, a long, black hair and a
beauty of half-Chinese half-Japanese, as Tom also looks handsome
with a mixed Spanish-Japanese look with black pure
Tom gazed at the moon; "You became unfaithful
to me, after our promise, and after everything that we shared the
times and the happiness, as well as sadness…" said he while
keeping his gaze fixed surreal on that unreachable heavenly body.
He paused, and continued, "…but this sadness is something I
"Tom…I know, but I still love you, can this be
a chance for us? After five years I know," said Melissa as she
wiped her tear, "I know I have not been honest, and loyal to you.
I was dating Ekard-I know I was attracted to him, but that was a
blind attraction, Tom."
Tom sighed heavily, letting go of his gaze on
the surreal moon, and stared on Melissa's eyes, yet his face has
an insensitive approach. "If you love me, why did you do it with
Melissa's eyes widened, as Tom stared directly
on her hazel eyes, he knew too well that it alarmed her. "Tom-how
"That's not the question, Melissa!" Tom yelled,
and that was the first time he called Melissa by her first name
for years, as mostly he would be giving her sweet names when they
That strong urge of voice coming from Tom hit
her with a terrible stabbing pain in her heart, she wanted to
tell him about it, and was too scared, instead, "Tom-everyone's
doing it, but the reason was I only thought Ekard was
"What was that supposed to mean?! We've been on
for five years-we never had sex! I respected you as a woman! I
know, you-you defiled your own virginity for someone you know for
only two months!" Tom raged as his fist clenched with his brows
knitted by his anger.
"You kept on saying those words as you
"What do you mean?! That we need to have sex
just to say we love each other? I-for five years I cannot believe
I was dating a whore!" justified Tom.
There would be no end to this, Melissa thought
about it after realizing what she had done, clearly men only
wanted women for sex, but yet, few men like Tom do respect women.
How could I be so foolish? She thought, but she cannot go back
now to how she was back then.
"I'm sorry Tom…" said Melissa, and that was the
only words she could say, nothing else came out of her lips. Her
heart turned to sorrow and betrayal. It served as betrayal for
Tom, and also, betrayal for herself as well as Ekard betraying
her. She wanted to say something, but suddenly, a deep and sharp
sensation came suddenly out of her neck.
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Tom's eyes were trembling; he remained standing
to where he was. Melissa saw those eyes, her confusion as well as
Tom's unknown fear proved something is wrong. She tried reaching
for her neck as she felt fine and smooth fingernails etching to
her, and soon, blood flowed in small endeavor.
She was forced by a strong pull of the hands of
her assailant, and come face to face with a girl in dark, crimson
eyes, messy, long hair and notable huge wings similar to a bat,
holding her high enough in which made her feet not touching the
ground. Struggling to breathe, Melissa panicked in desperation in
an attempt to flee from the stricken grasp.
Suddenly, a smooth, moist matter shoved in her
lips, Melissa wasn't able to see it thoroughly but she noticed
someone just kissed her.
The girl released Melissa where she fell on the
ground. She grimaced in pain, and upon her eyes, she noticed the
girl floating just above her, and came gliding closer to.
She screamed on top of her lungs, for the girl
doesn't have her legs with her-worse, her hips or lower torso is
nowhere to be seen, she was unnaturally flying with only her
upper body, with her flesh hanging loosely above her viscera, and
she's holding something only Melissa could recognize well
Ekard's decapitated head.
"How was the taste of the sweet blood of your
precious lover?" said the girl, not minding Tom who was standing
frozen a few meters away from them. Her enormous wings came
flapping momentarily for her to remain up in the air, which
fanned an even air of fright cold as ice.
Melissa then noticed the salty taste she
had-she knew it was a kiss, and now she realized the horror that
it was Ekard's severed head that linked her lips conjured with
his blood. His eyes were yanked, with the left eye still partly
intact, while the right was seen hollow. Blood is still dripping
on her neck, and was clutched onto his hair by this horrifying
girl. She drew Ekard's head closer to Melissa, making her more
frightened and shivering at the same time, a mixture of fear and
sadness kept alive wild on her senses.
Within moments, the girl never wasted time-and
upon opening her mouth, Melissa felt an immediate sharp pain on
Twitching to the pain she felt, she looked with
much fear to see the girl's tongue elongated and pierced through
her tummy, turning her insides for a taste this girl is trying to
Her eyes cannot believe it, it must be a
It's not, and she was dying… veering to her
right, Tom watched her die before his
eyes. Tom only stood motionless as this horrifying
girl is eating her alive. He cannot help her, and was remained
still in fear, Melissa wanted to see him for one last time, and
he signaled Tom to run, pointing to his direction as blood keeps
escaping her lips splattering.
"You deserved it…" said a voice which
Melissa cannot believe to whom it belonged-it was Tom. "You are
one nice looking whore who would go to a man you could see
wanting your flesh." He said with placid eyes and a still look on
Melissa thought she heard him wrong, she knew
Tom would protect her from anything; except this is a situation
beyond horror. Judging from her appearance, this girl is a
manananggal (man-na-nang-gal), or also known as
Her hopes were dried and was turned into
another form of betrayal as Tom drew closer to her while the
manananggal was clutching her neck and slowly ripping up her
She realized Tom was never in fear when he
watched this girl maiming her-in fact, he was waiting for that
moment, witnessing the bitter violence the detached-bodied girl
"Melissa…" said Tom as he caressed softly her
hair for him to gaze her face to. "…does Ekard's skin feel the
same as how Mikas is doing this to you?"
Melissa kept silent. Who is Mikas, she wanted
to ask, but she cannot any more produce her voice for the
question. Then it hit her almost the same time she thought about
it, Mikas is the girl eating her. Tom kept gazing his eyes to
hers, waiting for an answer.
Was that an insult? Ekard's skin, as how Tom
said it, he was pointing the fact of what happened between her
and Ekard. She could only shake her head slowly, trying to say
"no". Tom smiled after, and an evil sneer at that.
"You see Melissa; women should not be that
dense or foolish when it comes to sex." said Tom as he stood up,
went closer to Mikas. "After your intimate meeting, as I had
known, about five times you and he had sex encounters, you know
yourself how many times really it has been, he left you, and now
you came coming back to me after he broke your heart
Tom paused, and bent himself a little closer
with a serious tone on his voice, "Am I just another whore to you
that you can use whenever you need me?"
Melissa was hurt by his words, but she cannot
argue no more, she knew her fate with this, and the pain as her
intestines were ruthlessly yanked by Mikas was an added trouble.
Her intestines were seen in bolus formation as her stomach was
further ripped by Mikas by just using her elongated
Breathing heavily, Melissa attempted to hold
Tom-but Tom kept a distance to her, holding Mikas' shoulder
"When I was hurt by your actions, you should
know how hurt I was. We were about to get married, I told you to
wait for a year and you promised…we promised," said Tom, pausing
a little and continued, "you promised you will wait, and we would
be 24 years old as we will be joined in the promised covenant of
marriage. But you didn't, Melissa, you strayed away from me…your
lust won over your love, if you ever had loved me."
She wanted to say she really loved Tom, her
feelings for him remained strong, and she only had an infatuation
which turned as a grave mistake. Ekard took her virginity from
her, and upon realizing her mistakes she wanted to make up to Tom
in any way she can.
But Tom didn't permit it-he doesn't want to, he
don't need to. "Weak girls such as you who only felt happiness in
a stolen passion shouldn't be needed to make second chances,
Melissa. You tried telling me, and you somehow expect after all
that has happened I would forgive you. You're too naïve, and
hollow-even shallow. You should have known your feelings more,
not given up your virginity, and mostly, our promise-" Tom halted
for a second before pulling enough air to shout, "we promised,
"Tom…" Mikas intruded as she flipped her tongue
out of Melissa's intestines, her lips were painted by Melissa's
rich and warm blood dripping. "She's already dying, I can feel
her heart slowly stopping and skipping up a few beats. It's
enough now, you have delivered her your hatred."
Tom nodded to Mikas in response, and looked to
Melissa for the last time, saying, "Melissa, good bye…Mikas saved
me from your infidelity-while I was in dire situation of losing
you, she kept me alive-and understood the pain I felt." Tom
unbuttoned his polo shirt, revealing a huge scar on his chest
which Melissa can still see even with her faint vision.
"I gave my heart to Mikas, this scar proves it.
She tasted the grief and the love flowing mine, and has
acknowledged it-giving my heart to her is a sure faith of my love
for Mikas. You may not be able to see her in her reverted-human
look, but she has a beauty of an innocent angel, with eyes
featured to be teary, thin lips that invite a kiss. All her
features match well with her satin white dress blood-tinged."
Said Tom, eyeing sweetly to Mikas; Mikas only look at him with
serene eyes, and veered back to Melissa, opening her lips where
her tongue grew slowly, ready to dealt the final pain to
"This I can say, I love Mikas…and farewell,
With those cold statements marked as the end,
Mikas stabbed deeper to Melissa's flesh using her tongue.
Melissa's eyes were bleeding as the gushes of blood went flowing
excessively towards her head. With a passionate fervor, Mikas
bent closer to her neck and slit up her veins, tasting and
drinking her blood as it runs overflowing her tongue, running
down to her chest, staining her white garment in crimson dye. Tom
watched Mikas in vile sweetness of the contentment of the taste
of her ex-girlfriend.
Of course, even if Mikas doesn't have her lower
torso just yet, but her intestine and viscera are remained
Footsteps were heard alongside soon enough;
Mikas' lower torso and feet came walking near them out of the
woods. She was already about to finish her meal, and upon tasting
Melissa's sweetness of flesh and meat, Mikas cleaved her mouth
using her fingenails; eating up her soft tongue coated with her
own blood and licking her eyes for its flavor. Finally, Mikas
withdrew from the upper part to acquire Melissa's ovaries-the
most favored taste of self-segmenters: ovaries and the whole
reproductive system of the female.
"…she's pregnant…!" Mikas blurted in her
ecstasy of tasting the newly-developed fetus on Melissa's womb,
though Tom was not surprised, he already knew it beforehand, he
have close friends as his resources of knowing Melissa's
condition. She tasted it fervently with her tongue as its parts
went down to her throat. Lucid to the fetus' taste, Mikas moaned
in contentment as the last supple of meat of the luscious fetus
came inside her mouth.
Shortly, after finishing her succulent meal,
Mikas attached herself to her lower torso.
"Did you have an enjoyable meal?" said Tom in a
zealous manner, locking his arms on her waist.
"Yes…my dear, it is a taste I seek, the juice
of the rich blood of a fetus… but it's not as delicious as your
heart that you gave to me…the taste of your dear heart remained
timeless around my taste buds…an enticing savor it was for me."
said Mikas, squinting to Tom with her arms around his
The night grew longer; Tom went closer to Mikas
for his kiss, the ravage lust of sweet blood in her lips meeting
his. It was a kiss received from someone who has a love that has
been scarred, and now has turned into zealous pleasure.
Mastermosher's sentence given: Tom watched her die
before his eyes.
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Title: Hybrid Stigmata
Artist: Dimmu Borgir
NOTE: A manananggal (man-na-nang-gal) or self-segmenter is a
Philippine mythological creature, with the features noted as
cited in the short story; and all of them are females. Their
primary targets are pregnant women. In translation of Filipino
language, "manananggal" literally mean not as exact to the words
but akin to "butcher" or "slaughter" probably due to her ability
of her lower torso detaching the upper part of her body.