My monster

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: December 30, 2017

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For years I have been afraid of my monster. The thought of him paralyzed me, the memory of his scent shaking me to the core with such power that I thought I might never be able breath again.

Now, lying in his arms, feeling his breath on my neck, I feel almost safe. Not because any particular feeling I have toward the man that hides the monster inside, but rather because of the realization that slowly slithers up my body, through my veins and into my mind.

You see, something happens to you when you sleep with a monster. Under the covers, lightened by the moon, surrounded by their very essence, you see them for what they truly are.

Vulnerable. Exposed.

The boogeymen we were taught to fear all our life are nothing but mere humans. It's true, they are very dangerous, capable of atrocities. But so are the rest of us.

I now understand that there is truly nothing to be afraid of. I can take his life right now. Strangle him, stab him, cut his body into a million pieces. I can slay my dragon. And if I can defeat my demon, anyone can.

I caress his face, enjoying the subtle that grows on his cheeks. He truly is a beautiful monster. And like that, the urge to kill him is gone, along with the fear. Finally, I can take my revenge, and the thoughts that have consumed me for years no longer give me the pleasure and satisfaction they had. For a moment, I feel lost. Empty almost.  

But the moment doesn't last long, because he opens his eyes and I feel my breath taken away. They look almost black in this light, and suddenly I realize.

I will destroy him. He will know the pain that he has caused me, only tenfold. My pain was caused by a stranger. His pain will be caused by me. And by the way he looks at me, I already know that he's hurting. After all, you know what they say.

Love is pain.  


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