War and Peace

Avatar Author: RicoLaser Another Ficlets refugee. Collaborated on the unfinished, late, lamented (at least by me) Lake Derry Murders story with a fine writer whose name I'm ashamed to say escapes me right now. I live in Los Angeles and I'm an ... Read Bio

She laughs again, and when she does it comes from somewhere deep within her, some recess of salvation he wishes he could touch. He loves that sound. It sends a tingle down his spine, but it starts in his brain, where it usually starts with her.

The bed is deep. When she sleeps she takes it all, his side annexed by the benevolent dictatorship of her legs. But she’s awake now, and she still has it all. That’s why she’s laughing, of course, at his pitiful attempts at insurgency. Her limbs don’t budge. She is resolute, a grinning samurai protecting her lord’s fiefdom with a fearsome kind of joy.

He decides the game has ended, swiftly pulling her wrists above her head and pinning them with one hand, then grabbing hold of her legs with the other arm, removing them safely back to her homeland. He is much bigger than she is, but still she fights like she’s fighting for God or home or some sacred thing.

“You give up?” He asks, knowing what’s next.

“I always win,” she warns.

And you know what? Sometimes she does.

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  1. Avatar Lady Venuquin

    I love the playful nature of this piece. It’s quite cute.

  2. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    I like the military references peppered throughout, but, as the good Lady says, in a playful way – it’s a cute, but incredibly mature and well-written study of a relationship…

    Complete in itself, but presenting characters which could be expanded on in sequels really nicely – a lovely piece! MH :)