Avatar Author: j. smthng The best thing I ever wrote was a cheesy poem-satire about unrequited chocobo love. ... Also, I can get pretty verbose sometimes. The Ficly stories are good for me because I'm making an effort not to sequel myself (an... Read Bio

Let me tell you about Sergei. He’s 6’1", lean and muscular; his color is a beautiful reddish-brown and he is well-proportioned. We’ve been together for almost a year, and I’ve never regretted a day of it.

We have our problems, like any couple. He doesn’t like it when the weather is too hot or cold; he becomes peevish, and then I become peevish, and then we’re both peevish and one of us walks off in a huff. (Usually me.) At night, I’m too tired to see him when I get home, let alone spend any time with him. In the morning, we might have a song and a quick caress before I leave for work again.

It’s magical when we have an afternoon to ourselves. I can touch him for hours, closing my eyes and singing along as we play Bach, Brahms, Chopin. Our favorite piece is his namesake’s Prelude in C# minor, Op. 3, no. 2. It’s OUR piece, one we played when we met at the music shop. I squealed when we got to the recapitulation; that’s when I fell in love. His power is breathtaking.

Every pianist should have her own piano.

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  1. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    I really want to learn that prelude… very nicely done, very tender and beautiful.

  2. Avatar j. smthng

    Thanks! It is a fun prelude to play. An earlier draft said, “I scared myself when we got to..” and it’s true; it surprises me every time I get to that part. :)

    (edit note: changed “slim” to “lean” in first paragraph)

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