Soon we would need to feed, even if soberly.
“They are swarming, soon they will fly away toward those trees…” I said, “And disappear beyond those clouds…” you replied. It was the end of the long day, we would soon pack for the night, fold the tent, get ready for the hunt. Soon we would need to feed, even if soberly. Your green eyes turned to me. I could see the signs on your skin. I drew the sharp blade, it glittered in the dying light.
We heard an owl. The starlings had disappeared, as you predicted. “I am thirsty.” You said. A small cut would suffice. As you enlaced me, your arms around my neck, I saw the red of your beloved lips, felt the despair in your embrace. I held you tight, and as you drank, became as one with the monster in you.