One Page At A Time

A very brief post today. Enjoy..

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At first she worried he might not like what he would find… flicking through the pages.

“Position yourself!” her dad had kept telling her. Those words were resounding right now. “You never can tell!”

And so she allowed him.

The first glance was the most difficult. It felt like a look into her soul, as though his eyes were uncovering her deepest secrets, her fears and anxieties, hopes and wishes; when really she didn’t have too many. When some time ago she had avoided all eye-contact, she allowed herself to be looked at now. With words unspoken, she granted him the permission to dig deeper. To roam about. Allowing him the freedom to search as far and wide as he needed to.. wanted to.. through the valleys and alleys and corners of her soul.

When she smiled, he was encouraged. She already understood, and he would too. He was determined to. He had noticed something precious. He couldn’t put his fingers on it.. didn’t want to do it too soon anyway. It happened the moment he set eyes on her, it was nothing tangible, but very profound still. He needed time. He needed to know he was permitted to start the journey of discovery. And he was.

Accordingly, he began to read her like an open book. One page at a time.

The story of her life.. written in her eyes, marked on her skin. He read it in her words, the way she spoke, her intonations. It was all over her. In her childish laughter, her wide inquisitive eyes, her strong personality, her roaming spirit. It was in her carefree attitude, her high expectations, her dignified movements, her refined tastes. Her pure intentions, her righteous indignations.

And it confused him. How could nobody else have noticed? Was it that they hadn’t regarded her enough.. or had really only taken a second to stop and stare? Was it not her outward beauty that had inspired him to observe her deeper? What was it the others had failed to understand, see.. when it was all so apparent to him?

No, he wasn’t going to take any chances. He loved what he had found. Having read her for some time, he knew he needed to put his mark on her. He would claim her as his, with all her faults and short-comings.

And so he did the only thing he could: As an official extension of his, he gave her his name.

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Tyo says:

    Mon bébé,
    I LOVE THIS!
    This must be my favourite post of yours so far.
    No lie.. I absolutely love it!

  2. Tyo says:

    How the narration switches from/between him reading her as a book and as a person. Deep.
    No, really. This must be your best work so far..
    I love it.

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      Awwww.. thank you!
      Don’t know whether it’s my best, but I like it too 🙂

  3. *clutches heart*

    This is so sweet…

    *dries tears*

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      LOL Joker! *dropkicks*
      It’s not that sweet..

  4. EKENE says:

    Cool and touchy, could stand for Christ….”And so he did the only thing he could: As an official extension of his, he gave her his name”….thats my best part……Keep it up.

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      Zee!!!

      I didn’t even think of that until you brought it up.
      So true! Thanks for pointing it out 🙂

      (..and come back online on yahoo!!) x

  5. FP says:

    awww.. how romantic..
    the last paragraph nails it!!!

  6. olu says:

    ich hab die aergesten `goosebumps` bekommen, read it like a 100x really gd 🙂 well done oyin 🙂

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      Awww.. Olu, Olu! Thank you!

      And welcome back.. it’s been ages!! :p
      Bin am 5. Maerz in London.
      You better have my (Christmas)giftS ready..
      Thought I’d forget, huh? You wish!!! LoL

      Once again, thanks! 🙂

  7. olu says:

    yaayyyy : ) kk don`t worry but christmas giftS?? btw wusste gar nicht das du so gut im schreiben bist muss jetzt urr viel nachholen!!!
    It better be good 🙂

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      Lol.. I’ll (once again) take that as a compliment!
      Ja, hol nach.. liess, liess, liess und sag mir was dir (nicht) gefaellt!

      Yedi soll auch lesen! 🙂 x

  8. Vistor says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  9. olu says:

    will do 🙂

  10. kayshawy says:

    Wow…really good! Really really good!
    Confusing in a way…..considering the switch
    Could be easily translated as Christ and the church
    Could be about a man and his lover
    And could also be #Sexual
    Things the mind can do!!!!

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      Thank you! *bows*

      …another one pointing out the relationship between Christ and His Bride.. Hmmm.. nice!

      True, the mind is quite powerful..

    2. DeMorrieaux says:

      LOL..

      I just got back from church.. on the train it downed on me.. how this could also be #sexual

      I’m slow.. *covers face*

  11. 0latoxic says:

    Really beautiful piece. And I agree, probably your best post yet.

    🙂

  12. sisijacobs says:

    *swoons* “And so he did the only thing he could …”

    Amazing piece, me like … a lot !!!

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      Aww.. *blushes* thank you so much!
      And thanks for following too. I appreciate it!

  13. Phareedah says:

    very beautiful piece….

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