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Opening Lines – Unearthly Scars

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“You said you would show me the scars.”

I can feel her recoil from me in the dark.

“Why?” She said, her tone accusing. “Why do you want to see them?”

“Well, cause I like you.” I try to be subtle, but not too obtuse. “And if we’re going to take this any farther, which I think we’d both like to, I’m going to have to see them.”

“Some people get off on them. They’re transfixed by them, what they mean. There’s a whole fetish for it. How do I know you’re not one of those people?”

“Susan…c’mon, it’s me. You know me better than that.”

“Maybe.”

She gets up from the bed, and I hear fabric shifting over skin.

“Turn the light on.” Her voice is weak, unsure.

“Susan, we don’t have to – not right now – if you don’t want to.”

“Turn the light on.”

I flick the switch, and my breath catches in my throat.

Across her breasts, abdomen and upper thighs was a lattice of impossibly thin scars. A mad spider web running across the core of her body. Her hands move awkwardly, opening and closing, arms rigid against her sides. I try to catch her eyes, she avoids mine.

I turn the light back off.

She slips back into bed, into my arms. I can feel the scars under my fingers. Raised ridges across her back. I hold her tighter.

“What did they do to you?” I whisper.

“I don’t know.” She presses her head into my chest. “They put things in me to make me more like them. Took things out they didn’t think belonged.”

I command every ounce of my being to make her feel safe.

“I was lucky, I guess. Wasn’t compatible”

Her tears wet my chest.

“They left me on Earth.”

Another of the 300 word bits from Lindsey’s Opening Lines prompts.

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One Response to “Opening Lines – Unearthly Scars”

  1. Brandon Says:

    Yes!

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