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Burning….

I didn’t mean to touch.

 

Really I didn’t…..

 

I had arranged my invisibility comfortably around me and was melting into my corner. The only way you could sense me was from my radiating disquiet.

 

I didn’t mean to touch.

 

But I had been longing to…

 

So I brushed against him.

 

And the spark that leapt to my skin was a solar flare.

 

I stared in disbelief as it smouldered on my skin, spreading like a slow burn. I looked up and saw him looking back. He could see. He was watching me materialise, my outline flickering into being. The blue of his eyes reflecting back the flame that consumed me.

 

I was dry. Bone dry. It wouldn’t take much to consume me. spreading like a wildfire.

But this was no cleansing fire. No, this was a slow, torturous glow. Its insidious tongues licked their way up my arms, up my shoulders, up my neck and spine; I had no choice but to surrender.

 

It had grown quiet. Or maybe it was just the crackling in my ears that drowned out all other sound. I was an inferno. A slow, contained inferno. All I could see of him was his eyes, glittering in the dark.

 

Transfixed.

 

What was I to do? I could not hold off the inevitable. I didn’t want to anymore. So I closed my eyes and gave in completely.  Savoring the comfort of the embers burning between us.

 

Later, it was said the column of fire left an indelible mark on the ceiling. It was said the flames went everywhere at once. But all of that is mere legend.

 

In truth, he reached out a hand, gathered the puddle of me into his palm and tucked me safely away.

 

But still, I must say this:

 

I didn’t mean to touch.

 

Again….

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