The Naiad's Lover Ch 1: The Old Man in the CornerYou hardly noticed him sitting there, so absorbed were you in your travel brochures. Water enchanted you – lakes, rivers, oceans – and as soon as you had spotted the brochure on the rack at the sleepy souvenir shop, you had known immediately that you wanted to take the aqua-tour. You gazed at the picture of the waterfall dreamily, already hearing the roar of the cascade, and feeling the spray of the water against your face.
“Excuse me,” a soft, hoarse voice ventured. Startled, you looked up from your papers and noticed an elderly man sitting across the table from you. He smiled at you shyly. “I couldn’t help but overhear that you were planning a hike; that you wanted to visit our water features.” You were astonished. You couldn’t believe that the old man had been sitting there for so long without you noticing him. You were sure that at least twenty minutes had elapsed since you and your travelling companion had concluded your di
The Naiad's Lover Ch 2: Separations and New LoversTired from the day's adventures, you dragged yourself into the inn's restaurant. You had had a lot of fun that day, but you could have hardly waited for the sun to set. As you entered the busy dining hall, you chided yourself for not having set a time with the old man. It had been much later when he had met you the night before. You stood for a moment, scanning the room; there he was in his usual spot near the window. You hurried towards him, your companion in tow. You had told him of the old man's story until his ears hurt, and he was now just as curious as you were. Settling down beside your new friend, you quickly introduced them. The three of you discussed what to have for dinner, then ordered when the waitress came up to you. As soon as she turned away, you turned to the old man, eyes sparkling. Reminding yourself that his name was Benjamin, you apologized for your abruptness and asked him to continue the previous night's story. Benjamin laughed, but was all too happy to
The Naiad's Lover Ch 3: Breaking TiesIt had been a cold, rainy day. You and your travelling companion had been forced to stay indoors, but there were a number of interesting books and board games in your room, so the day had not been a total loss. You could not help but think of Benjamin as the rain beat heavily against the roof and windows; you had paused a few times to listen for yourself, to see whether you could truly hear a woman's voice in the rainfall.
At dinnertime, you and your friend descended to the dining hall. You made a beeline for the place that you now called Benjamin's Corner, and sure enough, he was waiting there. After you had all ordered your dinner, he continued his story.
My life changed drastically in the year following Jane's death. I regained my appetite, but I was always tired, due to lack of deep sleep. I often had recurring nightmares; one of the most common was one in which Jane and I were performing some normal, mundane activity, when she would suddenly turn and stare at me with
The Naiad's Lover Ch 4: Benjamin's Last WordsYou hurried down to the dining hall before you were really hungry. You were a bit surprised to find that Benjamin was already there. You sat down, and your friend beside you.
"You're early today," Benjamin smiled. You were embarrassed to admit that you had been wondering about the story all day. You couldn't wait to hear about how Benjamin finally conquered the woman in the woods. Benjamin smiled at you strangely, but cleared his throat and began to tell you the last part of his story.
I took the day off work to mentally prepare myself for what I was planning to do that evening. I wasn't sure how a man went about killing his former lover, but I would have to figure out how to do it. It was only the morning after my visit to the cult leader, but I knew that I didn't want to waste another day before cutting off my ties with Iris. If it meant that I could relax enough to get restful sleep at night, I was all too eager to do it.
That night, I trudged through my ol
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