Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Chapter Twenty-Four - Prologue

The apartment is silent, with the exception of his gentle snores and her steady breathing. His skin is white and clammy, hers is dark and silky, and their limbs are intertwined like true lovers; her leg over his hips, her arm over his chest, and if it were not for the stark contrast in colours, an onlooker would not have been able to decipher where she ended and he began.

She stirs, moving as she does, and her slight movement awakens him from his peaceful slumber. He blinks, letting his eyes sharpen into focus and then stiffens when he feels her soft skin beside him. His heart begins to pound as he desperately runs through the previous night's events. He remembers getting ready to go clubbing with his friends. He remembers dancing, colours, girls, sweat, music, lights, drinks. So many drinks. He remembers falling out of a taxi.

And then blackness.

He turns to look at the time. 05:15. He is too afraid to look at her, too afraid to confirm what he has done.

His throat is dry, but he is reluctant to disengage himself from her to go and get a glass of water. His mouth tastes like stale beer, and it takes him a while to realise that he also smells like it as well.

If he moves she will wake up.

And then he will have to look at her. And, worse, he will have to talk to her.

He closes his eyes and tries to go back to sleep. Things will be better in the morning. The sunlight will dispel the nightmare as it does darkness. His eyes become laden with sleep, and he turns over and presses his body against hers, enjoying the sensation of skin against skin.

Maybe it didn't have to be over.

10 comments:

Jaz said...

So short! Is this goldenboy and sugar?

Hijabis On Ranting Tour. said...

aww noo another brother fell to the dark side :P

Jaz said...

Ohh, it's not the whole thing. Thanks for posting the prologue!

Media Junkie said...

ooo..sound's like huda's hubby...

Keep Guessing said...

this makes me want more...btw, this is chiggywiggy.

Keep Guessing said...

awesome work..keep it up

angie nader said...

you are teasing us :)
i cant wait till you write more!

ModestJustice said...

oooh dang.

Sugar and Goldenboy? But she ran away from him.

Suspense, suspense!

happsgirl said...

oh my..this sounds sinister. is this that no good hubby of Huda's?

Anonymous said...

i have been reading your blog, and it is so sooooo sooooo good that i have had all my friends and colleagues ta work to read it too! the best thing is that you can relate to the places and charaters in the novel. we all are waiting for more chapters to come. please post more soon!!!!! and thanks a lot for great reading, you totally rock!!!!