|The seven sins challenge|
I'm participating in Lady Antimony's seven deadly sins microfic challenge this week: seven sins, seven days, seven 100 word stories. Just do me a favour and don't count the words. Especially not for this one.
One Night Stand
I've been here too long already.
"Don't go," Luke says. "Please, you have to stay with me."
"I have to work." I pull my shirt on and stuff my ripped panties into my bag.
"I'll die if you leave me."
"Don't be so melodramatic." I let myself out and wonder how a one night stand turned into three days.
* * *
My skin feels too tight; my body hollow. I need something but I don't know what. I find myself in a bar, flirting with strangers, hungry for contact. I meet Ryan.
We fall into bed and the pain stops. When he's inside me I feel alive, feel whole.
In the morning I try to stop him leaving. "Please stay. I need you."
Ryan looks at the floor. "Look, I like you, but..."
"I'll die if you leave me." My body is raging, burning me up from the inside out.
"I'm sorry, I have to go." Ryan closes the door behind him.
I call Luke to ask what he has done to me.
His phone is dead.