Pass The Balm Of Gilead, Will You?
Posted October 31, 2007
... “And the lamplight o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted – nevermore!”
Varius: *chuckling* That Poe – he was such a party animal, to use the modern vernacular.
Arsinoe: That old chestnut! Always moping about his lost love – hmph.
Varius: Now, now – you never were one for sentiment. I admire that trait of yours. Of us you were always the hard-headed and practical one.
Arsinoe: Being a slave taught me there was no place for such indulgence. Your class had the luxury of it.
Varius: You never held it against me, did you? *smile*
Arsinoe: *smiling back* No… where would it have gotten me if I did? It has been a good life, better than any of my station have dreamed of.
Varius: And I was only too happy to share it with you. Returning to Mr. Poe, and good times with him – do you recall his mysterious disappearance before his death, my dear? Where was that he got to, and with whom…?
Arsinoe: A lady never kisses and tells.
Varius: Hahahaha! As if I didn’t know!
Arsinoe: And I am NO lady. *grin*
Varius: No… but you can pass for one when you are inclined. *chuckle*
Varius: Do you remember when we attended one of his private readings of “The Raven”? Such a melodious voice, caressing each word…
Arsinoe: I was always waiting for a verse where his landlord told him to get rid of that filthy bird. Wonder who cleaned the bust of Pallas, then, hm?
Varius: There you go again, being practical. I shall make it my duty tonight to lead you away from the practical… and towards the fanciful… mmmmm…
Arsinoe: Do you promise, then? I just might succumb, if persuaded convincingly… *snuggle*.
Varius: You always have my promise, dear one – I shall never deny you – anything…
Arsinoe: I know, I know… I just like to hear it again from time to time…
Varius: And this is one of those times… *kiss*.
They can be SUCH softies, can’t they?
Jill in WV’s bad boy, Gideon, sent me thanks for the martini set I sent to her. Waramon and Gobnait took credit for this, using it as a way to meet cute with Gideon: