By xNahtebx 3 Comments
Silence fell between the three
And then, quite unexpectedly
Nahteb spoke "I have misgivings
About this so-called eternal living
But if it means our love won't die...
The appeal of that can't be denied
Imagine, Gober, that we're never parted
Neither of us broken hearted
Death a thing that comes for others
While you and I are eternal lovers
What do you think?" She eyed him sweetly
Celso watched and smiled discretely
Both waited on the man's reply
With quickening breath and eager eyes
Then Gober said "I promised you
I would do all that I can do
To bring to you your every need"
And reluctantly, he then agreed
"So we have a deal then?" Celso asked
And both the lovers answered fast
They nodded, smiled, and linked their hands
They made their vows to the sad old man
Then Verrier grinned and raised his brow
"Well it would seem I have you now
You took an oath that can't be changed"
He looked at them and laughed, deranged
"Enjoy eternal life, young woman
I know I will" and then he summoned
A Rainbow Bridge between he and Gober
Snatched the man, and threw him over
Gober vanished before their eyes
And that's when Nahteb realised
She and her lover had been tricked
In ways too cunning to predict
"Where did he go?" young Nahteb pleaded
"Everything you said was heeded
Bring him back!!" The girl demanded
But Verrier jeered "My dear, he's stranded
Far away in Neverwhere
And you will never find him there
For you may dearly love your man
But he and I have other plans"
Nahteb fell to her knees and cried
"Damn you Verrier, you lied!
You offered me eternity
With Gober at the side of me!!"
And at this she saw Celso smirk
Admiring his own handiwork
"I said your love would last forever
I never said you'd be together"