Safe In Hell
Donnie? Hi! Are you okay? Sorry, I mean, how are you?
Okay? Well, not yet. Fine I suppose.
Yeah, later on though…when the world is at a distance and we can talk…
Him? He’s no one…he wants to get to know me but…that’s best left a mystery.
I’ve missed you. A lot. And I’ve loved…everything about our time together. I was afraid you’d stay away forever.
I feel the same way. I’m…sorry I left so abruptly, but…if I hadn’t kept a polite distance until my head cleared…
Maybe we were too involved the first time. We should have waited…a little…longer…
You know, for all of that…I’m certain we’ll both be in the same position again. I’m addicted to you…and I don’t know any other way to say it.
If we marry and raise our daughter…
We already share the same name. We could move somewhere…Isn’t there someplace in New Mexico we could go? Where no one knows you as part of a family but just as yourself?
I don’t think they’d let us leave. It’s been odd since Dad died, but…what’s normal anyway?
Us. We are. We’re not like…maybe if they couldn’t see us come and go…maybe…
The only thing I’m sure of is I don’t want to leave my – wife – to the ‘mercies’ of family again.
And the reason you’ve been gone since before Audrey was born? Will that return? Will you love me, really love me? Or are you trapped between guilt and duty?
No. I didn’t come back to say goodbye again. It may…trouble me now and then, but, ultimately…you’re the mother of my child…
We need each other. I need you…
The world isn’t complete without you…no matter how much of a cliché that may be...I won’t survive without you.
That’s very poetic…enough to make my entire body ache, if you want to trade clichés. But that isn’t what I want to hear. So?
I love you. If that isn’t enough to link us together in some perpetual shunning by everyone we know, then I have no idea what else would.
That’s enough. From now on and forever, we are not nor have we ever been siblings. We are now husband and wife. Where there is no sin…
There is no offense?
Time to cut our ties to the clan.
God help us.