The Ally (Akiva & Madrigal- Enemy, Part 3)


I don't see her slip away,

a flicker among clouds.




It tears me up to leave him.





My chest aches for her.

It shouldn't.




My heart pounds harder and

all I can think is

Would he have saved me?




She's different, she's a mist,

she's not a beast, she's a world.




My fingers burn from

touching him.

Madness or magic?




All I need is to

see her again

and I promise myself

I won't use the life

she's given me

to kill any more of her kin.




He is different.




She is different.




This is forbidden.




This is connection.




We are allies.



We are one.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Last part- this time starting with Akiva and switching back and forth between Akiva and Madrigal.  Seriously, if you ever get a chance to pick up Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, DO IT.  It is the best thing ever and beautiful and heartbreaking and amazing.

Written 2/26/16

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