For your reading pleasure, Tempest presents yet another exquisite example of romantic narrative…

Beside the Uncivilized Passion
by Professor Ken Strongarm Heinlein, OBE

   Waiting alone in the full knowledge that her fate was now sealed, with the barely instinctive faint traffic hum wafting in from outside, Adolph thought once more of Senator Igraine, the masterful tutor who had transformed her from a mere girl into a real woman. He was now, according to that television program, seeking a new life as a Foreign Legionnaire.
   It was then that came a knock at the door, and she instinctively checked her fingernails. He was here! “I couldn’t stay away, my dangerous, unknown partner-in-crime!” he said in that unforgettable hypnotic drawl.
   Only in this moment of extremity could it have happened that the music in her heart rose to a new crescendo of happiness, and as he dabbed at her tears with the handkerchief she herself had made for him, she at last understood that for the two of them, life was only now really beginning.

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