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

Heart’s Inexplicable Encounter
by Bea Jensen Gödel

   Waiting alone in the secret alcove they had both come to know so well, with the amoral fragrance of a new spring wafting in from outside, the wholly heartbroken Roger thought once more of young Becky, the one person left who could help her. He was now, according to The Times, lost forever in the wilds of the Amazon.
   At that moment came an inrush of cool air as the door was flung open, and she realized, in a single instant, what was now to happen. He was here! “There’s only ever been you, Diaphanous One!” he mumbled.
   Just then, he once again began to woo her with the sensual voice of his Stradivarius, and as he excitedly began to show her his plans for the villa they were to share, she at last understood that for the two of them, life was only now really beginning.

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