Nevertheless, It's not a case of a corrupt contract established between those two.
Cos' I can still only give credit to your narrative If the conclusion is once more wagnerian, that is, If the conclusion leads to another romantic narrative.
That is, If it leads to an actual contract in love.
You say that "true salvation lies not with heaven's mercy", and you imediately justify the Plan B,
But in the look of their eyes I see not resignation, I see the opposite, I see epiphany and adoration (sometimes sexual) by his part, and I see controled and all powerful lust by her part.
Which means, visually at least, that they both sustain a scene of delight, not anything that could aproach the realms of penance.
The likes of Saint Augustin would promptly burn a picture like this,
cos' HIS solution to the problem is the complete opposite,
Even more in his case in particular, when he lived in intense debauchery for his first thirty years of life.
What's to come from such a nature, that's forced to deny just that in which he praises the best delight of life in the name of something that STILL has yet no name at all!
What I'm trying to say is that your narrative is romantic to me.
But It's sexual in It's romanticism,
which is a great and rare accomplishment.
We must be allways grateful for those likes of people that had to pave the way for us to walk through It with such apparent freewill.
Anyway, I've looked all your other work here and I can say the same of the rest:
Allways afirmative you are!
Whole lots of fire,
powerfull expression on the figures,
That is, high level of art.