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“Stay with me. Please.”

She knows better – she should know better. She should be asking Dara to flee, to save herself at least, to live a long and happy life without her. Love demands it of her. So do her morals. But she can’t stop herself: here in the darkness, half-crushed already and bleeding more than she could survive, she can’t bear the thought of facing death alone.

A part of her hopes that Dara will ignore her dying pleas. But Dara lies down beside her, kissing her hair, fingers laced through mangled flesh.

They wait for the end together.
Written for Flash Fiction Month 2018, day 30. This year I'm also fulfilling a challenge by an anonymous contributor: Every character must be queer.

The rest of today's stories can be found here.

Wordcount: 100.

If you've enjoyed this story, you may be interested in the collection of all my FFM stories this year: Beyond Dreams. You may also enjoy my FFM collections from the previous four years: Borrowed Strength, Ephemeron, Palalgia, and Changeling.
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squanpie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, I shouldn't read these at work - I'm sniffling a bit now. So sweet, but oh so sad. :heart:
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018   Writer
Aw. Thank you!
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I always think the fewer words you have, the harder the story is to write. And this is done so, so well. Only 100 words - and yet absolutely nothing more is needed.
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018   Writer
Thank you! I've written a surprising number of drabbles this month - mostly when I needed to recover from the longer pieces - but they're definitely hard in their own way: it's so important to make every word count. I'm glad I've managed it. :D
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bookcrusher Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Student Writer
A heartbreaking yet warming end. It’s amazing how much emotion you can pack in so few words!
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018   Writer
Thank you so much!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018   Writer
Sad end, but also bittersweet. A really good job. :+fav:
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018   Writer
Thank you. :thanks:
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ilyilaice Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
Sad and sweet.
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018   Writer
:heart:
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TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Student Writer
So much said with so little. Bravo.
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2018   Writer
Thank you. :D
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