She bustled around her house, casting a critical eye over the settings to make sure everything was just so.
He walked along jauntily, with a spring in his steps as he contemplated what awaited him on his return. She had embraced him with more than a hint of passion as he had said goodbye that morning and had whispered in his ears that tonight’s dinner was going to be special.
She was almost always dressed in black, her only concession to fashion being the spot of colour on her fitted skirts, today it was a bright splash of red.
He had heard tales about her, he had seen them whispering to each other when he had introduced her as his soul mate, but he hadn’t and still didn’t care. Nothing had come of their suspicions anyway, he was living proof of that.
All her side dishes were set out, he was providing the main course, he prided himself on his ability to feed his family.
He hurried home, muttering apologies to those he bumped into in his haste.
She spun around furiously in her bid to get ready, and cast one last glance at her reflection. Her dark eyes, alive with excitement, stared back at her.
He came in, and stared at the table. He turned to her questioningly, but the words he was about to utter were swallowed up in the fierceness of her kiss and warm embrace.
She wrapped her arms around him as she transported him to dizzying heights of passion.
‘What about dinner?’ he gasped when he was able to catch a breath.
‘You, my dear, are it’ came her drawled reply as she sank her teeth into his neck and released her venom into him.
She stepped back to admire her handiwork, and nodded in satisfaction. She had swaddled her erstwhile partner in a silken cocoon and placed his body right in the middle of the table, ready for serving. She had grown fond of him in the time they had spent together, and she knew he would taste even better for it.
The black widow spider smiled as she lifted her carving knife.
Compliments of the season, hope you all had a great Christmas. I do not celebrate the fact that He was born on that day, but the fact that He was born, and still lives. Thanks for stopping by, and for reading this, my 100th post :D! Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous and God-filled 2012. Onwards, and upwards!