Song: Jack Savoretti: “We Are Bound.”

Lyrics

Planned a great escape

Keep the wolves away

Together we can hide like runaways

We can find a way

See the sun again

You and I are meant for better days

 

We’re not the enemy

Tired of saying we’re sorry for our love

We are bound to a place where they won’t follow

Where we are bound

Our hearts will take us there

It’s just a game of truth or dare

 

Leave the broken dream

Find the missing key

Nobody told us how hard this would be

Keep the memories

Only what we need

Until we find some time that we can believe

 

We’re not the enemy

Tired of saying we’re sorry for our love

We are bound to a place where they won’t follow

Where we are bound

Our hearts will take us there

It’s just a game of truth or dare

 

Promises fade

Well, I promise that ours will remain

Don’t be afraid

To walk down this path that we’ve made

 

We are bound to a place where they won’t follow

Where we are bound

Our hearts will take us there

It just a game of truth

We are bound to a place where they won’t follow

Where we are bound

Our hearts will take us there

It just a game of truth or dare

 

Planned a great escape

Keep the wolves away

You and I are meant for greater days

 

Storyline one

Escape.

Fantasy, non-human star-crossed lovers, escaping from forbidden love into the unknown. Running through the night, chased by families to kill them for being together.  Leap to unknown.

Storyline two

Dare.

f/m couple, in bed. Bound, trust, kiss, undone, love, lost and completely alone in the world. Both healing and broken souls. Honeymoon.

 

Draft one – Escape.

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Night cooled as the lovers ran with the sound of wolves howling behind, crossing fields into a small wood.

Tern, with his huge frame and bright amber eyes, turned to Grace. With her face bright with fear in the moonlight, he kissed her. Possibly for the last time, yet he needed to feel her warm body against his, and her soft lips in a kiss.

“You can go back.” He held her tight.

“Never.”

Her delicate voice made his heart clench. “You can have a life, go back to your family. No one knows what will happen if we do this.”

“There is no home for me here, only death. I will be an outcast, apart from our kind forever. They will kill us. We made our choice when we became bound. We must try. We’re dead anyway.”

Tears shone in her eyes, and he nodded, as the howling gained.

“Come on.” He grabbed her hand again, and they ran into the forest, his keen sight leading them through the ancient trees. They jumped felled logs, their agile strength guiding them into the unknown.

The sound of pursuit faded in the thick woods. Their families, who were now their enemies, feared the old magic at the edge of the world.

There was no other choice; it was the only way out, to be together, and escape the enmity of their families. They might die, and live beyond for all time together, or the stories were real, and another world waited for them.

Faint light glowed, a shining pool in the dark.

Fear surged, and with it, hope.

They stood panting at the precipice, the mist below hovered over the water beneath.

The howling neared; the sound of their pursuers gaining.

The lovers looked at each other, and with a nod, hands clasped tight, they leapt. The cold hit them as they were sucked down into the unknown beyond the magic of the wood.

Not once did he let her hand go, nor would he again.

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