Author: Droogie PM
Love, trust, betray, and selfishness.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Angst - Words: 198 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 06-19-07 - Status: Complete - id: 2378747
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Suffer. Was hurt.
Lace slipped through his fingers.
Mercutio left his Romeo
to face the horrors of mankind.
Blind faith given sight,
Slavery given free will,
Promises of the old taken back.
He leaned flush against the wall
to slide to the floor.
The slave left his master
and abandoned all oaths.
He ripped apart the bond between them,
Setting loose the demons and tragedies of Pandora's Box
Untying the knots,
the strings of hope
that one day this Romeo wouldn't be alone.
Juliet proved faithless.
Leaving her Romeo to collapse into the arms of his beloved;
Beloved in rust.
The one who kept his secrets and knew his thoughts.
The slave who fought on his behalf
and slept by his bedside.
The first to see his face in the morning
and to take the time to cautiously knot—
to lovingly tie—the laces upon his shoes.
To form a bow. And confirm his place.
Death does ghastly things.
It severs ties.
And forces betrayal on even the most loyal.
Mercutio. The dead slave.
The lying, despicable dog.
The traitor and irresponsible, damnedest creature.
Shoelaces drifted to the marble floor