"Thank you darling. I was sure you'd be a gentleman about
What I've asked you for, despite the fact that you would then miss out
On a lot of things I've had already. Isn't this exciting?
Now I'll give you my new story (on this topic). I've been writing.
So she sent her tale to his drive too, and then they chose to speak
For the evening, sometimes during dances, cheek to giant cheek.
When he looked at her big neck now, he had visions of descending
Down inside it with his dreams all met and coming to an ending.
When the party finished, tall Fyona-Mae kissed him goodbye.
In the month ahead, he read her story several times, to try
To commit himself to being what she wanted. When the function
For the next month came, she'd want to eat him up with no compunction.
When they spoke again, he told her everything he'd said to Val,
Adding, "Sweet Fyona-Mae, I'd love to tell you that I shall.
But I'd want to use an amulet to get out, which is cheating
You of knowing that you'd had me for the full extent of eating.
You have no idea how much I've wanted this a whole lot more
Than a girlfriend; but I'm just as keen to teleport, before
You'd enjoy the last concluding bits, which I just find so daunting.
Since we met, I've found this whole affair to be so nice and haunting."
"That's alright," she said, "I know it came from you. I'm glad to clear
What your therapist had done to cloud your thoughts. I hold you dear
In my heart. I think this friendship is the closest thing that either
One of us will have to finding what we seek. Let's take a breather."
So they danced another night together, knowing they came near
To reciprocating perfectly what each of them held dear.
For another month he longed for her to be his short-term diner,
Then his bride. But she'd been married when the lad was still a minor.
Then they met again. He watched her eat the party food, then dance.
On her shoulder, Reagh thought, "I just can't keep waiting for the chance
To be with her like this just one night, with weeks alone to follow."
He'd had images inside his mind, since he had watched her swallow.
With his cheek against her own, he said, "Fyona-Mae, I know
I can't wait another month for this, and soon I'll watch you go.
I would rather be the one you seek. I've spent this evening weighing
What I'll gain and lose. My choice is yours. It goes without my saying."
"I know how you feel," she said, "Each time I sit alone and eat,
I keep wishing that the meal was you, to make my quest complete.
I'm so grateful that you're willing to consider compromising,
So that I can have my hopes in full. I feel my spirits rising."
So they left the party separately and rendezvoused outside.
Then she took the young man home with her, and Reagh enjoyed the ride
On her shoulder, while she walked along. She put him on her pillow.
Then she held her face above him and he saw her big cheeks billow.
Then she brought her giant lips towards his face and slowly pressed
There for several happy moments. Then she moved, and Reagh soon guessed,
That the kiss was now completed. Then she turned and lay down, resting
With her cheek against the lad who knew he'd satisfy her questing.
In the morning, they awoke. She said, "Though we must be discrete,
Never telling Mom what we will do, I'd like for you to meet
My nice mother. She and Ambloome have been friends since the beginning
Of their teenage years. They saved your world with size to aid their winning.
I would like my Mom to meet someone as kind and sweet as you.
We'll pretend we've started dating. So you'll have the chance, in lieu
Of the courtship that we might have had, to sample the tradition
Of the mother's blessing. Then our plans can come to full fruition."
"I would love to meet my diner's mother, dear Fyona-Mae.
It makes what's ahead romantic in a very touching way,"
Reagh replied, then paused and said, "I'm sorry if I have offended,
By perceiving this as something you've explained is not intended."
"Little darling, don't be sorry. It's romantic too, for me.
It's unfortunate that what you want just isn't meant to be;
But I want you gaining all you can, because the consolation
You perceive is all my own hopes' full and final realization."
So she took him to her mother's home, where Jenyfer referred
To her only child as Maura. Reagh could not equate that word
With Fyona-Mae, because he'd used her middle name quite rightly;
Since her middle was his destination, he considered lightly.
Reagh thought Jenyfer was pleasant; and she would have been a catch
Both for Braisyde and the young one (Krees). "She thinks we're quite a match,"
Said Fyona-Mae, when they were home, "I'll have to make excuses,
Once you've met the tingling feeling of my stomach's eating juices."
For the next day, they enjoyed themselves. Then dinner came around.
She had starved herself all day. So he could hear a rumbling sound
From her tummy. "Looks like I'm awaited," Reagh said, "And invited.
When I think of what we're doing, I am ever so excited."
"Can I warm you in a saucepan?" asked Fyona-Mae. She did,
When he said she could. She put some water in, but not the lid.
So they had the chance for talking more, while Reagh was in there, looking
At Fyona-Mae's inviting mouth. "Oh wow!" he said, "I'm cooking."
When she'd warmed him up, she took him to the bench and chose a bowl.
"Thank you once again," she said, "At last I'm going to meet my goal."
Then she took him to the table, where she sat down, looking lovely.
"This is what I've dreamt of," Reagh said, "With you towering there above me."
While she smiled, he watched her mouth, her neck, and then her tummy too.
It was rumbling once again, as though it beckoned them to do
What was coming. Then she looked him in the eye. "So are you ready?"
Asked Fyona-Mae, and held him as he nodded, "Just be steady."
As her giant gentle fingers held him comfortably, he loved
How they felt. So he was glad that she was not the least bit gloved.
Then she tasted him and said, "My little friend, I hope your wishes
Are as granted as my own. You're so incredibly delicious.
I do not believe that one should ever try before they buy,
Merely trust what's meant to be. Now you surpass the nicest pie,
And the finest meals I've had on earth or this world. Who needs pastry.
You exceed my expectations, and I knew that you'd be tasty."
"I am warmed by such nice compliments. You've made me feel sublime.
If I'm going to go ahead with this, we'll have to start some time."
Then she slowly ate him, careful not to risk some reckless biting.
As he moved towards her throat, he found the prospect so inviting.
Then she gulped and gulped, until he reached the bottom. That was it.
When she went to LATERALDATE next month, she felt she didn't fit.
There was no one that she loved as much as Reagh. She chose to borrow
Krees' old amulet, lest satisfaction turn to loss and sorrow.
Then she asked a lad she knew to travel into her own past
And her tummy, to retrieve the guy who'd broken her long fast,
Just as if she'd planned it all along, but when Reagh was transported
To the present, she fare welled the friend; and then at last they courted.
"For the first month I was happy, and believe the sacrifice
Had been yours," she said, "While life went on for me, and felt so nice.
Then the party came, and you weren't there. Then something you'd once mentioned
Came to rest within my thoughts. I know that you were well intentioned.
You had said that boyfriends (right for me) would also have the traits
Of the boy I chose to eat. I wished I had you there to date.
But I'd eaten you, and couldn't get you back, without devising
Quite a plan. I read your story for some great revitalizing.
You provided such a concept, when you were so very apt
With narration of an amulet to free a person, trapped
In a tummy. Then I knew that if I sent a willing leaper
Back in time, he'd get you out, before the time when you sank deeper."
"So before you did that, I was really gone," said Reagh, "Oh wow!
We've had all we wanted; and I love you more than ever now."
Reagh was happy. Then she said they'd have to keep the truth a mystery,
Since her Mom once told her Ambloome placed a ban on changing history.
Then (as Ambloome, paired with Lester once, had, in the future found
Written down) the time for Ambloome growing old had come around.
She and Nonvor had prepared for this, by choosing their next ruler
Long ago. So now Queen Ambloome still had some time left to school her.