To Three-Word-Wednesday (Today’s words are entanglement, death, heartless).
This one wrote itself – helps I’ve been watching a lot of Supernatural.
She intended to avoid entanglements.
They were a bad idea in her line of work – they led to uncomfortable explanations, teary goodbyes, jealous shouting matches, and, on a couple regrettable occasions, death.
So she tended to stay away from emotional connections.
There were liaisons, of course – she still needed human contact, and her cousin was, while pleasant, her cousin. Not the sort where you’d spend the evening cuddling, watching TV, necking, even when the job didn’t get in the way.
But she avoided anything more… long-lasting than a bump-and-cuddle.
It had gotten her called heartless, a time or thirty. It had gotten her called a lot worse than that, too: slut was a favorite, tease – although she never really deserved that one – bitch. But in her line of work, she was used to being called bitch.
And who wanted an entanglement with someone who called you a bitch, anyway?
But sometimes, despite all that, she found herself caring. The job could wait for a day or a week, she’d say. Her cousin could handle this case on her own. She wasn’t actually heartless, after all. She needed human contact. But the problem with entanglements was, they tended to twist you up in knots.
And there you were all tied up, when the job called. Safer to just avoid emotional connections altogether.
Following/riffing off of this: Better Left Unsaid
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