Iron Anniversary

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Iron Anniversary

Post by Varda » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:33 pm

You gave me your heart on our wedding day, but for our 6th anniversary, you let me take possession.

“Sorry it’s steel. Iron’s more traditional,” you said, handing me the gift-wrapped scalpel.

“Are you sure?” It seemed too plain a key to open something as wondrous as your body.

“Be my guest.”

So like a saint or a heavy metal god, you bared your chest and didn’t flinch when I broke your ribs and reached inside.

It turned out to be a muscle like any other, but that’s missing the point. The point is that you let me hold it.
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Re: Iron Anniversary

Post by Cutter McKay » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:36 pm

Very interesting literal interpretation. I really like it. The only problem is, my mind is left reeling with questions about the aftermath. I mean, did you put it back when you were done? Did you leave it in better condition than you found it? Or did you return it scratched and caked in grime with greasy fingerprints on the ventricles? ;)
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Re: Iron Anniversary

Post by Varda » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:39 am

Well, I *was* eating a PB&J with my other hand when I did it, so there's a good chance Mr. Varda's heart got all sticky and jammy in the process. He doesn't look too worse for the wear, though - well enough to work the Xbox, which is really the important thing, right? ;)
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Re: Iron Anniversary

Post by Cutter McKay » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:20 am

Varda wrote:... well enough to work the Xbox, which is really the important thing, right? ;)
That was my concern, yes. So I guess I have no complaints. :wink:
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Re: Iron Anniversary

Post by Marmabean » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:22 pm

Peanut butter jelly heart! That's a whole new drabble.

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