As you sally forth into your day
Do you practice safe socialization?
Verify sane hand sanitation?
Ensure quarantine if feeling ill?
Now if we all partake this journey together
Then the fellowship will succeed and the foe will be vanquished
Unless we show weakness in solidarity
Releasing the hordes of invaders onto the vulnerable of our clan
Everyone wants to be the hero. Now is your time!
Weeping muscles wailed at their fate
Every ounce of her being willed the boulder up the hill
Almost there she felt it slip away. She sunk to his quivering knees
Knowing she had failed once again and the stone awaited her below
Now she could be smart and try a different tact
Every other route was open to her
Still, she trudged back down to gather up her burden
She was determined not to show…
The ring bound him to her. He wondered what insanity had caused him to willingly volunteer to wear the cursed thing in the first place. Still, in that moment of weakness, he had accepted her boon and doomed his soul.
He looked at the perfect circle of gold and thought about chopping the whole finger off. He’d be better off maimed for the rest of his life. He couldn’t do it though. She had taken so much of his strength that he didn’t have the fortitude anymore.
Instead he closed his eyes and dreamt of her when she was alive.