he woke with a start
the rain had moved in hard — wiping all traces of V. of their time together. of their chance encounter
in the woods.
remembering — how on the previous night. they had watched Spiderman together. then gone to bed
how later, something had bitten him. transforming him into some sort of exotic reptilian construct. undefinable. primordial. green. his body broken. his mind free. his hunger. desire — great
how V. aware of his presence. his urge. his transformation. had pulled him down towards her — aroused. and how with her claws now extended. begun ripping deep down. into his flesh
and how at that very moment. he was certain. he had heard her whisper those final two words — mon amore