Tuesday, August 4, 2020

A brief dialogue in sociopathy

Claire: I couldn't believe my ears, Julius. Just two paces away, three of the students at school were gossiping about Professor Julius having an affair with one of the teachers. I was mortified, Julius. What is happening?

Julius: My darling, I swear I don't even know what you're talking about. Affair? As in... cheating?

Claire: Yes! As in cheating. My heart is broken. How could you? Is any of t true?

3 seconds of silence go by. 

Julius: What are you even talking about? What are you asking me?

Claire: I can already see it in your eyes. Just want to hear it from your own mouth.

His faced slowly relaxed; jaw unclenched, making it seem as if his ears had gone down. He straightened his back. His eyes squinted halfway, followed by the subtle manifestation of a smirk that started on the corner of his mouth, making its way into the middle to eventually form a shy smile. He then leaned forward, took two steps towards Claire, and hugged her tightly.

Julius: Then you already know. I've never cheated on you, not even once.

Claire looked surprised, then calmer. She then started to slowly hug him back. Eventually, she gave in to his embrace completely, with utter abandon.

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