Originally Posted: Jun. 28th, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG
Summary: Humans are a forgiving sort. Written for dw100 Challenge #11: Companions.
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He wasn’t human, although he looked it. He dressed the same, but sometimes oddly; spoke in familiar rhythms and accents. He even mingled when temperament allowed. But there was danger in mingling, not every species welcomed his brand of friendship; a charade flavored with wit, and charm, and lies, and the damming dash of immortality. He touched them in passing, little lives speeding by faster than he would admit. She was here, then gone. Then another, and another, all lost to the one thing he couldn’t control, couldn’t thwart, couldn’t save them from.
He wasn’t human, yet they didn’t care.