Epilogue: Negotiation and Consent
By Blu'eyes and her Lyra
This work contains pervasive and explicit sexuality, violence, and spirituality. Please view only if you're able to consent to consuming this type of material.
You haven't found the wrong chapter--this book begins with its epilogue. It must, because this story, like all of its kind, never ends, and so if it's to have an epilogue at all it has to come first.
Before you start reading, be sure to check out the formatting options in the menu (icon at top-left). I strongly recommend reading with "Sexy Fonts" and "Glowy Text" both turned on if you find it readable.
If you could wish for any one thing, what would it be?
If you got what you wanted, would it be what you'd wished for?
I wished for True Love.
When finally I opened my eyes and realized she'd been waiting for me all along the only thing I wanted more was to have missed not a moment of the time we could have spent together.
We got that wish, too: love is stronger than death. Time doesn't stand a chance.
For us, the granting of this wish meant returning to a time in our past, when it looks like we're quite young. If age-play triggers or bothers you, or you can't distinguish it from child sexual assault, this story is thus not going to be for you. Nonetheless I expect that as in any age-play scene, the places where the fantasy stretches thin and the reality of the players' adulthood shows through will be hard to avoid if you're doing other than suspending disbelief as hard as you can as you read (which is valid, all such play involves some amount of suspension of disbelief and in my experience disbelief is one hell of an escape artist even if getting out of its tie results in a very long drop).
Yes, there is sex, a lot of it, and there will be no fades to black as long as what we're depicting suits our proclivities, which mainly consist of dominance and submission. If you were thrilled by the opening scene of The Story of O and then increasingly frustrated by its direction, you may find our exhibition refreshing--and we are exhibitionists. You'll find none of that sickly sense of invading the boudoir here where you're being invited to play audience. We hope you won't find yourself setting morals aside in the name of titillation, but understand: we know no limit to what can be done morally if it's done with love.
And there are doors to other worlds and aliens and car chases and airships and a magic sword and a world that's proof against tedious political drama and that nameless wonder that seemed to thrum under the surface of Final Fantasy II without ever quite breaking through erupting like volcanoes in the sky.
We had a lot of fun writing this. We hope you'll have fun reading it.
Monstrous Companions is the product of countless influences from countless worlds, but the following especially helped:
- SparksJ2, beta reader
- Sable Maya Seylerius, beta reader and cosmic horror glaring into the face of fate any time it seemed like turning against me and my Lyra
- Jackie Madra, beta reader
- Stelliferous System, beta readers
- My (human) partner Ada for showing me how precious words are, accidentally putting me through most of her MFA, everything she taught me about voice and character and so many other things, and for advice and support beyond measure.
Monstrous Companions is written and published using HeartFormer.
Book I Title Image drawn by NMDeviant.
Book II Title Image drawn by Abysmal0.
Book III Title Image drawn by Slimii.