For the first week of Write at the Merge, I play around with only dialogue.
"Why do you keep coming around? You know you annoy me."
"I'm here to keep ye company, sweetling, ye spend too much time alone."
"I like being alone. I particularly prefer being alone to being followed about by a fool who chose become a monster, so afraid of death he'd risk his soul."
"T'wasn't a fear of death, girl. And which path to immortality would ye have rather I'd chosen? This seemed the least malicious, and was convenient at the time."
"None. Immortality is an unnatural condition, I had it thrust upon me. You could have died. It would have saved me the trouble of killing you eventually."
"Aye, true that. But ye've not killed me in the last four hundred years, no matter how often ye threaten."
"It's only a matter of time."
"Well, darlin', until that time I'll be droppin' in on ye. Because ye oughtn't be alone all the time. Because sometimes ye need one that has known ye longer than anyone else. One that can tell when the years have weighed too heavy for too long."
"You give yourself a lot of credit in the subject of my feelings. What makes you believe you're an expert?"
"My continued existence. And this continuing conversation. I only wish ye'd look upon me as ye began to long ago."
"Long ago you were a man. A man I had begun to trust, and yes, to have feelings for. Your choice destroyed that man."
"I am still that man! Look at me, girl! I cheated death to stay for ye, I paid an ugly price, to stay with ye. For the love of ye. I chose."
"You chose. You chose to become something I cannot abide. When I thought I might care about someone again, you stole him from me. Had you died, I could have mourned you. I could have had a funeral, an ending. Every time you come around, you reopen that wound, it can never heal! I wish you had died."
"Then, kill me. Kill me and free yourself, lass."
"I wish I could. But then I'd be alone. All the time."
The Prompts: the song below and the word: Wish