Here's an excerpt from the story I'm currently working on:
"Girl, you're insane."
Lelea looked up at him as a tear fell from the corner of her eye. "If only I were."
Ahern stared at her. Her eyes were deep and sad. So deep that he couldn't stop looking into them, like those dark pools hidden in desert caves where the water went down into the deepest, darkest reaches of the earth. It was better when her eyes were wild, he decided.
"Please trust me, Ahern," she moved closer to him and put her arms around him. She was so close that he could feel the curves of her body and the softness of her breast pressed against him. "I won't lead you wrong. I promise."
He swallowed the lump in his throat and reminded himself that she was crazy. "What are you doing?"
"I'm hugging you." She smiled at him, her eyes back to childlike madness.
He pushed her away. "I don't need hugs."
"Yes, you do. You just don't know it yet."