Shall I Compare Thee to a Winter’s Night?

A little sneak peek of a deleted scene! This is Setanta wooing his longtime partner, Marcelle. Enjoy, and leave thoughts in the comments!



Image is of the name “Setanta” over the picture of an old mansion.

Setanta leaned forward, but instead of meeting her lips, he found her neck. He did not bite her, only planted light, slow kisses from the curve where her shoulder began, up to her jawline. He whispered softly in her ear:

“Shall I compare thee to a winter’s night?

Thou art more lovely and more serene,

Though winds and chills may tremble in the death of light

And earth’s long slumber consumes all that has been.

Often too far and cold the multitudes of heaven shine,

And never their diamond complexions dim.

Like the beauty of your eyes, they ne’er decline,

But dance in the darkness to an unsung hymn.

Thy loveliness shall not fade

Nor possession of that fair touch.

For I, Death, shall brag you wander’st in my shade,

Warding off all sign of age as you remain in my clutch.

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see –

So long lives this, and thou shall belong to me.”


Image is of the Drombeg Stone Circle at night with the sky full of stars

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