Sol closed his eyes tilted his head up for a moment before opening them and meeting my dazed gaze. He leaned his forehead against mine, and said the last thing I ever expected.

“I’ve been searching my entire life for you.”

I burst out laughing. I couldn’t help it that had to be the funniest thing anyone had ever said to me…ever. I rested my hand on my stomach, and was bent over at the waist when I heard him clear his throat. I looked up, immediately sobered and stood tall, staring him in the eye.

“Does that line generally work well for you?” I asked with as straight a face as I could manage.

He shifted his weight, raised his hands in mid-air and said, “Usually. Women tend to fall at my feet, and beg me to take them home.”

“Arrogance and egotism know no bounds, I see.”

“When you’ve lived as long as I have, you take your kicks where you can get them.”

Source: E.R. Pierce, Duality

Art: Anton Emdin – Isn’t it just, ‘Wow!’

Inky’s Take: The above excerpt made me giggle because I can remember the last time that line was used on me.  I was at a party, sitting with a close friend laughing over some inane thing, and this guy walks up and drops the above line.  At first I blinked in astonishment, looked at my friend, and then we both lost it, bowled over with laughter.  It was the cheesiest line in the world, old as the pyramids, but….it made me laugh, and he stood there with a grin on his face unabashed by our laughter.  What can I say?  I love to laugh, and I love brave men.   So he and I had a blast that night, and still do occasionally.   There’s much to be said for the tried and true… (winks)