love escapes from her veins
warm and flowing as her face pales in the darkness.
her breath shallow she gives her life to regain his.
he lies unknowing in the dark.
body wrought with scars.
he screamed for days
and just as his voice ran out she gave him breath again.
by the sight of her,
limp and cold now before him, his child in her arms.
The Gods tremble at his rage
and his purpose is realized
as he cradles the infant she gave him.