Far off Land and Unna
"There is someone in our room, someone I brought with me", Unna said.
"You brought someone with you?"
"Yes... I don't know if it's a man or a woman... such a lovely creature..."
This is how everything had begun. If only she hadn't saved that lovely woman... Unna recollected each possible step, however subtle, that had finally lead her to the gates of herself. She remembered how she hid and threw away the food that Alfarr's mother used to bring and how she was cursed. Then she came across Far off Land and took her home. Far off Land slept with Alfarr and Unna beat her almost to death but still wouldn't let her go. She took pity on her to see how frail and delicate she was. Yet there was this inviting femininity, inducing either extreme tenderness or cruelty in men and women alike. At times Unna felt she could have even mistreated this woman.
One day Far off Land said to Alfarr:
"Listen to me, I've come to tell you something important! Your wife Unna slipped into my heart. It didn't happen when I first set my eyes on her."
"Such a weird day it was, the day you slipped into our lives... but then you are so young... so easy to love. So it is her you love in the end. I'm not surprised, she is so provocative that even women's instincts are aroused."
"You should know I am prepared to compete with you in whichever way you want. If you want to fight me, I'll fight!"
"Yes, it was this violent temper of yours that made me give in to you and your feelings aren't less violent! When did it happen?"
"When did what happen?"
"When did you fall in love with Unna?"
"The moment she pressed her breast gently on my arm and I felt her nipples."
Alfarr lifted her chin and looked into Far off Land's eyes.
"But does she love you? Have you asked her?"
"No, I haven't but there is this sparkle in her eyes whenever she sees me..."
"Is this all, my child? A sparkle in her eyes?"
"No, wait! You see, she hides in her glances what she cannot speak. Didn't you notice the way she looks at me? She touches me as often as she can..."
"Only I am the one she sleeps with, I am her husband."
Far off Land took her by the hand and turned her head to look at Unna as they walked along. They entered a candle lit place and it smelled like roses.
"Roses! Are they for me?"Unna asked.
"Yes, all of them!"
"On what occasion?"
"Can you open the bottle, please? Thank you." Far off Land said to herself: "She smiles like when she is happy".
"On what occasion?"
"Well, yesterday I wanted to cook some vegetables in the frying pan and I was stirring into the pan, you know, and suddenly I realized I hadn't lit the fire... because I was thinking of you".
Unna took the cork and put it into the garbage basket. Then she said:
"Let me think... you thought of me... when was it? I must remember what I was doing then, it's the telepathy".
"No, that wasn't what I meant, Unna!"
"No? Then what did you mean?"
"I mean... I'd like to seduce you".
"Seduce me?" Unna smiled. "Why?"
"Because... you stirred up a gallant knight inside me... I look at you now and my urgent need is to protect you..."
"Now that we're having this intimate discussion, I must tell you I don't have fantasies with women.