*NAUGHTY WORDS PRESENT. READ WITH CAUTION. *
Seth moved to the railing and, elbows resting on the wide ledge, looked out at the water. “You said you have an art show opening soon… Do you have a particular theme? Or is it a free-for-all? A conglomeration of all things Lyndi Garrison.”
Imagine that. Seth changing the subject. The man truly didn’t like talking about himself.
Lyndi plastered on a smile and forced laughter into her voice. If their relationship progressed, she’d press him for information. “Wow. That had to have been, like, well over twenty words. And totally spontaneous. I’m impressed!”
A grin tugged at the corners of his lips. “Glad I could amuse you.”
She gave his back a playful rub. “The theme for my show is Light and Dark. My take on contrast. Good and evil. Life and death. Angels and demons.”
“Angels and demons?”
Did his voice just get higher? Or was it her imagination?
“Yeah,” she answered. “Angels and demons have always fascinated me. How they were the same until the War of Heaven. Now the fallen are forever separated. What’s not to find fascinating?”
“And you…believe in all this?” The hesitation in his voice was slight, but it was there.
She’d said too much. Her crazy beliefs probably freaked him out. She spoke quickly to assure him she wasn’t a nutcase.
“I don’t know if I believe it all in the purest sense, but the concept, mainly, is what captivates me. The idea all beings are created with lightness and darkness inside them. Even angels. And we all have to fight every day to keep the lightness in our souls greater than the darkness, lest the darkness overtake us. What’s not to find fascinating?”