Now that he’s standing here in physical space, quivering in this newly-incarnated body for the very first time, Scorpio picks up other snippets of his future life in the two games he’s cast for, as if he were a radio tuner catching fragments of sound from ahead through the ether.
Looming large among those fragments are a trio of intimations of when he’ll be going by the name Angel in The Imagination Thief—a time when he’ll be trapped in a fierce love affair with a gangster named Lucan.
The first such fragment happens to be from a moment when the latter’s face looks almost gentle. This impression is a deceptive one, as it happens, being caused by nothing more than a momentary stillness in Lucan, who is sitting lost in thought with his eyelids lowered a little. An unlit cigarette waits in his mouth, while the lighter sits in his hand, which rests on his lap. His big golden crucifix pendant lies against the ever-gleaming tautness of his chest, winking quiet in the sunlight at the movement of his breathing—while Angel’s thinner silver cross winks back, lying on the curves of his own little chest over here across the room. The planes of Lucan’s face, from his eyebrows and eyes, down his cheeks and nose, to his lips, are so powerful, so beautiful, so effortlessly strong! He’s staring into the distance, planning or reflecting on something undiscernible; while Angel stares at Lucan, hot and hard as always, and yet quite tranquil; both lovers balanced in a still minute, sitting here…
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