“Hey Mr. Bug, how’s it going?”
“Hi Ms. Spider! Looking good today, baby. Hairy legs and all.”
Batting eyelashes seductively, “Why thank you, Bug. You are such a gentleman. Why don’t you come closer?”
“Really?” Smiles bashfully and then notices sticky web of commitment and certain doom. “I mean, I would, but I never really know what you want from me Spider.”
Licking lips, “Oh Bug, you should never try to understand a woman. Haven’t you learned that by now? Since when do you follow your brain anyway?”
“Ha, that is the problem Spider. I always follow my heart. But sometimes it sets me up for trouble.”
“What makes you think I’d cause you any trouble?” Spider casually steps in front of a recently spun lost relationship – poor little insect.
“Well, I’m no fly on the wall, but I think you might be a real heartbreaker.”
Spider gets pouty in a somehow very sexy way. “Oh Bug, it hurts me to hear you say that.” Bug steps closer, eyeing those long legs. And legs. And legs. And legs. Some sort of secretion normally meant to break down food into something malleable drools out of Bug’s mouth.
Spider enjoys the attention and stretches her legs and cephalothorax for a little extra tease. “My my, isn’t someone a bit bug-eyed?”
Bug snapped out of it and realized he was nearly within touching range of the beautiful Ms. Spider. “I, um, well hi, yes, hey look! Something shiny.” Spider instantly was lost in her own world, transfixed by a sparkling light.
Bug looked at her and knew she was special. She was different, like he was. It didn’t matter that she was a spider and he was a bug. They could overcome anything. Sure, she should just find a spider in a nearby corner to spin wild yarns with, wrap a newly grown leg around his pedicel, and tickle his pedipalps. Bug isn’t a spider. But they had a connection like no other. Their hearts beat faster with each other. Why can’t they be together?
Spider’s transfixion with the shiny thing ended and she set six of her twelve eyes back on Bug. He was close, yet so far. Her other six eyes were lost, searching for something she didn’t have.
One second, Bug felt so attached, the next he felt like he was on the bottom of a shoe. He couldn’t leap into her tangled web right now. There didn’t seem to be any choice. She pushed him away. He backed off.
Spider eyed Bug longingly. But she didn’t say anything. She just let him go. Bug thought of Spider longingly. It all changed so quickly. He wandered aimlessly.
They were sad.