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THE SONG OF SOLOMON

Prologue

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm;

For love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave;

Its flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame.

Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it.

If a man would give for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly destroyed.

- Song of Solomon 8:6-7

"When I'm gone, can you promise to come here every now and then?"

"Dad.."

"I'm an old man, Lily. Death is nothing to be afraid of."

"I'll visit, I promise. Why? Is it for mom?"

"For her, of course. And for me."

"Should I come whenever it rains?"

"You've noticed."

"Yes, because I'm in the company of a very stubborn someone who's bound to catch pneumonia one day. Why wouldn't you use an Impervious charm?"

"Because I like the rain."

"But still - "

"Everything's so... harmonized. I'd like to be a part of it."

"You are already. Look at all the mud on you. Can you let me plant the flowers? Please?"

"Thanks Lily. They go under there."

"Here?"

"A little more towards the left. Yes, that's wonderful."

"You know what you've just said about the rain? I never thought you're such a romantic."

"No, that's not what I'm -"

"Dad, your ears are turning red."

"So?"

"Spill. Who was it. When was it. How was it."

"Lily!"

"Skeeter. Rita Skeeter."

"You're worse than your brothers when you try."

"Stop evading the question."

"Alright… there was a kiss."

"And? How was it?"

"Wet."

"You'd said the same thing about your first one."

"Things do get wet when it rains."

"Right, Romeo. So, did your love shed tears for you again?"

"I don't know… That's why we kissed in the rain."

"Oh?"

"I promised I would never see the tears."

"Dad, are you really that bad of a kisser?"

"Your mum surely didn't think so. And before you interrogate me further, I think it's time to go home."