He stepped forward, the floor creaking. The small atomizer rested on the table. He lifted it, let the light play on the fluid within.
She hissed from above, covering her withered face. “You have seen the lies. Begone!”
He looked up to her, smiling. “I would rather be fooled.” He opened the bottle and inhaled.
Had an Internet outage when we arrived home last night, hence the lateness of the previous fic (which should have been yesterday's.) Also, some strange news:
Full disclosure: Some dude hawking a beauty product called Ageless Fantasy randomly e-mailed me. My site had popped up in his Google Alert because it's labeled as "fantasy" and I'd finally used the word "ageless" in a story. He wanted me to write about his perfume, which supposedly makes you "smell young."
I told him that we have five readers, maybe one or two of whom I don't know personally. On the flip side, I found the idea of a perfume which could keep you young forever to be an intriguing idea. Thus, this fic.
Hooray for the bizarrely interconnected world of the future!