Max’s stare was blank but his body was filled with longing. Her song was the epitome of desire. In all of his 50 years, Max had never heard anything to compare.
The first time it had happened, Max had been suffering from insomnia. Sleep, always his distant friend, remained aloof long into the witching hours, and so, out of utter boredom, he had done the unthinkable…. he had walked barefoot to an empty dock, boarded his Irish Lady and taken her out into the calm sea waters. Max knew sailing alone, especially in the dead of night, wasn’t the smartest thing to do; however a stifling loneliness prodded him to curse all warnings and tuck them away into the deepest recess of his mind.
At first, all was quiet, save for the wind’s gentle tug on the mainsail and the small waves kissing the sides of the Irish Lady. With the waters so calm, Max relaxed by the rudder and enjoyed his cigar without interruption. Nearing the end of the smoke another sound began to mingle among the wind and waves. The mé·nage à trois slowly married and became a sweet seductress caressing and whispering within his ear.
At first, Max wondered if another boat was near, but a quick 360 proved that he and his Irish Lady were the only ones upon the water. As the song grew louder, he relaxed and was eventually enveloped within the soprano’s beautiful serenade. The woman’s voice was soft and gentle and even though Max knew it to be strange he felt no fear, only a peaceful sense of longing.
“Strange…” he whispered, “so…so strange.”
The Siren’s song warmed him and put him in a blank trance until it slowly left as it had come, leaving only the sounds of the wind and waves. Max had stayed out another hour hoping to hear her voice again but it never came. Disappointed he turned his Irish Lady and went home. The moonlight sail proved cathartic, for he had slept like a baby once he was home and under the covers of his bed.
Max went out every night for the rest of the week and sure enough he was rewarded with his sweet siren’s song. Never, not even once, had he any inkling to jump overboard into the arms of some beautiful bare breasted mermaid. Just the opposite, he laughed, her voice had made him feel warm and completely safe.
Fearing he was losing his mind, Max had promised that each night would be the last, only to break the promise the following night. And so, here he was, once again, sailing under the milky way awaiting the siren’s song. With each night his desire to hear her grew until tonight it was a consuming fire begging to be quenched. Minutes faded into hours with no sign of his siren. Max, unwilling to give up, continued to sail the dark waters like a mad animal ravenous for his prey. Finally it became obvious that his siren was not coming. Utter loneliness squeezed his heart so hard it physically hurt, but he had no other choice but to turn the Irish Lady and head back home.
Max went straight to bed but once again sleep was a stranger. He lay awake in his bed watching the breeze flutter the curtains of the open bedroom window. He was filled with the fear that he’d never hear his siren again.
“Why hadn’t she come?” he whispered into the nothingness.
Faintly…ever so faintly a voice…her voice… like a whisper drifted through the open window. His heart quickened, and quickened all the more, when he realized her song was gradually getting louder. Finally she sang to him right outside his window and just as it had been upon the water her voice soothed him.
Entranced he lay there listening until her song came to an end.. At first he was afraid she had gone but then he heard her breathing and he knew she was still there. He thought it impossible but her breath outside his window was sweeter than her song. Gradually her whispers of breath became heavier and huskier until his siren sounded like a woman consumed with orgasmic pleasure. Max filled with need and he wanted her to come inside and slip beneath the covers with him. Somehow he knew she couldn’t come inside until he offered an invitation.
He was about to beckon, only to be interrupted by her moaning…
“…Max…I came for you, I came for you upon the waters, but I couldn’t find you. My heart hurt… my soul cried, and my body ached for you… and so, I have come to you, Max…please…please bid me come in…”
Max, throbbing with the pain of desire, could wait no longer, said, “Come to me.”
The screen that separated her from his room began to tear slowly from top to bottom. Max looked for her presence, but could see no one, only the slow rending of the screen. Once it reached its decent a head flowing with long black hair slowly emerged. Max strained to see her face, however, it was downcast so that her hair fell forward and long. The figure climbed through the window and then stood naked within the moon’s glow. Her long hair fell strategically to cover her breasts and cascaded over her body to hide everything but the perfect rounding of her hips and the length of her legs. Standing like this she didn’t move and Max wondered if he should go to her; however, as if she heard his thought, she began to slowly move toward him. Once at the foot of the bed she stopped to stand silently, her hair, still covering her face, had parted just enough to expose the nipple and swell of her left breast. Feeling as if he could wait no longer, Max begged her to come to him. Once the plea left his mouth she disappeared. He presumed she had vanished until he felt the rustle of the sheets around his feet, and he knew she was about crawl underneath the covers. Slowly he felt her womanly body inch its way over his until she lay full upon him. Her body was warm and soft and she eased her softness over his hardness until he was totally consumed within her flesh. She began to slowly move upon him.and he thought he would die. Consumed in desire he arched upward and ran his hands over her buttocks, up the small of her back, and ever upward until they held each side of her head. . His fingers entangled within her hair and slowly he was able to push it up and over her face, and in that instant his siren let out a blood curdling scream. Max opened his tightly closed eyes and saw a hideous hag writhing in pleasure above him. Her mouth, unhinged hung long and low, and rocked side to side like a metronome. Horrified he watched as her jaw stretched even longer so that he looked down the black bottomless pit of her throat. Feeling the pull this dark abyss, Max looked to his siren’s eyes to beg for mercy, but her bulbous eyes were even blacker than the pit and he knew they contained no mercy. Unimaginable pain wracked his body as he felt himself shrivel to a liquid that poured down her throat. The hag hungrily drank every portion of him until all that was left was damp spot upon sheets.
Slowly the hag’s sagging mouth closed and turned into lips the color of rose buds; and her black eyes grayed and morphed until they were the color of the Mediterranean Sea. A beautiful naked women left Max’s bed, drifted through the torn screen and disappeared into the sea mist that lay beyond.