By Denyse Cohen, author of Witch’s Soulmate, from the point-of-view of her heroine, Jade Poncelet
Do you know the feeling when you see a person who inexplicably makes the butterflies in your stomach fly like it’s the first day of spring? Then after gravity has returned and you managed to gather what is left of your melting brain, the only coherent word you can mutter is “wow.”
Add to this amazing feeling the fear that comes from the certainty he will suffer a horrible death just because he’s bound to love you. All the while the painful memories of having your parents ripped away from you for that very reason closes around your throat like a beast’s claw.
This is what I felt when I met Peter, my soulmate.
For witches, love has always been more a curse than a blessing, at least I’ve always thought so. Romantic love that is. The kind we share with the men who possess a piece of us, our energy, our soul. The soulmate is the missing puzzle piece that unlocks our powers and with it our humanity, making us stronger but also vulnerable against the evil force that is out to destroy our connection.
When I was sure my life was over and I’d spend my last breathing moments watching an innocent man being slaughtered, something happened: I fell in love. Not the physical reaction that took me to Peter’s bed the day I met him, but the slowly brewing, perfect symbiosis established when you have someone who—despite his own sake— refuses to leave your side. I only saw myself in his eyes and, at that moment, I uncovered the secret of life. The reason Earth has shared so generously its living energy with humanity.
Humans are capable of great things and the greatest of them all it’ll always be love. Because despite the atrocities they can accomplish with a stroke of a hand, loving someone is the one that transcends all personal desires. For true love is fundamentally about the other person. You don’t give a second thought about yourself. I haven’t since and life—finally— began to make sense.
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