She was a girl when I first met her. Sixteen. And already then, I was in Seminary. I wanted, no, I longed to devote my life to the church.

The mind is willing but the flesh is weak took on a whole new meaning with her, though. But I was good. I kept away. I didn’t mislead her. Tempt her.

Tempt her. What a joke.

She was innocent, but tempt me she did. 

My brother always said my career choice was a mistake. That I was throwing my life away for the church. His faith was stolen a long time ago, though. Mine was all I had. 

Until I laid eyes on her. 

And when she was, once again, cruelly laid in my path, she was no longer a girl, but a woman. One I can’t resist. Not anymore.

I won’t. 

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“Forgive me father for I have sinned…”

I kneel in the confessional, my face hidden from view. I don’t know what I’m doing here. What I seek. I feel more confused than ever.

Last night should never have happened. I should have walked away. Instead, I brought her to my room. Told her to wash the makeup off her face. To strip off her dress.

To come to me.

And even knowing she was forbidden, knowing it was wrong, I took her hand and lay her down and looked at her. All of her.

I traced every flower inked on her body. Traced more than that. Knowing all along the sin I committed.

Because in 6 months, I’ll be a priest. And even as I kneel here seeking absolution, I am unable to confess. Because I want more, so much more. I want what is forbidden me.

I wanted her.

I have always wanted her.