Wyn (A Monstrous Novella)

“Wyn?” Danny wrapped his arms around my neck and tugged gently at my hair. “What’s wrong?”

“Nothing’s wrong.” I gave him a kiss, then another, unable to stop myself. “I just love you.”

I said it to make him smile, and it worked. Danny grinned up at me as he clasped my face between his hands, thumbs absently tracing the thin, raised ridges across my cheekbones. I shuddered at the feeling. I was sensitive there.

“I love you too, Soul Eater.”

I am a monster.

A ghoul. A demon. The bogeyman. I have been called all of them.

Most creatures fear me, but humans are repulsed by me. They are terrified of me. They have created legends about me, ever since they became aware of my existence when the tear between our worlds grew and we—the monsters from their nightmares—flooded through in our droves.

There is only one human who isn’t afraid of me. The only one who matters. And I will destroy anyone who tries to hurt him or take him from me. Danny is mine.

For the first time in my unfathomably long life, I know what it means to want another so much that the thought of losing him threatens to ruin me. I will do anything to keep Danny with me for as long as I can have him—for as long as he is willing to stay by the side of an ancient, scarred creature with a voice so inhuman it has sent some mad.

For some reason, Danny loves my voice. For some reason, Danny loves me. And when we both decide that his natural human life is nowhere near enough time for us to have together, we go on a journey between worlds to the one place where we can do what it takes for us to be together forever.

Wyn is a sweet, low-angst novella that is part of the Monstrous series, a post-apocalyptic m/m fantasy series that features monsters and human men falling in love. It is best to read this series in order—if you haven’t read books one to three already, there are big spoilers in this!

Warning: This m/m love story contains explicit sexual content and is not suitable for young readers. It also contains graphic depictions of torture and violence, and very briefly mentions the lingering effects of PTSD.

Trigger warnings: Explicit sexual content; non-human genitalia; mentions of family death; mentions of violence; mentions of PTSD.

If there are any scenes you wish to skip, you can of course get in touch with me and I am more than happy to tell you where certain triggers take place.