|"In the name of the best within you... do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours."|
Or, for a different occasion:
"On the tower stairs the slender queen-priestess of the sacred city lay at the Viking's feet. Her head bent so low that her golden hair swept the steps and he could see her breasts as,breathing tremulously, they touched the ground. Her hands lay still and helpless on the steps,the palms turned up, hungry in silent entreaty. But it was not mercy they were begging of him."
Of course, a true pickup line must chord the abstract music of another's motion of soul and draw it onward, through this moment... you must understand the wantings of the one to which you speak. Perhaps the closest to a general form might be, "what would you do if you were not afraid?" turned to "I will let you go where you have desperately wanted yet feared... you have, but to touch me...".
Shiris Ring )(*)(