Hi everyone. I am really excited to present this to you all, I have been working very hard on this short story, and have put a lot of my heart and soul into it. I know it is not perfect yet, it is still a rough draft, but I could not wait to publish it, lol. I have been writing a lot, practicing and honing my skills in preparation for the novel I dream of publishing one day. I have learned many things, recognized some weaknesses, advanced in my strengths, and am gaining a better understanding of my own unique language and voice through my writings. I am concentrating on scene descriptions and character building amongst other things, and am looking forward to developing an exchange of dialect and personality between the people I create in my fantasy worlds. And of course, creating conflict, climax and weaving it all together will be a challenge, but a satisfying experience. I am having so much fun, feeling like I am settling in and finding my voice and place in this world through my talents. There is so much to look forward to. This is my baby, and as young as it is, I am still proud of it and am thankful for the opportunity to share it with you all now. The title may be changed in the future. Enjoy the read, and I welcome your comments and feedback. I will be working on the second part soon.And though this part does have extremely passionate and sensual tones, it is not explicit, as the continuing part will be. But I will be fair and give a warning with the next installment. Enjoy and have a good day…..
~ Celeste ~
I had a dream, a lovely dream…..
or was it? It still feels so real…..
A familiar time and place
of ancient memories past,
an exotic world teeming with life
with colors so vivid and bright.
The air all around was alive and inviting
infused with a power and magic that excited me.
I had a peculiar feeling that my presence was known here,
and I was greeted and welcomed in with comforting tones.
A silken gown graced the curves of my body
warm breezes flowing through it’s stream of milky white
that fell in a smooth line from my shoulders.
My skin glowed under a huge silver moon
set like a radiant jewel in a crown of night sky.
The illuminate shine brought to life
this extraordinary world around me,
animating the landscape with the multitude
of shadows that were cast on the ground.
As I took in the beauty of the scene
I grew increasingly aware of another presence.
I was not alone.
I felt a set of eyes boring into me
watching my every move from the shadows.
My heart quickened and my skin started to tingle
as I let the awareness settle into my bones.
I squinted my eyes and strained to see better
and made out the silhouette of what appeared
to be a man, arms crossed, standing beneath a tree
at the edge of the woodline, staring straight at me.
The instinct to panic was quickly overridden with calm,
as though something willed it to be so.
I stood so still, heart racing, as the man
began a slow stride to make his way to me.
Heady, I began to sway in place
growing intoxicated by his presence as he drew close.
Watching helplessly, I noticed two large shadows
following closely behind the man.
It looked like…..Wings….
My god, this man, or whatever he was,
was sporting a set of beautiful goliath size wings,
wings that were black as night.
He stopped a few yards short of reaching me
and as he stood, I could see the heavy rise and fall
of his chest in the moonlight.
From this distance, I saw his eyes glowing
a deep sapphire blue,
twin jewels set in his now obviously handsome, regal features.
His jaw was a straight shot of bone
and though his lips were pressed together
I could tell they were full and bore
the slightest hint of a smile….
a smile that no doubt was a result of his thoughts
and a promise of things to come.
This man was colossal, and carved out like a god
that had been reverently chiseled in stone.
He was gorgeous, flawless, larger than life…..
and the aura emanating from him was potent
and screamed of power and authority….
And, heaven help me, it was focused solely on me.
Though as it were, through all this strength he possessed,
I sensed a heaviness of heart, his years
of existence weighed upon him with an almost crushing force.
Loneliness, hunger, and grief had accompanied
this glorious creature for too long
and something inside me was reaching out to comfort him
in his distress, to relieve his pain and remove his burden
far from him.
I was suddenly craving this man
with a ferocious hunger, and was more
than anxious to have him nearer to me.
He drew his eyebrows together
as though he had heard my thoughts,
his eyes growing more intense
and filled with longing by the second.
” I have been waiting for you” he said suddenly
in a deep, penetrating voice that made my knees weak.
“For a very long time.”
The muscles in his arms rippled
as he clasped his hands behind his back
and took a step forward to close the distance between us.
My heart went into staccato mode
and it was getting harder to catch even breaths.
Anticipation and desire deliciously charged the air
with each painfully slow step he took towards me.
What was wrong with me?
I could not wait to have him in arms reach
and be swallowed up by his enormous body….
God, I was losing my mind….
It was hard to think with my hormones running amuck…..
Our eyes locked in place as he was so close now,
and I saw a shadow move across his face
when he started to speak.
‘For millenia I have combed the earth
in search of you. Always watching, always waiting,
praying that my dreams of you were real.”
This was said with so much emotion
it squeezed at my heart.
Finally, he stopped within inches of me
and I could feel the heat pouring from him in waves.
And too I realized anew and with great appreciation
the sheer size of him.
His shoulders so broad they blocked
out the view of the world behind him.
But that was OK, I had all but lost interest
in the beautiful surroundings.
I drew in a breath, taking in his wild, masculine scent.
Damn, he smelled so good.
And I had a vague thought that I would be finding
out if he tasted as good as he smelled.
His scent wound it’s way around my insides
and my instincts registered something
that my mind could not yet comprehend.
Parts of me that I did not know existed
were coming alive and singing a chorus for this, angel.
There was no doubt this man was an angel.
He was the most magnificent thing
I had ever laid my eyes on.
Realizing my eyes had wandered, tracing
a hot line around his body,
I raised my head to look at his face
and was greeted with a ravenous gaze
that was looking so intently down on me.
Yet his eyes were glistening with unshed tears
that broke my heart.
Through his countenance I could perceive
the storm of emotions that were raging
inside his heart and mind.
Relief turned to passion and disbelief to desire,
his need against his intellect,
and so on they raged.
But none was as overwhelming as the
complete state of euphoria he was in
just from my presence alone,
the fact that I was real and alive
was an enormous relief and miracle
to him, and that was obvious.
Goodness, to be so desired by such a one
as this man made my head giddy
and spin with elation.
I had never been so wanted and desired
in all my life, and had never desired anything
with such an intensity I could barely breathe.
And all this for a man I just met
but felt like I had known for an eternity, just the same.
It felt like I was finally home.
As if he heard me and wanted to show he felt the same
he raised his hand to touch my face
and the contact shot a jolt of pure lust
through the both of us that rocked our souls.
He ran his finger over the outline of my jawbone,
slowly traced the elegant slope of my neck,
and made his way down to
tease the part of my oh so sensitive
breast that was exposed
over the top edge of my gown.
My breath caught and I let out a sigh
and his chest rumbled in a low moan.
From that moment on we were connected
body and soul
our hearts joining together and erupting
in a fervent dance of passion.
TO BE CONTINUED…………..