A "Lovely" Awakening

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
A quick story about lost love.

Submitted: March 10, 2015

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My finger traced the edges of his jawbone, forming gentle circles around the soft skin. His hand cradled my head, strong and sure. I felt his warm breath prickle the hairs on my face, sending a nervous shiver through my body. I sighed.

He held me tight, a face of perfection, eyes aglow in the lamplight. I could feel his heart’s steady beat keeping time with my own. Our lips were only inches apart. I looked up into his face, and his fiery blue gaze met my own. I knew what he wanted.

Our mouths entwined, holding each other in a kiss. A wave of happiness and love poured into me. I felt his strong arms wrap themselves tightly around my waist, my own hands running through his glossy hair. “I love you,” he whispered, lips gliding over my skin. “I love you.”

Suddenly, my eyes snapped open, darting around frantically. Somehow, I was back in my bedroom, lying upon my mattress as the morning light filtered in through the windows. My breaths were startling gasps, and realization hit me like a train. It was just a dream, I thought miserably. It was just a dream.

A dream. So it wasn’t real. All that love, that sureness, that joy. Gone. I desperately tried to cling to the memory of it, to keep some shard or remnant of that feeling for myself. But it had disappeared.

I felt a gaping hole in my head where it had dissolved, a large, black, yawning pit threatening to suck me in from the inside. The air around me seemed to weigh more and more, pushing down on my shoulders and squeezing me shut. I closed my eyes and sunk back into the pillows, cradling my head. That world of love I felt in the dream was now forever gone, and replaced with this one. This one that was cold, greedy; miserable and desolate. And as the truth of it all came crashing in, I found myself crying silently as I shook.

 


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