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“You’re thinking there is a story here,” she said. “One that has yet to begin.”
In front of them, the field seemed to stretch endlessly. Its soft blanket of grass was dyed pink by the sky- the gentlest rose color, dappled with clouds that caught the warm pale yellow of the sun.
“But the reality is…” she went on “That one is already being told. It has been told for a long time…”
She gestured for him to follow her as she began to walk down the side of the hill on which they observed the world below them.
The grass went up to their knees. It swept back and forth like ocean waves caught in a subtle wind.
“It starts with a boy,” she looked at him. “And a girl,” she tossed back her own tangle of wild blonde hair. “And a place where countless others before them knew that there was something wonderful worth sacrificing for.”
Without speaking further, she lifted the hem of her heavy white skirt with one hand while she reached into the grass with the other.
Her arm disappeared into the ocean of pink waves and she made a concentrated face as she felt around for something. At last, she produced an object from the field, and held it out for him.
“I saw this fall here last night,” she said as he took the object from her.
At his touch, the rounded chunk of rock and metal glowed with the most magnificent white light. It was no larger than a coin, but the light flowed from it and seemed to fill the entire field until it was all that he could see.
“Take it,” she told him. *I heard it call your name as it fell from the sky. Just for you. Aldebaran.”
The light twinkled and faded as he took his hand from hers, the object still clasped within his grip. The brightness was gone, and yet it left no blindness in his eyes. He saw with perfect clarity and realized that it glowed only when they held it together.
Aldebaran, he said the name in his head again. It was his *
03-Jun-2015 20:08:52 - Last edited on 03-Jun-2015 20:32:52 by GrimMagister