On her bed was a black bedspread with red sating embroidered paisley pattern. Giant pillows layered the head of her bed and a matching dust ruffle floated across the floor. The mocha colored walls in her room echoed shadows from the small Victorian lamp. The crystals that lined the lamp shade cast several rainbows on the walls around her.
Kayla walked back to her bed and laid down. Her mind blazed with images, trying to recall who the man was from her dreams. Every face she pictured gave her an empty feeling because she knew it wasn't him.
‘If it was real, where are you?’ she pondered out loud.
“I’m right here.” A deep sweet voice said.
A million shimmering tiny blue balls of light appeared before her. When the light faded, a tall man with eyes as green as the grass stood in front of her.
She sat up, holding her covers up to her chest. “Who are you?”
He stepped forward and sat on the edge of the bed. “I have been visiting you every night since I saw you standing by the fountain. You are the most beautiful mortal I've ever laid eyes on.”
Still unsure if what she was seeing was real, Kayla closed her eyes.
"Please be real," she whispered.
“Open your eyes,” he whispered back.
Hesitant, Kayla opened her eyes slow without looking up. She felt his finger beneath her chin pulling her head upwards. She looked up and saw a marvelous span of wings that glowed with the most beautiful golden light. Kayla took a deep breath in. She reached up to touch his wings. The tops of them were soft like the feathers of a bird. The tips of them were sharp as a razor. His skin was hot to the touch.
Kayla held her breath. “Are they real? Are you real?”
“Yes,” he said.
The soft glow from his wings ran up her arm. She felt a rush of warmth and excitement flash in her body. Lost in a trance, Kayla looked deep into his eyes and wavered a little. She had never seen anything so beautiful in her life.
He brought her hand to his lips. She brushed off the feeling of her quickening pulse. Electric. Hot. Soft.
“Why?” she asked.
“You felt me. No one ever feels me,” he replied.
“What do you want?” she asked.
“Nothing you don’t want to give,” he replied.
She looked deep into his eyes. There was a whole eternity of good and evil locked inside them. They held a wealth of love and even moments of deep pain. So much of everything…too much all at the same time. She leaned in towards him. ‘Are you real? Am I dreaming? You have so much love and danger locked inside your eyes.’ Her body quivered with excitement. Every pore had a longing to feel more of him.
He leaned in, they were a breath away. Her mind filled with want and desire. He closed in on her mouth. Such a sweet taste of honey and strawberries filled her senses. He kissed her neck hard and deep with passion. She moaned with joy and longing. He ran his hand along her thigh and she wanted more. With his mouth, he suckled her breast sending s streak of lightening through her very soul. When he came down on her, she was sure she was going to explode.
Both of them moved together, sending her deeper and deeper into the throngs of pleasure and pain. Her mind exploded with adrenaline and she raised up to cover his mouth again. Passion, more than she even knew, filled her body and she let loose all she had inside. Oh such sweet joy from the moment filled her soul. She never felt anyone like she felt him. She cried tears of joy from the pleasure he brought her.
He rolled over onto the bed. His body had a silver moon light sparkle to it. He kissed her once more, sending electric shocks of passion through her body. Such sweet wonderful joy was given to Kayla, one like she had never known. Her whole life she had been waiting for passion to take her away.
He took her by the hand and lead her off the bed then wrapped his arm around her waist and lifted her off the ground. Together they flew out of the window. Soaring high into the night sky, Kayla looked down at the ground and for a moment, she felt small in the world.
The wind brushed through her hair from the flight. He took her higher and higher into the air and stopped just above the clouds. A whole other world surrounded her, covered in white. Kayla felt him staring at her. He stretched his wings out and they floated down towards her window. He placed her on the bed. She looked up at him.
“Will I see you again?” she asked.
“I'm always here,” he said.
The alarm clock went off at six am on the dot. She was sure it was all a dream when she opened her eyes. When she got out of bed to take a shower, a golden feather fell on the floor. Kayla sat down in shock with one thing on her mind.
‘It was real.’