Placing me on the floor gently, as if I was made of glass, Luke grabbed my hand once more and pulled me down the dark road.
Soon we were surrounded by a sea of towering trees, their height dominating me and mocking me.
I dropped his warm, scarred hand and looked up at the night sky.
Stars littered the dark blue ocean above us, like spits of fire erupting from a volcano.
We were just small specks of light, dancing around the earth under their eye. They can see everything. They're always there, even when you can't see them.
The moon hung low in the sky, the glow of it's cold, bright light showing us the pa-
"Suzy?" Luke asked, turning to look at me.
"Sorry," I replied, my head still looking up. "I was just thinking of how I would describe this setting if it was in a book,"
He looked at me as if I was weird.
"Since when did you write?" he asked, as his tall quiff brushed the leaves.
"I've always been a writer. I just kinda fell out of it when the depression started." I informed him. We were still walking through the forest to the unknown destination.
"Where are we going?" I questioned, pushing away a branch to clear my path.
"You'll see," he replied, not looking me straight in the eye.
"You do this too often," I reply, thinking of all the times he had done that. Last time he took me to school. Where could we possibly be going this time?
I placed my warm hands over her eyes. She giggled as I led her forwards, never failing at dodging rocks and obstacles in the way. Finally, we stopped.
"Close your eyes" I said, so she did. Then I took away my hands.
"Did this really happen, or are you making this up?" Suzy asked, as she stepped into the circle of light.
"It's real. I promise," I said, the truth in every word.
She sat in the center of the candles, the light flickering on her face.
"I lit every candle myself that night.
I did this time as well, but then it was different. You were so touched that you ran into my arms and kissed me." I said, recapping the story.
"Then we lay on the grass and looked up at the stars," I sat down next to her.
Grabbing my hand, we lay down side by side, just like we did before.
"And I told you that I love you," I finished, turning to look her in the eyes.
Slowly she leant forwards, brushing her lips against mine. Her hair tickled my face as we shared the intimate moment.
I took a breath before making the move.
Our lips attached.
They moved in sync as I endured the perfect moment.
Her lips were sweet, a taste that I had been craving for so long. I had tingles down my spine as she put a hand in my hair, tugging at the roots slightly.
We pulled away to take a breath.
"I have to go," she gasped, gathering herself together and running away.
"Suzy!" I shouted after her.
I lay on my back thinking back to what just happened. I had been craving her touch for so long; she took my breath away.
Suddenly, I remembered the old couple.
'Don't ever let her go'
I wasn't ever going to let her go.