I hear laughing and a cat meow, and remembered that Mother doesn’t have a cat, so it has to be Merle, dear sweet Merle. Everyone was in the kitchen with their backs to me and I couldn’t help myself.
“BBBBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” everyone jumps out of their skins and I fall to the ground laughing.
“Hitomi!” everyone screams and runs to hug me but they stop short when they see my wings. “Are… are you okay?”
“Yeah, I’m fine, I’m just a bit more Atlantean, then everyone thought.” That was when Van, appeared, and he was more handsome then I remember. I was beyond speechless; he seemed to knock the wind out of my lungs.
“Hitomi?” I nod, and he runs to me, picks me up wings and all. “You are so beautiful, my Wind Goddess.” I smile. “When did you get wings?” I looked at him and at everyone else.
“About a week after I came back.” I looked at my mother. “Mom, I’m going back to Gaea, that is my home and where I belong, but with my power and my charm, which Van is wearing right now, I’ll be able to visit. I promise.” I turned to Van and Allen. “Van, can you fly with me to my apartment, and Mom can you drive Allen there please, I need some stuff packed to take back to Gaea, because unless I’m visiting I’m not coming back.” My mother looks down and tries to find her keys.
“I’m coming too.” Merle calls out.
“Me too, I would like to see your wardrobe from this world.” Malerna says with a smile, and I can’t help but smile.
“Alright let’s go,” I take Van’s hand and go to the roof. “You ready, My King?”
“You really have to ask me that?” he pauses and looks at my wings, which causes me to blush. “Me finally flying side by side with my Wind Goddess, in her own world… I wouldn’t miss such an opportunity.”
While still holding his hand I run to the edge of the building and I jump, letting my wings flap, just like me breathing. Occasionally I look over at Van and he is just in awe at all the skyscrapers that seem to touch the sky, and we are flying over them as if they are just paper. “Why do you want to come back to Gaea, if you have this all around you?” I look at him, and I could tell that he just still hasn’t even begun to understand my feelings for him.
“Because, Van, you can’t stay here. You can’t live in this world, you have people to rule and take care of, you have your brother’s son to take care of, your nephew. You have too much to sacrifice to come out here to be with me, but I on the other hand, all I have to do is pack up my stuff and write some letters. I love you Van, I love you more than my home.” He just stared at me with his mouth open and I laughed. “You are going to catch a bug in your mouth.” Sure enough that is what he did and he started coughing and gagging, as well as unable to fly straight. I started to laugh.
“Do you really mean that?” he said in a slight higher pitched voice, I suppressed a giggle, as I nodded. “Merle said that the only reason that you wanted to be with me is because you wanted to be the Queen. That because you don’t have Kings and Queens here on the Mystic Moon that you wanted to be with me so you could have that position.” He said softly. My wings started to glow and pulse with a red light.
“That….stupid….hateful….ignorant CAT! I’M GOING TO KILL HER!” I screamed and tried to fly down to where she was at, but Van stopped me.
“Hitomi. Hitomi knock it off. Remember that she enjoys getting under your skin, remember that.” Slowly my wings stopped pulsing.
“I’m sorry, My Love. But what she said isn’t true.”
“I believe you.” I looked forward and saw my apartment.