Snowflake Love

The snow just began to fall…

The white flurries that came floating down woke me from my slumber, but I paid little attention to them. I must have been lying on top of the frozen lake for hours now. My face was too numb to feel the icy white flakes dropping onto me. If he hadn’t found me, I’d probably been buried underneath the snowfall that was to come because my arms and legs were too tired to move.

I was only vaguely aware of my surroundings when another pair of arms lifted me into the air. The fact that I was found didn’t shock or surprise me. I knew who it was, and I knew i could always count on him to find me. It was the warmth he carried that shocked my cold body. I almost felt burnt as I rested my head against his chest, counting the beats of his heart. It was a lullaby that I had become so used to. Without his steady heartbeats, I wouldn’t have fallen asleep again so quickly.

The snow continued to fall…

The sound of running water woke me up.

The steam that clung to my shivering body made my freezing limbs tingle, so I guess the water must have been fairly hot, even though I couldn’t feel it even as I was thrown into the tub. The arms underneath me had disappeared, and the water soaked through my clothes, its heat allowing my blood to run to the tips of my fingers. My face was not spared from this wet onslaught, for a stream continuously splashed onto my face, forcing me awake. The water from the showerhead was relentless. Each time I breathed, I coughed out the water that managed to get into my throat.

Once the coughs lessened in their intensity, his lips captured mine, his head blocking the showerhead from wetting my face. His arms followed, wrapping my body so hard against his that, no matter how much I struggled, I couldn’t break free. But it was just an unnecessary precaution he was taking. I could never free myself before I succumbed to his hunger. This time, it was no different. Wrapping my arms around his neck, he knew I had given in once again, as I always would.

The water continued to run…

The snow had stopped falling.

Written Monday March 7th, 2011