Alissa shifted on the sofa where I had placed her. I stood with my back to the wall, my knees feeling weak. I couldn't trust myself to stand. All I could do was stare at her, with that same sense of longing, wanting, and that heavy gloom of reality.
She looked at me with her eyes--her most beautiful, amazing eyes--and I felt that I would collapse. It brought back memories of....."Remind you of anything?" I asked, my voice quivering.
"Oh yes," Alissa said in reply.
The first day. The day we had met. The day I had rescued her. The day she fainted and we kissed. The day we fell in love.
"What have I done?" she asked, her face struck with horror.
"What neither of us could resist doing," I answered. I was struck too, I was terrified. I hated myself for what I had let happen, but yet I wanted to kiss her, to hold her, to caress her soft skin.....
"So, the girl..." began Alissa, her face pale and drawn.
"Doesn't matter," she could only reply.
"That's right," I nodded, simply staring at her as I began my approach. My emotions started to rage through me like a wildfire. There was no cooling them, no stopping them. I loved her. "All that matters is you."
"Me," she murmured.
I knelt before her. "You." I took her hand, clasping it between mine. I was struck silly with Love, my sanity had been replaced with Love, I could only think of Love..... "You have to do something."
"What?" Alissa whispered, dumbfounded, captivated as I was. I was helplessly madly in love with her; I could barely keep myself still, hold back from kissing those lips just before me.
"Look after my heart," I couldn't resist any longer, I couldn't contain my longing. I pressed my lips against hers--I kissed her. My blood was searing, my heart racing; she put her arms around my neck and pure joy coursed through me as she returned the kiss. I threw my own arms around her waist and pulled her close to me, holding her so tightly. I never wanted to let her go, never wanted to leave her again. I opened my full self to her, poured my full self onto her, and she to me. I was hers and only hers; I was incapable of being with anyone else. She melted in my arms, indescibable Love passing through our hearts and souls.
"I love you, Alissa," I breathed, pulling my lips from hers briefly. "I never stopped loving you."
"Andrion...," she drew closer to me, her eyes sparkling.
I traced my lips across hers. "Never leave me again....," I murmured. "Stay with me..."
She smiled, leaning in to resume our kiss. I ran my hands along her skin, our souls entwining in the most wonderful way.
Look after my heart, Alissa.