I glanced up, smiling as I saw my darling Cara approach, dressed in an ankle length green dress, her peacock Kanaka drifting beside her silvery white like a ghost but totally real. Cara’s silky black hair was curled beautifully. I stroked her arm as she approached, gazing at me with her stunning brown eyes.
“Hello Sweetie.” I murmured, standing up from the wooden bench, my black, white and russet-red dress flowing around me. I was so much prettier than Cara’s I almost felt bad. I pulled her into a tight hug, her soft hair tickling my face as I held her against me. “How are you C?”
“My mood is as beautiful as you.” She murmured back, breathing in my fresh garden scent. “Though Laith is as irritating as ever.”
“Mhm, he is. He is a fine leader though and I am proud to have him.” I answered with a smile. I tried not to look into Cara’s mind as I held her hand. I didn’t want to invade her privacy. Every couple has secrets and I had no desire to find out Cara’s.
Cara shrugged and smiled again. “He doesn’t matter. As long as I’ve got you …”
“Everything is perfect.” I finished, smiling insanely. Cara made me whole, made me who I was. I glanced again at her Kanaka, white as a ghost but solid as a man: stunning. I’d created them using psychic energy, like our powers. My Kanaka splashed beside me. I smiled down at my small Orca. “Hey Baby.”
Ocala chirped playfully beside me, bobbing up and down on the silvery mist. Cara’s Polly Peacock strode quickly to Ocala, brushing his feathery check against her leathery skin. I watched them, playing and dancing around each other, though Ocala’s body stayed mainly below the water level that was the ground.
Ocala never really liked being in the extensive gardens of my home; its greenness unfamiliar and uncomfortably restricting, her misty water cold. But I barely visited the warm pools we also had. Cara and Polly were more comfortable in the forests so that’s where I would be. Cara always complained I did so much for her when it clearly strained me. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I was the eldest, I was going to take care of her.
“I love you.” I whispered softly into Cara’s ear, my green eyes watching the light reflect off her shiny black locks. She turned her head and smiled so widely I knew nothing would ever look as beautiful as she, not by half.
“I love you too.”