This was written for The Descriptive Challenge by Emery Wright.
What a wonderful idea for a challenge! Thank you for letting me participate!
I used the prompts 'celestial', 'luminous', 'ocean' and 'to seize'.
It's certainly not the best I've written – though, I'm not surprised considering how tired I was when I wrote it.
Anyhow, I hope at least one person will enjoy it. =)
She watched the water absentmindedly; the moon reflecting off the surface like a mirror so that it seemed as if there were two of them. With a small part of her lips, she let out a long, regretful sigh.
She shifted slightly on the rock – moving her arms behind her so that she could lean on them – and pushed her feet into the sand, letting the water lap at her toes. She leaned back and closed her eyes, relishing the feeling of life that thrummed through her body.
The wind whipped at her silvery blonde hair and they danced in unison, like two phenomenal ballet partners. She snapped open her eyelids, bringing her knees in towards her body and wrapping her arms around them.
And she resumed her watching of the moon.
She sat there for a while; doing nothing but staring. When the moon was directly above her, she stood in one graceful movement.
She began to walk; slowly; letting her feet sink into the sand before bringing them up and taking a step.
Blatantly ignoring her lack of swimwear, she drifted further and further into the ocean, until she was waist deep.
There she paused, letting her fingers skim the surface of the water.
Then, closing her eyes, she let the tear drops fall.
Memories danced across her closed eyelids, soft whispers caressing her ears as she felt lips brush against hers – so real she almost forgot it was but a ghost of the past.
She bit her lip to stop the cry of grief from escaping her body, simultaneously bringing her hands up to her face and pressing her palms against her eyelids.
She was startled when she felt a hand on her shoulder, for she thought that she had been all alone.
Turning in a flurry of movement, she gazed in amazement at the figure that stood before her.
Tilting her head to the side in curiosity, she blinked once, twice, thrice, a slow chill creeping over her body when she realised it did not disappear.
His luminous figure juxtaposed almost alarming with the dark night sky behind him and she felt all the breath leave her body as she realised who she was staring at.
That platinum blonde hair; those wide, crystal blue eyes; the rosy lips...they all spelt out one word – a word so familiar, yet so seemingly different from this.
But, how was it possible?
She had seen his lifeless body with her own very eyes, just yesterday. She'd watched as they lowered the marble white coffin into the ground, smelt the lilacs and gardenias that surrounded his headstone, which read: -
Draco Malfoy 1981 -2002
And she could not read any further.
Yet, here he was now – glowing and smiling as if there was nothing wrong.
She opened her mouth to speak and found that no words came out. She didn't even have to speak at all; he already knew what she was going to say.
He put a finger over his lips, gesturing to her to be quiet and brought his other hand up to cover her mouth; staring, all the while, into her vivid green eyes.
She felt herself sinking, the water soaking through her clothing, sending a cold chill through her body and spreading like wild fire.
Then her face broke the surface and she felt water creep into her ears, up her nose and she tried to gasp but the hand over her mouth prevented it.
Her lungs burned, begging for the oxygen that she just couldn't get. Despite the pain, she did not struggle – she knew what would happen afterwards. So, she seized the opportunity, smiling serenely all the while.
Then, slowly, the pain ebbed away and she was left with a calm, tranquil (and slightly hazy) feeling throughout her body.
She stared into his eyes and he stared back. They both blinked and suddenly...everything was gone.
I know, I haven't mentioned who the girl is...I thought I might leave that to your imagination. ;)
Leave me a review and let me know who you think it is! =D
-Love, HPJellicleCat. xx ^.^