Winter Snow - Part 1
She stormed out of the house in a rage into the cold cold evening. The blush on her cheeks was red as roses, making her red hair even brighter. The tears streamed down her cheeks once she was out of view of the house.
Oh, the memories I had with her. When I would rock her to sleep, or cradle her in my arms. Push her while she was on the swings. Join her in her creation of imaginary worlds.
But she’d never remember me after fifteen years, even if I showed myself to her. They made sure of that.
“I’m so done with this shithole of a town! If only it would at least snow.” That was something I could do for her. With the snap of my finger I summoned the nimbostratus clouds. I knew Sol would get upset with me but I decided to face him later.
The first snowflake landed on her nose. All I wanted to do at that point was follow her and see what she did. Her eyes opened very wide and her body jolted. She delicately touched her nose and wiped it off of her nose, looking at her hand in disbelief. Yet one after another, snowflakes began to fall all around her. A grin emerged on her face, accentuating her beautiful eyes that we shared. She was even more astonished when she saw that the snow was falling in a fifteen foot circle around her (I didn’t want that much shit from Sol, I’m not stupid enough to make it snow in an entire town in the Southern US).
She transformed before my eyes into a child. She was rolling, kicking, throwing, and spinning in the snow. Her laughter filled the air with music. I basked in her joy, so tempted to join her.
Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore. I stepped out of the shade of the trees and began to walk towards the snow circle. When I made it to the rim of the circle, I stood there marvelling at the sight, wishing it would never end... And then she saw me. Her face went from the huge smile of joy to a quizzical, searching kind of look. Then something clicked within her. She dropped the snow in her arms and slowly inched towards me.
″... Winter? Is that you?” Hearing her say my name pierced my heart. She can see me? She remembers me?
“Hi Summer.” She unexpectedly pounced onto me and pinned me down. I thought she was going to attack me but she wrapped her arms around my body and began to sob. I didn’t know what to do with my hands. I didn’t know how to react to this. I couldn’t believe she knew me. One of my arms rested on her head with the other on her back. I pet her hair and tried to soothe her as she cried into my shoulder. Her shudders decreased and soon she was able to sit up... still on top of me.
“How did you escape? Are they coming after you?” What?
“Whoa whoa. What are you talking about?”
“They took you away from me. They tried to make me forget you existed but I knew you were real. I knew that You were real. I’ve been waiting for you for so damn long.”
“Summer... I kind of have something to tell you-”
“I know that you can control the weather. I control it too! Just different elements. I’ve hidden mine so they wouldn’t take me, but I can control heat.” Her words sent me spinning. She knew everything? “But we need to leave now if we want to stay together again!”
“That won’t help us. That won’t help you!”
“We have to try. ”
“But Sum-” she leaned down and pressed her lips to mine. I was taken aback as the taste of peppermint pleasantly hit me. She sat back up, her eyes sparkling in the moonlight. I knew now why she wanted to run. And I would gladly go with her wherever she led, even if we were slowly killing each other the longer and closer we got to one another.
I looked at the ground behind her. All the snow was gone and the grass was dried out - dead. Our world destruction was beginning - but would it be worth our love?