It was 9:45PM Pacific Time as I was just about to fall asleep after a long day of being sick. It was also a painful day as my shoulders were burning. Exhausted I just fell onto my bed. I didn't realize that I was already dreaming as my body sunk into my bed to a portal of wind. Opening my eyes to feel the wind, my body was passing clouds of a sunset gold. I saw everyone suddenly come to life.
I was falling down through the skies to only be caught by the same male who's been with me from the past week and a few days ago. Then the sound and the image of a music box playing rung through my mind to wake up to a sun lit room with a all white bed and walls of light ocean blue. It was a sweet room as a scent of saffron and exotic herbs filled my nose. Slowly I got up to see that same male who caught me sitting across from me in an old Victorian chair of White and Gold. He appeared grim and ashamed.
"You were falling, again," he said.
Falling? I realized that when I was 17 I had a dream where I was falling and something caught me. I look at this man realizing he caught me before. At that time when I was 17 I was suffering from a kidney infection which I was in extreme care or unit; I really don't remember.
"You! You saved me from falling when I was 17!" I piped.
He was silent for a moment, but then nodded "yes". His clothes were different from the last time we met, they changed colors as usual. He said: "Back then I was a troubled soul, but when I saw you falling I had to grab you. And now, since your grandpa passed away, I had the chance to see you again. Although, Annie, I can't bare the fact that you're a seraph."
"A seraph? You mean a six winged angel?" I asked.
"Yes, you already have four out of the six wings; however, you'll be getting them on your 21st birthday. Which I must warn you. The Demons will be after you more than ever. Though I am capable to protect you Annie, I will be needing your help too."
"You better not be a demon yourself," I growled.
"Don't worry, I killed myself. Only because I didn't believe in this world nor love," he hissed.
"Then prove to me you are HUMAN!" I screamed.
He lunged at me and pinned me down. When I looked up at him, he was crying. Though I knew anyone could fake tears, but something in my heart told me that those tears were real. I whispered: "You are human . . . then why are you here?"
"I have committed the ultimate sin, Annie. It was not living nor enduring the pain of life as a mortal like yourself," wept the man.
"I don't know why HE has given me the duties to protect you. HE just said that it was necessary that nothing was to harm you, especially with your wings," he continued.
At that moment I felt his hands leave but grabbing him closer to me by the bed beside me; I wanted nothing more than him to be alive and breathing beside me. I wanted him to be human, someone I could actually see, hold, and maybe become something more.
So as we lied there, I could finally sense a name coming from him. It was Jody. Jody was a form of names that began with the letter "J". I felt connected to his name as I wanted to hold him tightly. I felt love, but I wondered if he felt the same way. I wanted him to love me, which he stared at me nuzzling his face down upon my neck. My heart fluttered as his hands felt down my arms as my hands reached underneath his clothes. He came closer kissing my neck, then on top of me he modestly kisses my lips. Something made that kiss endearing to me as it felt so right. I felt something growing out of my back as the kisses gently and tenderly became passionate. It wasn't lust, it was romantic. I felt a lightness in my back as he notices it too.
"You're showing your wings, Annie," he purred. He went back kissing my neck and then held me up to see him eye to eye.
I felt naive as I wanted to kiss his lips. "What do they look like?" I asked.
"Like a stained glass window with amber as its glass--you can say its patterned like a butterfly's wing but narrow like a dragonfly's wing. . . Annie, you're beautiful in so many ways. I could only wish to be alive with you," he said.
"Although maybe there'll be a chance. Wait for me, Annie. Wait for me until the beginning of Spring and you will see me alive," he continued and then ended it with a gentle kiss.
"Where can I find you?" I asked.
"Nowhere, I'll be looking for you."
Suddenly the sun lit room became a blinding light as the male presence once nameless was becoming my words to call out and then scream out.
"Jody, don't leave ME!"
"I won't . . . I'll see you, again . . ."