|Forever Starlight (standard:fantasy, 49117 words)|
|Author: Erwin A.Stevens||Added: Jul 31 2016||Views/Reads: 571/324||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|The Final Chapter to Healing Starlight.|
Forever Starlight: By: Erwin Stevens -The Dedication(s): To: Gail Baudino, (and the Elves of Malvern): Thanks for the Inspiration to get me writing again, and your book's help and healing, “Alanae ea yolisi, Elthia!” *Andy: "You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific?" Red: "No." Andy: "They say it has no memory. That is where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory." (Shawshank Redemption) A lone traveler floated along amidst the blue gray waters of the Pacific Ocean, a lone life raft where a young Elven Harper named Natil Summerson-L'Theil and a young human named Katherine Grace lay in the bottom of the small craft. Together Natil and her companion are both survivors of a disaster at sea. One where the ship named the SS Salvadorian Hato exploded after its third night at sea, the damage severe enough to cripple it and later causing it to sink into the silent waves of the Pacific. All but a few passengers were evacuated from their cabins to the deck, placed into the lifeboats as thunderous explosions continually hit the ship causing it to rock two and fro. No one had seen the young Harper thrown from the deck of the ship, clinging for her life on the side of a life raft that was blown free by the explosions. No one would see her pull herself into the lifeboat, or grab the collar of a life preserver containing Katherine Grace, the captain's youngest daughter into the craft. She had likewise found herself thrown from the deck of the ship to float in the inky cold Pacific waters. That had been four days ago. The Harper's journey had started a few days before that. Together with Rijiin, her husband, they sat in the horse drawn carriage would take them down the streets of Denver to the limo company that would take them to the airport. Together from the airport, the Harper and Rijiin would both board a jet liner bound for Los Angeles and from there they would meet a medium sized cruise yacht chartered to take them and two hundred other people to Mexico on a spectacular honeymoon for two. As the young Harper lay unconscious in the raft, she was seeing images of recent past, starting with her wedding day. It is a time of happiness for the young maiden, remembering the day like it was yesterday, staring at the gardens of the Tree Star building from one of the many corner offices and at the many guests who have gathered from near and far for their wedding. Natil, as she waited for her day to start, her wedding to Rijiin, she paced the office back and forth like a caged animal. She is dressed in the long ruffled white wedding gown, her face made up and she wears her hair up in a neat bun. Natil is a young beautiful elf maiden but a very nervous bride to be. She held a wad of Kleenex in hand, as she dried her tears and nervously wept every few minutes. Her gaze fell upon a mirror in the office and transfixed as she stared at the radiant reflection of herself. The realization had hit her solidly that she was going to be wed today and never thought, centuries ago, that she would be with someone or find anyone in her travels she could love. "Oh by the Goddess, are you ready for this Mistress? Do you know what you are doing?" The Harper had said it aloud as she stared at the mirror, and she managed a confident nod to the reflection that she peered at in the mirror. The Harper smiled at the image of herself, a very youthful looking Elven woman, who is four point three billion years old, and one of the first borne Elves of Adria. A young maiden who is now clad in a magnificent white ruffled wedding gown of the period. Natil grimaced as she felt her eyes welling up with tears. "Oh Mirya, Talla, Roxanne, Varden, Terrill, Charity," She said their names aloud. "I wish you could see me now." She had called out the names of those of four hundred years ago, her friends, and those whom she considered family who faded long ago from the world. Click here to read the rest of this story (5534 more lines)
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