I'm wandering aimlessly near the perimeter of the forest that marks our houses.
Everything is silent— so silent that my heartbeats sound like drumrolls.
I sit down, look up at the shadowed moon and try to calm my chaotic thoughts.
I haven't moved a muscle, not really. That's a lie, given that I'm lying down now. From my peripheral vision, I can see that you're already asleep because the flickering bulb you're so fond of is... well, flickering right now.
A snap. I jolt upright and turn, repeating to myself that it's not a grizzly bear.
And it's not.
There you are, just a few steps away from me. But it feels like a deep chasm is in between.
I finally say that I'm still confused, and you smile.
Because you know that I'm lying. You've known for awhile.
You're infront of me now and it takes me a moment to get my bearings because all of this is too much.
You. Me. Us.
We stay quiet, our breaths intermingled in the cold night air.
And then I see a small blip of light.
You take my hand, whispering that it's okay.
They're everywhere. Tiny specks of light that somehow illuminate the darkness around us.
And within me.
I confess that I'm scared.
You murmur that you are too.
I tell you that I want to try something.
You don't utter a word, but your breathing becomes laboured.
The moment I lean in to kiss my best friend I realise that we're the perfect height.
So it. Is. Amazing.
And those fireflies? They glow brighter than ever.
An amazing artwork by @never.forever
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