Author's note: I wrote this one in like an hour. Just a little
shorty. Wanted to write and happened to get an inspiration. :) The
story takes place before Insurrection and Nemesis.
Thanks go to my beta readers for helping me! :)
Some of you might have already read this on another list but this is
a bit different version. I have made a few changes to make it more
All feedback is welcome and hoped (begged) for but please be gentle.
Copyright (c) 2004 Sunstar
by Sunstar 2004
Everyone else had left, I was alone. The lights had been turned off
so the room was bathed in moonlight.
I closed my eyes for a second. If I listened carefully enough I could
hear the faint sound of a song. I opened my eyes and looked down at
I was wearing a dress. The most beautiful dress I could have ever
imagined. I ran my hand over the fabric. It felt light and soft as
silk as it flowed like water through my fingers. The light from
outside was making it glow like tiny stars, transforming anyone
wearing it into a goddess.
Slowly, the music began to get louder. I could feel someone in the
room with me. I lifted my eyes and let my gaze stop at the figure in
the far corner. I could hardly breathe. It was him.
I couldn't move, I felt paralyzed. He was watching me and I could
feel his desire wash over me in waves. My mind was racing, and my
heart was beating faster than ever. I swallowed the lump in my throat
and whispered his name. I whispered his name so quietly that I
thought he didn't hear me. But he did. He started to move towards me,
never breaking eye contact.
Even though my eyes were glued to his, I could still see his every
move, every muscle moving under his clothes. He looked so gorgeous,
so handsome. It seemed like someone had made his suit to match my
gown. How could he have known. It was impossible, but still true.
He was halfway across the room now, and my whole body was trembling,
waiting. I could feel he was just as excited as I was, and just as
nervous and scared. But underneath the fear was the strong desire I
had felt before. It was so strong, it was flooding every part of my
being. But I didn't stop it, I let it happen.
He was still walking towards me. Every second he got closer ... and
closer... until he was right in front of me.
"Breathe" I heard him say with a hint of a smile on his lips.
I obeyed, taking in a shaky breath, inhaling the scent of him. His
lips turned into a tender smile, and I smiled back. The look he gave
me sent more shivers down my spine.
I felt him reach for my hand, lifting it up to his lips and tenderly
kissing it. A sensation of warmth rushed over me making my knees weak.
After closing his eyes for a second to savour the feeling, he opened
them again and seemed to look right through my eyes into my soul.
"May I have this dance, please?" He asked, still holding my hand
close to him.
"Yes" I whispered on an exhale.
He pulled me close to him and I could feel the heat radiate from him.
He placed his right hand on my back and his left hand on my right.
Setting my other hand on his upper-arm I adjusted my body against
his. I could feel him breathing, his chest moving as rapidly as mine
I heard the music again, it was a slow waltz. The most beautiful
waltz I knew.
He began swaying, holding me close. I was still trembling, barely
able to stay on my feet.
Ever so slowly, he moved his arm up and down my back, soothing me,
willing me to relax. His caresses were making me lose all sense of
time and place. Our bodies were melting together, becoming one being.
After I had completely surrendered myself to him, he started moving.
The music was guiding him, and he was guiding me. I felt like I was
in heaven. We were all alone in our own universe, wrapped around each
other and knowing nothing of the world around us. There was only him,
and me, only us.
The music flowed through my veins like the blood running through my
system. We must have been flying. I felt so light. My feet could not
have been touching the ground.
We danced together in perfect sync. I was aware of his arms
supporting me, his breath on my shoulder. He spun me around the room
and I followed his lead. I would follow him anywhere and he knows
that. My trust in him is complete. We're meant to be together.
Then, all too soon, the music began to fade and he dipped me slowly.
For what seemed like an eternity, his eyes locked with mine again and
I could see all his emotions flicker on his face and feel them in my
mind. His caring, his loyalty, his trust and his love. His love was
what I could see and feel most clearly.
I tried to blink back the tears that were threatening to flow. I
didn't know what caused them - sadness, happiness ...
Whatever the reason, I forced them back when his head bowed down
When his lips finally touched mine I wrapped my arms around his neck
and hung on for dear life. I kissed him with all the love and passion
I had in me, letting all the years of desperate longing, and fear of
losing him pour into him with the force of a tidal wave.
I could feel our minds merge together, and the sensation of him
caressing my soul was unbelievable.
It was the best moment of my life. I wish it could have lasted
forever, but it didn't. With a last tender kiss he pulled away,
tracing the outline of my face with his fingers.
"I love you" he whispered both out loud and silently, and the tears
that I had been holding back, finally managed to break free. "I'll
always love you. Never forget that."
Then, with a final look, he turned away ... turned away and walked
back to where he had come from, to the shadows, disappearing from my
sight and my mind.
I stood still, staring at the spot where he had disappeared for
several minutes until I lowered my head.
The dress was gone. I was back in my uniform.
It was just my imagination. It was all a dream.
I looked at the stars outside and hoped. Hoped that someday my dream
would come true.