At a distance the faerie hovered, peering around the tree she hid behind. A single crystal tear escaped. She flicked it quickly away chiding herself for crying. Promising oneself not to cry is ridiculous, the heart is an untamed imp with a mind of its own.
They took hands. She felt her body shudder as her throat strangled a sob.
It shouldn’t hurt, but it did. Love was a fickle thing.
As their brows touched, and her vision went blurry, Kiena clenched her jaw. Balling a fist, the faerie tried to strengthen her resolve but the tears would not depart on command.
She was just going to have to bless the couple regardless of the trembling sobs overtaking her.
With a deep breath that crackled in her chest, she grit her teeth, and raised a hand.
“May she bring you Light.” A thin flitting of glittery magic swirled toward the couple. “May she bring you joy.” It encircled them, though neither noticed for they could not see the magic Kiena gave them.
“May she fulfill all of your dreams, so that you will never be in want.
“May she bear you children, and raise them in harmony and peace.
“May she never bring you ill-will, or contention.
“May there always be peace within your families.
“May love abound unguarded.
“May she adore you all of her days.”
Kiena couldn’t continue as she pressed into the tree, overwhelmed by her grief. After a long moment crying silently, she finished her blessing in a whisper, “And may her life be free of darkness- though if there is, may it be easy to overcome. For happiness I gift you, and joy, that your days may be full.”
With that, the magic encircling the couple consumed them in a wind.
Rynn knit his brow glancing around, having felt the effects of the magic. His eyes met Kiena’s one eye that peered from behind the tree. For a moment his heart stopped, as quickly as he blinked, she vanished and he heard her wings buzzing urgently away. A sad smile turned half of his mouth up. He would always have room in his heart for her.
And then his eyes met those of the love of his life. Her eyes glittered like the stars in the heavens, enchanting his entire being. Without another thought of Kiena, he took this lovely creature into his arms, and kissed her as he’d never kissed before.