After meeting Breigh officially, Kiena spent several days with him and his friends. They were delightful. She enjoyed every moment in their company.
Winter was setting it. Morning frost turned into gentle layers of snow. Kiena watched her new friends craft snowflakes and icy layers of crystal.
Capra caused the ice to glow. Dax told Kiena that Capra’s people were said to have descended from the stars.
Breigh seemed genuinely interested in including her in their daily activities. When Kiena was not working she was most often found with them.
It felt good to be included. She found herself cheering up little by little as the days turned into weeks.
Before long, Winter Solstice was approaching, and they were preparing for the seasonal festivals.
As Breigh flew to her on the top of the dell where she was preparing to work on filling decorations with joy, Kiena realized for the first time she no longer woke up thinking of Rynn.
Their eyes met, causing a jolt of electricity to spread across her chest. She blinked twice, darting her eyes to the bowl in front of her. “Hi, join me,” she said, clearing the space next to her.
“Actually, I wanted to ask if you would join me.” He plopped into the chair, propping on his elbows and smiling with a comical grin.
Trying not to laugh, Kiena glanced briefly at him twice, focusing on the object in front of her, “I have a lot to do right now, where did you want to go?”
“To the feast tonight,” he paused briefly so she’d look at him, “with you.” He finished with a wink.
Not altogether surprised, but definitely hiding excitement Kiena could not keep from smiling ear to ear, “Why?” She asked.
Briegh blinked, visibly nervous as he worked to answer, “I thought that, while we usually just meet each other, it would be nice if you go with me.”
Warmth spread through her chest, “Why wouldn’t we just meet each other here?”
“Because I don’t want to just meet like friends would.” He reached for words, and reached for her hand, “I want to come to your door and take you by the hand. And then, perhaps we would walk together.”
“That sounds nice.” Kiena beamed, not realizing the object in front of her radiated, the aura grew with intensity.
Briegh smiled knowingly, “so I will plan to be there shortly before sunset.”
“I will wait for you.”
“Good.” Breigh nodded, and awkwardly said goodbye before flying away again.
Kiena watched him go, and then turned her attention back to the bowl. “Oh my!” She exclaimed watching it glow, suddenly realizing she’d completely given her emotions away.