Just thought I would post my submission for this week's Thursday Threads competition. I know the winner and HMs have already been chosen, but I was happy with this piece and thought I would put it somewhere safe. So...here it is. ENJOY!
"Didn't used to be a war, you know. Between nature and man." Cari caressed a
leaf hanging on a branch by her head.
"We used to revere the power that the
plants could bring. The power of healing, the power of life. We used to respect
it." She closed her eyes and her body thrummed with the lifesources surrounding
Edward looked on in amazement as she seemed to glow with an ethereal
inner light. Cari opened her eyes, and smiled. "You see."
She touched a
glowing hand to a seemingly dead flower at the base of a tree. Edward gasped
as he saw it regenerate. Saw it grow into the beauty that it once was.
laughed at his surprise. The sound of it so airy and perfect to Edward's ears.
"All we need to do is to nourish this power. Nourish our souls and minds with
the wonder that is our surrounding world." The glow finally left her.
faded out, leaving behind a radiance that made her even more beautiful than
before. Edward walked over to her and leaned in close. "Teach me."
wrapped her arms around his neck, and they kissed.