MichaeLuna - I'm Not Like Other Girls - Part 8 - Michael's Happiness
You Are My Life
The morning was bright and Luna's heart soared higher than the billowy clouds outside of her heavenly window. Far above the earth, her mind held the most delicious memories.
The imprints of shared moments can never be erased from a soul. She resolved to remember the moments with Michael above all else. She promised to find him again in every lifetime he spent as an Earthling. If only he could fully transform now... If only he could be with her forever as he was now...his curly head peacefully sleeping on her pillow, an angel who needed no sleep, yet was enchanting to watch as he slumbered.
Although she didn't want to let herself acknowledge it, she knew that though his spirit somehow transcended all earthly constraints to be with her, he was still very much needed on Earth.
She reached for him while still dreamily lying in bed.
Brushing the curls gently from his face tickled his nose, and he wrinkled it, clenching his eyes tightly. Sleepy-eyed, he took a deep breath and smiled at his dearest love.
"So you're not a dream..." he sighed and pulled her to him.
Luna floated in and out of a late morning dream with Michael again sleeping happily beside her. He dreamt of the softness of her skin as it quivered beneath his touch.
She dreamt of children's laughter, far away and sweet as any sound she'd ever heard.
"Daddy," a darling little girl called in an adorable 2-year-old voice. Luna listened for his answer as it melted her heart. She was reminded of her own father's voice. Father? How many lifetimes ago must that have been? Father...
Michael was gently pushing against her shoulder to awaken her. Stunned and disoriented, she awoke with tears streaming down her face.
"Luna, It's okay. You were dreaming." Michael was sitting on the bed beside her. She sat up, leaning forward to be enfolded by his waiting arms.
"I remember him," she said crying softly into Michael's chest.
"Who?" he whispered.
"That's good, isn't it?" Michael wondered, remembering his own father, and hoping that it was different for Luna. He hadn't imagined that she'd ever had a father. He supposed she had always been as she was, looking just as she did in his arms. Each time he'd seen her, she had appeared the same, except for changes in hair and eye color. She had always looked to be about 23 years of age, yet he felt as though he'd known her for a thousand years.
Return to Neverland
"It's you though, Michael," Luna confessed, "I remembered my own father after I heard you...with your little girl."
"But I don't have a daughter..."
Michael's smile thrilled her and left her heartbroken.
"No, no I mean on Earth. You must return."
"Oh, not that again! Why can't we just..."
Luna pulled away, lifting the bed sheet up to cover herself entirely. At that moment she couldn't even bear to show her face. She breathed in deeply and sighed heavily under the soft white material.
"It doesn't matter. It's okay..." Michael tried to hide his confusion, "Just tell me how to help you."
"Michael, you have children waiting to be yours. Their spirits call to me. You must live your life. You can't stop destiny. No one can." Luna explained while still hiding under the sheet. She couldn't bear to see his face while she was telling him to leave again.
"Fine! Then you come with me! Marry me. I hear them calling too. I have for so long. Why can't they be ours, Luna? Ours together?"
"Because I'm not human!" Luna hit her legs with her fists, as if she was trying to force the humanness in. She pushed against them angrily and rocked herself back and forth on the bed like a frightened child.
"I'm sorry. I don't know what to do..." Michael gently pulled the covering from her face and looked into her tear-filled eyes. "You know I love you."
She knew. She felt it to be as true as the sun's warmth.
"I love you...I also know what I must do, Michael."
She felt his desire to be a father, to give to his children what his father had not been able to give to him. She was counting on the power of his longing for the chance to be there for these darling ones of her dreams.
And she willed him away. She loved him enough to allow him the most precious gift life bestows: the chance to see the world again through a child's eyes. She wished for him the chance to love, protect, guide and giggle with the sweetest of angels, to play and romp through a meadow with the most mischievous of creatures, the most beautiful of all blessings: children.
Michael could not hold his ground with such a heart-rending choice before him. It really was no choice at all, for by now he knew that he could only stay with her when he became as she was. He still had his earthly life to complete.
As Luna's room faded out of sight, the memory of her dimmed and floated to the furthest corner of his mind, the inner-most sanctum of his heart.
He was back at Neverland...back from Neverland...and for a moment the loneliest being ever to stand upon the earth.
But the loneliness that plagued him was soon all but extinguished when he looked into his newborn son's eyes. With each child's birth, Michael's happiness grew.
Luna's anguish was overcome with the pure channeling of his joy. And somehow everything was almost perfect, if not entirely so...
"Empty" original song written and sung by Heaven Leigh
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Link to Part 9:
- I'm Not Like Other Girls - Part 9 - Stealing Luna
Luna is captured! Can Michael's magic save her or will the ghouls get what they want this time?
Find Parts 1-7 here:
- I'm Not Like Other Girls - Part 1 - Luna
Luna is unusual - her magnetism is real - her sensuality is maddening. Is she of this world or another? He aches to know the truth about her, even if the knowledge is fatal.
- I'm Not Like Other Girls - Part 2 - Michael
Part two in the continuing passionate story of Luna and Michael - A man and his muse.
- I'm Not Like Other Girls - Part 4 -Them
They never forget. They never forgive. The shadowy creatures seek revenge, and Luna is their target.
- I'm Not Like Other Girls - Part 5 -Luna's Hiding Pla...
Michael cannot bear to leave her, even if staying brings grave danger, yet Luna will risk anything to save him.
- I'm Not Like Other Girls - Part 6 - Michael Remember...
After years of despair, unable to forget her love for Michael, Luna accidentally creates a path that pierces through worlds, leaving him a way to return to her. A very dangerous way...
- I'm Not Like Other Girls - Part 7 - Stairway to Luna
Man and muse are drawn together by a shared passion for the language of music. Love keeps getting in their way...