Author: Korena Renning PM
A short romance scene of forest fairies and an unsuspecting gentleman.Rated: Fiction K - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,573 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10-22-12 - Published: 09-28-12 - id: 3061621
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The moonlight was bright that night. The lake sparkled and all was at peace. Jin loved it. He strolled through the forest casually, watching the waves gently collapse on the rocks of the shore and listening to the soft music of the crickets chirping. He was here at his family's country cabin escaping from their insistent pestering. Thirty was only a couple of years away and as the son of a father who owned a millionaire company, it was time for him to be wed and take over the company. But business had never been his strong suit. He had much rather be in the country, designing buildings and their interiors for people to enjoy. For families to comfortably enjoy while having guests over or for business men to relax while on a break. He wanted to be a designer.
Jin turned for a moment and looked in the direction of the cabin behind him. This cabin had been personally decorated by Jin himself. He had shopped online and found every piece of furniture that would make the cabin a haven for nights like tonight. He had hired an architect to build a balcony and porch where he could stand outside and enjoy the site of the lake and pines surrounding his second home. He was proud of his work. The area was secluded and there was minimal cell phone coverage so it was difficult for anyone to contact him unless they had the time to make a visit in person, which was rare. Even then, one would have to know the roads in order to find the hidden trail that led to the cabin. His parents knew where he was, but they couldn't do or say anything to him when he was away. He was the only person besides his lawyer who knew the ins and outs of the cabin.
Jin continued his stroll alongside the lake when he spotted something unexpected. His research of the area had revealed that there wasn't to be any residency nearby for at least three miles. Yet, right ahead of him sitting only five feet away was a girl. She wore a lacy white gown that flowed to her knees. She had long black hair with a wreath of daisies on her head and tan skin that said she was often in the sun. How had she gotten here? The girl sat on a log and dabbled her feet in the water. She turned quickly when she heard the rocks under Jin's feet shift. She tensed. Would she run?
"Who are you?" Jin asked. He stayed where he was, not want to scare the strange girl away. The girl's eyes were green as the forest. They seemed to glitter in the moonlight, mesmerizing Jin in a way he had never been before. Her face was small with high cheek bones that gave her a slightly fierce impression.
"I live nearby" She replied. Her voice held a soft melodic lilt that Jin found highly attractive. She sounded carefree and happy, a comparison to the business women he usually interacted with who had either high snappy tones or rough commanding voices.
"How did you get here? I was told that there wasn't anyone nearby for miles in both directions." The girl didn't say anything. He noticed that she didn't have any shoes. Didn't the rocks hurt her feet? She couldn't have walked far without shoes.
"I'll leave if you want me to." She said simply. Jin hesitated. It wasn't of any consequence to let the girl stay where she was. She wasn't a threat to his peace, so why not? Jin shook his head.
"I don't mind if you stay. The land is pretty large anyways." He replied. His response seemed to assure the girl and she relaxed again and even smiled at him. She had dimples.
"Why are you here?" She ventured. Jin turned back towards the lake and thought.
"I've always loved the country side. How it gives me peace and quiet away from the big city." He looked at the girl, hoping it would be a suitable answer. She frowned slightly.
"Are you running away from the city?" She asked. The question threw Jin off. Not many people would interpret his response like that but he wasn't offended. Instead, he was intrigued by her quick depict.
"Not exactly, but I suppose it is like that if you really think about it. It's more of a break from the city life." The girl nodded.
"Why are you here?" Jin questioned.
"Like I said, I live near here. I just felt up for a walk by the lake and did so." The girl slowly stood up and turned to him. He could see that she was very slender. Her long black hair framed her face, and with the light of the moon on her eyes, she looked like a forest fairy.
"What's your name?" She asked. Jin was temporarily stunned for a second with the full effect of her eyes. He felt lost in the deep green.
"Uhh- Jin. Jin Yamamoto." The girl smiled.
"Well, it's nice to meet you Jin." She stepped closer and he could smell the scent of flowers and pine on her. He felt intoxicated and she was the drug.
"Are you leaving?" He asked. She nodded.
"I have to be home as it is already very late and my family would worry if I wasn't home soon. It was nice meeting you, though." She said. Jin nodded. Hesitantly, the girl took a couple of steps closer until she was only a breath away. Rising on her toes, she placed a kiss on his cheek then quickly stepped back and turned to go.
"Wait!" Jin called. "I don't know your name." The girl turned and giggled.
"I'm Lilly Mossivera." Then without another word, she spun on her toes making the dress gently flare out like a rose around her and dashed off into the trees. Jin watched her go for a moment and then turned to walk back to his cabin. He hoped he would see her again.
What he hadn't seen was the sparkle of fairy wings on her back and the blossoming of daisies on the ground where her feet had been. He had met a forest fairy.