Our laughter echoes around us as we reach the center of the maze of stone walls. The sun is covered by the clouds and the breeze whirls around our bodies, cooling us down after running through the maze. I turn to her and smile as she starts telling me how she used to come here when she was younger all the time, it was sort of like her escape, and as she's talking I notice her eyes have this little extra shine in them. As if she's remembering all the good times. I wish I could take her back to those days, when she was just a happy little kid, but all I can do is try to make more happy memories for her to remember.
"You know... You've told me so much about you and yet... I feel like there's something about you that I still don't know. Something big." I say, wrapping my arms around her, my hands resting on the small of her back.
"Does it bother you? Not knowing..." Her voice is as quiet as a mouse, as if she's afraid of breaking the moment with what she might say. Her grip around my waist tightens.
I pull away a little bit and lift her head up so I can look into her beautiful eyes. "I like a little mystery. It keeps me on my toes." I smile and kiss her forehead. "You know, the clouds have a way of casting a gloomy shadow on everything. They can even make a rose look sad, but it doesn't have the same effect on you, and I think I know why."
"Why?" She asks, brushing my hair to the side as it falls again in my eyes.
"Because nothing can keep an angel from shining, and nothing can stop my angel from flying" I say, lifting her off her feet and I start spinning around. She screams in surprise and starts giggling. After a few moments I stop spinning and put her down. "As long as I have my angel... I don't need anything else." My heart starts to slow down and the light around us starts to dim as the sun starts to set. It's happening again.
As we get closer the cold, dark, chill of fear digs into my skin and my hands start to shake as they fight for what little control I have left. As we lean in, and we're just inches away, my lips begin to tremble as I beg myself to say what I really think, what I want to say, what I want to do. I lay a cold, quivering hand upon her warm, soft cheek. My mind shuts down, everything around us stops moving as if time has frozen to give us this moment, a moment of choice. Do I take her in and lose myself, let out what I've wanted to do for so long, or do I back away and play it safe like I always do? My heart yearns for me to let go, but my mind says fight it... Screw my mind.
I close the gap between us and kiss her with every ounce of passion I have. Every time I kiss her and every second our lips touch I put more and more of my heart into it. I pull her closer and closer, one hand on the small of her back and the other on her side. Her body feels blazing hot against my cold skin. I start to feel light headed, I can't catch my breath, and after a few more moments I pull away. I slowly regain my breathing. We both start to laugh a little. I don't know why, but we do... After a little while I take her hand in mine, the touch sends electricity through my body, and we start to make our way back out of the maze. Another happy memory made.