Sixty Years Is An Eternity With You

Kai joined me on the small wooden bench in the middle of the garden. He was wearing a tux. I always thought that he looked good when he had to dress up. He looked good anyway as long as I got to love him.

“It was a nice wedding,” I said as Kai leaned back against the bench, making it creak.

“Mallory and Tyler always go big. I guess that’s what makes them perfect together,” Kai glanced at me. His ice blue eyes were so bright I never noticed how soft they were.

“I can’t do it,” I whispered, my eyes still staring into his. For a second I was lost.

“I know. I just thought I’d put it out there.”

“I want to. I love you Kai I just can’t be a vampire. I want to spend the rest of my life with you, it’s all I want but I can’t spend it as a vampire.”

Kai nodded, “Elina I didn’t give you my blood so you’d be a vampire with me. I gave it to you so I could still protect you even when I’m not there. My blood. That’s what heals you when your hurt. But it can also turn you. I don’t want you to be a vampire. I just want you to be safe.”

I touched the small bottle that was deep in my pocket. Kai had given it to me last night. Even though he said it was to heal me, I kept thinking it was a lie. Or maybe it’s just because that’s what I wanted. Maybe part of me wanted to be a vampire. No matter how much I hated it, it was something that deep down I might have wanted.

“If I stay human and you stay vampire how will it work? I’ll die one day and you won’t.”

“What’s the problem?” Kai’s voice was soft like he already had everything planned out.

“Kai the whole things a problem,” it came out harder than I wanted, “If I die one day and you don’t how will this work?” I repeated my question.

“I’ll get to watch you grow old. I’ll watch you get the life I always wanted. Then when you die I’ll keep living our lives. For you.”

He did have it planned out. Even though we had just started being friends again he had everything planned out. And it seemed okay.

“But Kai. I want an eternity with you.”

Kai gazed deeper into my eyes, “Dance with me Elina,” he whispered, gently taking my hand and standing up.

We walked into the middle of the garden. The flowers all gently blew in the wind. Creating a rainbow of color for us to dance in. I wrapped my arms around Kai’s neck holding my wrist in one hand.

After a few seconds the rain started to pour. I smiled at Kai, “You knew this would happen.”

Kai gave me a quick smile, “I can feel it. I can feel when I’ll get a moment with you.”

I rested my head on Kai’s shoulder. I closed my eyes. The smell of the wet rain on the plants was my favorite. If one day I got my wish. To marry Kai I would do it here. In this garden while it was raining.

Kai dipped me down close to the wet ground. His grip on my back was tight like he was scared if he dropped me I wouldn’t ever get back up.

“Sixty or seventy years is an eternity if your with the right person,” Kai whispered, lifting me back up and bringing me close.

“Are you sure this is what you want,” I whispered, my face inches from his.

“All I want is a life with you.”

Kai brought me closer and kissed me. It felt like everything had stopped. This was all I needed. A life with Kai even if it wasn’t an eternity.

I closed my eyes listening to all the sounds around me. The leaves blowing in the wind, the flower petals covering the stone path under our feet. All I wanted was to have a life with Kai. Even if that meant I would one day die and he would keep living. I knew I was with the right person. I had started living the day I looked into his crystal blue eyes. An eternity didn’t mean forever it just meant living sixty years with the right person.

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