The task this week is to write a story or poem about an unlikely friendship or romance.
He was convinced if she knew the truth, she’d run away and he’d never see her again.
He had to be careful though, anyone seeing them together would react first and kill him.
That first day, she had been sitting in the gardens singing softly to herself. The clarity and gentleness of her voice had raised him from his slumber, and on seeing her, he was smitten.
He swore he would protect her forever, and for months watched over her before making his approach.
He sat to one side, saying nothing, and gradually moved closer until his shoulder was touching her.
‘Oh hello!’ she said. ‘I wondered when you were finally going to come visit. I’ve been waiting for you.’
Her gentleness was in her entire being, not just her voice and they became inseparable.
He took her on journeys far and wide, letting her touch and explore things she would never see in her world. She felt safe with him, felt the wind in her hair, the seaspray on her face, the warmth of the sun. If she was cold, he’d light a fire and they would sit contentedly together, her face aglow with happiness.
‘I should take you home, ‘ she said one day snuggling into his body.
He backed away.
‘Don’t be afraid, ‘ she said reaching out to him. ‘I won’t. I don’t think they would understand, do you?’
They made a touching sight, this blind girl and her dragon companion.