We laid on the beach. The sand was very white and shinning. The sea was clear blue. I had never seen anything like that before. It was a cool night. The wind blew quietly and I could hear the gentle and soothing thud of the waves against the beach sand as the waves rolled gently against the beach bank, lazily depicting the mood of the night. Everywhere was quiet and calm. The rays of light from the surrounding building reflected on the sea which provided the necessary illumination for the area. There were other lovers on the beach since it was Valentine’s Day but I was oblivious to what was going on. I was alone in my world. The world only my lover and I share. I nestled into the hands of my lover. He stroked my hair and I rested my head on his chest. He whispered into my ears, “It is going to be okay.” Somehow, I felt assured and I relaxed in his hands. I snuggled closer. I had never felt anything like this before. I was very comfortable in his assurance that everything was going to be alright.
I have known my lover for a while but I have never seen his face. I love everything about him. He makes me feel special and calls me the apple of his eyes. I am his princess, his bride but he has never allowed me to see his face. I wonder why and I am very curious though I feel vey safe in his hands.
I nuzzled into his hands. “What is the problem? Are you okay?” He asked concerned. He is always alert and highly perspective. He is quick to know if there is anything disturbing me.
“Not really” I answered. I paused and he waited patiently for me to continue. “You know I love you” I said. I felt his nod and I was encouraged to continue. “I really want to see your face. That’s the only gift I want from you this Valentine’s Day”
He was quiet and for a second, I thought I had lost him. I reached out to touch him, I held his hand. I felt reassured that he was still near me and I waited. There is one thing I have learnt from my lover-patience. I waited patiently for him because I was so comfortable in his love for me, I did not mind the silence.
After a while, he spoke but it was like a whisper. He sounded so far away that I had to strain my ears to hear him. I moved closer to him. We were now flesh to flesh. I could feel his warmth.
“My love,” he said, “Why do you want to see my face?” he asked gently. “I offer you protection, I provide for you. I love you with my whole heart and unconditionally, never judging you. I can do anything for you. Isn’t that enough? Don’t you trust me enough to know that you don’t have to see my face? Don’t you believe that I will always be here for you? Be with you, go everywhere with you without intruding in your space? Others might have let you down but I promise to be with you always” he said reassuringly and I smiled. My heart bursting with the love I have for him.
“I will comfort you when you are down, console you when you are sad, protect you from any danger, teach you the right way to go so that you will not miss it in life. This is my promise to you and it will never fail. I will always be with you. My love, you will see my face but not now” he said lovingly. I rested in the comfort of his love and I know that once, I have someone who truly loves me.
I didn’t want the night to end so I held him closer burying my head in his chest. I wanted to touch him to let him know how deeply I feel for him. I felt the gust of air and I wondered why I felt cold all of a sudden. I opened my eyes and alas I was on my bed dreaming again of the love I yearn for.