heyyaaa loves. 😀 I know I’m too excited haha but my exams have finished and half of me feels like I CAN DO ANYTHING IN THE WORLD NOW! So I decided that the fact that I owe you all this, is more important than any other fun thing I might have on my mind. As this is the last part of “Wondrous”, I just want you to know that imagining this was one of the best feelings of my life and I hope that reading it proves to be one of yours. If not best, then, well, fairly delightful. 😛
Here is the last bit of the previous part, to freshen up your memory:
So we just stay there side by side, and watch them, awe-struck. They swing to and fro and we yearn to touch them when they surround us, but we stay still so as to not scare them away. I give Harry a glance and smile- who knew that someone else, someone I was unlikely to ever even know of, being a different kind of species, for crying out loud, could adore the same thing I adored? Little by little, the fireflies move upwards forming a triangular shape, with their queen, I assume, at the very top and start to leave the cave through a half-foot large hole in the roof. After the last one of them is gone, I hear myself exhaling deeply, as if I had held my breath the whole time.
”Did you like it?” he asks.
”I loved it.” I say.
”Yeah me too.”
”It reminded me of stars you know. And this whole trip actually. The sea is truly as majestic as an endless starry sky.”
At that, he turned to me, all wide eyed and curious. ”Tell me more?”
”Wait, you mean to say that you’ve never seen the night sky?” I exclaim, of sorts.
”No. I live here. There’s no sky here. I’ve only ever been to the surface twice or thrice.”
”I have to show you then.” I announce, getting up, pulling him along.”Is there something else left to see here?”
”No, it’s time for you to be taken back I think. Let’s call the whale so it can carry you up…” There’s a strange detachment in his voice as he looks down and speaks softly.
”You know what? Why not you take me?” I am not going to leave without showing you the stars any way.”
It seems like he’s trying to understand if I’m joking or not. I shrug. He finally decides to believe me and says, ”Alright then. Come on!”, beaming.
And so we exit the cave, finding a few creatures outside, waiting for us. Harry tells the kind whale about our plan to go by ourselves. Fortunately she doesn’t seem to mind. I hug everyone goodbye, even the boulder (I have a tendency to like hugging inanimate objects), take a deep breath, and a fulfilling look around. I am trying to memorise as much of this feeling as I possibly can, to replay on rainy days. ”I’m ready.” I finally say.
”Do you want to swim without my help now?”, Harry asks, with a mischievous look.
”Yeah I’d like that. But we can’t really acheive that can we? I mean being stuck and all”, I reply.
”Are you sure?” Still the look lingers, now accompanied with a smile.
I shrug again, and he just pulls away. Just like that, leaving me open-mouthed.
”You KNEW how to do that!?”
”Yeah. It’s my body isn’t it? Of course I did.”
”Oh my god! You’re the worst you know that?” I laugh, shaking my head. He giggles too.
With that last wave of sudden bliss, only one of the many that I, and everybody, experiences with friends, we swim towards the surface. I’m thinking how much I will miss every part of this, as we hurry towards the dim light of the moon, penetrating the surface of the sea, reaching us looking like a portal to heaven. Sure we are going to see my other favourite thing in the world, and if I were to narrate that experience too- witnessing a newbie embracing the elegance of the sky, like he did with me and the sea- I am sure I will require another 10 pages, but I know I will never forget the last seven hours of my life, and will always be more than grateful, and more than eager to come back any time my life decides to be this wondrous again.