This is my second entry into the Faerytaleish contest at 264 words
“So I guess this is goodbye,” Eliza said in as strong of a voice as she could manage. She didn’t know how much longer she could hold back the tears.
“It doesn’t have to be,” Rowland said, inching closer to her. He found her presence intoxicating and the thought of leaving her was so unbearable that it hurt to breathe.
“I can’t just pick up and leave to go with you. Why can’t you be the one to stay?”
“You know how this works. I can only stay in your world for so long. I can’t keep this human form forever. If you came with me, you would be the first human to cross over.”
Rowland looked into her eyes, melting her heart in a way only he could. If she let him leave, would she ever find love again?
“I… I can’t.”
“Please. Come with me.”
Eliza dared a second look into his eyes and lost all the resolve she had left. She knew the answer to her question. If she let him go now, she would regret it for the rest of her life. Smiling, she said, “Yes. I’ll come with you.”
The moment she said yes, sparks stared to swirl around them. With the sparks came the transformation. Rowland was no longer in his human form… And soon her body morphed into one similar to his. Her skin now shimmered and a pair of translucent wings appeared at her back!
The sparks flew more wildly, increasing in speed…
And then the sparks abruptly stopped and the two of them were gone.
Rules: write a 300 word story inspired by a picture on the Faerytaleish Pintrest board.
Update: Since entering this contest, I’ve decided to expand on this story. I’m turning it into a series. You can read the rest of it here.