posted on Aug, 8 2020 @ 09:30 PM
There was something about her eyes. The way they sparkled, the intensity of them, something that brought him here now, he needed to see them again,
the way they were now, shining at him now along with the smile that glowed on her face as she threw her arms open and embraced him.
'Welcome, you came, I'm so happy', she held him for a moment or two, her slightly spicy, floral scent washed over him, intoxicating him as it had
'Please find a seat anywhere with the others, we'll be starting soon, you came right on time'
She let go and stepped back, resting her hand on his shoulder a while longer and flashed that bewitching smile on him her eyes shining through his own
seemingly deep into his soul.
'I'll see you shortly when everyone has arrived.' With the slightest pressure on his shoulder she gently urged him past and within.
He walked in a daze down the hallway into a large dimly lit chamber. Seated along the floor was around ten men similar to himself murmuring quietly
with each other. Figures moved in the shadows around a podium atop a small dais at the far end of the room.
He barely noticed these things as he sat next to one of the others on the floor. Those eyes, trapped him, locked his mind. He realized he wasn't sure
what colour they were. A pale blue? or were they a washed out green? Hazel maybe? He tried to think but the colours shifted in his mind while the eyes
remained burned into the blackness of his mind's eye, piercing still through him, pinning him to her will.
It had been the same when he'd met her only hours before. Had it really only been a few hours ago he'd seen her while walking with a friend back
home? A few hours ago that she'd locked those eyes on him, flashed that heart binding smile, brushed passed his friend without a second glance and
handed him a small sealed envelope with his name on it?
'Here, this is for you, I hope you can make it'
She continued on without another word or look leaving a slightly spicy floral scent on the breeze as she moved steadily and purposefully away.
'Dude, who was that? She was pretty cute man. I mean she must know you, that thing's got your name on it. Where'd you meet a girl like that man?
Why didn't you tell me dude damn, I thought we were buds? Well you gonna open that thing? Or is it a big secret??'
He only half heard his friend as he looked down at the envelope.
'Huh? Oh, Uhhhh, I have no idea. Her eyes....I like her eyes...'
'Ok whatever man, just open that thing already, the suspense is killing me here.'
'Oh....' He fumbled with the envelope and tore the seal and pulled out a small cream coloured card with the word 'Welcome' emblazoned on the front
in gold lettering. He opened the card, his friend peered down impatiently beside him.
'You are invited to gather with us tonight in a celebration life and the unending cycle of the universe. We hope you can make it on time'
The address was listed below. It began in a few hours.
'What the hell does that mean? Are they some kinda religious nuts or something? Did you join some cult or something dude? That #'s real creepy.'
She was hot and all dude but like next thing you know you'll disappear, they'll find you singing #ing Kumbaya on some turnip field or some # talking
about how some intergalactic being's gonna come and and take you all to the planet of the turnip people if you can grow enough #ing turnips. Then
next thing you know, you're drinking the happy juice and I'm reading the news about how some #ing turnip cult murder/suicided itself.'
'But I like her eyes....I'm not going to join a turnip cult man come on. I just want to see. I was invited. You could come with me, if it's lame or
a cult, we could just bounce.'
'That # was personally addressed to you man, it had your name on it. Those turnip mother #ers've been watching you dude. Seriously, we just grabbed
supplies, we've got some brews, a big bag of bud, plenty of munchies and a night of wrecking noobs online. Man we were gonna chill and game dude.
Forget that weird turnip chick, throw that thing away and lets get back, crack a couple beers, roll a fatty and grab the controllers out, come on'
'.....I'm gonna head home and take a shower. It starts in a couple hours. I'm not sure where that address is.'
'Did you hear me at all dude???'
'Oh yeah man, enjoy the weed and beers, it's ok, sorry dude...I just...her eyes...I like her eyes.'
'Whatever man, # this #, I'm out to go chill, if you change your mind, you know where to find me, enjoy your turnips man.'
'Yeah later man....'
'Did you get a card too?'
'Huh?', He snapped out of his reverie.
'A card, from the girl with the beautiful eyes who smelled like flowers, did you get one?'
'Oh...yeah, earlier today.'
'I hope she comes soon....I like her eyes...'
'Yeah, me too...'
'Please gentlemen, enjoy some wine, it was made specially for tonight, aged carefully for a most unique flavour.' She stood before them a glass of
deep scarlet wine in each hand a beaming smile on her face, eyes piercing down at them seemingly locking with both their gazes at once. She handed
them the glasses.
'Tonight's a wonderful night. A celebration of new life and the unending cycle of the universe. Please gentlemen enjoy the wine, we'll be starting
He sipped from the glass feeling the sweet, slightly dry wine warm his mouth and down into his belly as he swallowed. He wasn't much of a wine
drinker, but it was actually pretty good. He took another sip. He felt warm and contented. A wave of happiness washed over him. He'd made the right
choice coming for sure. He finished the rest of the wine. His limbs felt loose and warm. He smiled and looked around. Figures had started lighting
candles around the edges of the room and around the podium.
A strange shimmering started in the peripherals of his vision. He tried to focus on them but they kept darting to the edges of his site. He giggled
with frustration before noticing the shimmering had moved to the candles. He managed to catch them there where the dancing flames had trapped them.
They were like the shimmering of her eyes. They entranced him, held his gaze the same way.
'Welcome everyone, we're so happy you all came. Every one of you made it here on time. Welcome to all of you.'
He tore himself from the candles and quickly turned towards the podium at the sound of her voice where several people stood addressing the seated men.
He wasn't which one had spoken and had tried to count how many there were but his mind kept eluding him and he lost track. Her....their...eyes beamed
down at them all and they smiled.
'Tonight is a night of revelry gentlemen. Without you tonight's celebration would not be possible.'
The shimmering surrounded them now, flashing between the colours of her eyes. He giggled again as he noticed the walls had started undulating softly.
'Tonight we celebrate life and the unending cycle of the universe. Each of you is here because you came to help make this possible. We're sincerely
grateful to each of you for coming here tonight.'
The undulations travelled to his body. He was adrift on the ocean gently bobbing with the waves. It soothed him, carried him towards her gently, then
back away. A soft ebb and flow that engulfed him. He flowed bodiless while her voice filled him and her eyes transfixed him. Strange rhythmic music
began quietly playing from somewhere.