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I'm swooning over...
Adorned by Georgeann Swiger
He throws another rock to the far side of the lake. "Did you truly believe you'd never see me again?"
"I was starting to think so."
"I thought you knew I'd never abandon you."
"I didn't know anything, Micah. How could I? You didn't tell me. You just left."
His shoulders droop. I can barely hear his voice. "Must you hear everything spoken aloud?"
Something pops and crackles. The dormant branches of forsythia tremble like a giant stomped the ground. Bits of yellow burst forth from the brown stalks. The stems move and sway as the bushes awaken with thousands of flowers.
Micah steps away from me and looks to the sky. Deep lines run across his forehead as he bows his head. A beam of sunshine breaks through the clouds. It streams down on him, bathing him in a golden light that he absorbs to his very core. His hands form tight fists. When he extends his arms and opens his hands, an unearthly light radiates out of him. His head snaps up. The angel, Micah, looks directly at me. "You are dearly loved," he says in a serious, noble voice.
The yellow flowers shimmer behind him like a golden vow of his love and devotion. As I stare at him, the world fades away. I'm swept into a place where Micah doesn't have to say a word. His eyes tell me everything I want to hear. He loves me. Even though it's forbidden, he loves me.