Dream Or Nightmare
What Lies Within Us
Location: Rosalie's Head
Timeline: Current/During the night...
The soft notes of the piano poured across the dance floor of the Parisian restaurant enclosing the couple that danced there.
Everyone else had long gone home and waiters were putting chairs up on tables and sweeping the floor in preparation for closing whilst the pianist in the corner continued to play for the pair. He smiled across the room at them and sighed, his elderly face filled with longing as he remembered how wonderful it had felt to be young and in love.
Rosalie's head rested against the solid chest of her partner, the steady sound of his heart comforting underneath her ear as the music filled the air and her body swayed in time with his.
Filled with a sense of total belonging she sighed happily and without raising her head whispered "Oh mon amour, will you take me home with you?"
"I'll take you anywhere you want to go." he said softly. His arm wrapped around her waist, he pulled her closer and placed her hand on his chest where his heart was beating hard. "Can you feel it?"
"Uh huh." Rosalie nodded, her fingers spreading out across his chest. She raised her head to look at him, their bodies so close that she couldn't tell where he ended and she began. Locking her eyes with his, she whispered "It beats for me."
"Yes", he whispered as they stopped swaying, "Only for you" and kissed her softly once...twice.
"We should get out of here." Rosalie whispered, her voice hoarse with desire.
He nodded before his mouth slowly captured hers again, but this time he didn't release her, the kiss became more passionate as his arms enfolded her, one hand reaching up to caress the side of her face.
"Oh Carter...make love to me..." Rosalie breathed as the kiss broke.
"CARTER?" Rosalie's eyes flew open, ending the dream encounter prematurely. Her breaths came quick and fast as a wave of nausea overcame her.
She was having a dream about Mr Grumpy Pants? A dream in which she was hopelessly in love with him. As if she was interested in him! He was nothing but a bully and there was no way on Earth or the galaxy for that matter that she would ever, ever find herself in that situation with him!
Throwing back the covers, she virtually leapt out of bed, her body still aching for the events of the dream even if her mind was disgusted by the whole scenario. Checking the chronometer and seeing that it was 3am, she knew that there was no way she would get back to sleep now. There was only one thing for it. Only one thing that would rid her mind of such scary thoughts. It was time to run.
Commander Rosalie De La Croix
Captain Carter Hall
In her head