Fleeting Moments: Sky and Syd
Challenge #4 – Two Halves
Note: Sorry for the lack of updates!
Thunder rumbled loudly from above as rain poured down
heavily onto the ground. He could hear his footsteps pounding against the
pavement as he ran and he didn’t care that he was soaked from head to toe. All
Sky cared about was getting to
He ran through the park, his heart pounding rapidly, partly from running but mostly from anticipation. Would he get a second chance? Would she forgive him for hurting her? Adrenaline flowed through him, giving him the energy to run faster that he ever had before.
Up ahead, he could see
He rushed into the lobby and immediately headed toward the
elevator, ignoring the strange look he was receiving from the receptionist. He
pounded the button impatiently before deciding to take the stairs. He ran up
four flights of stairs before arriving at
Moments later, he was standing face to face with
“Sky,” she started to speak. “Why are you so wet? What’s wrong? Are you –“
In one swift motion, he grabbed her by her waist and had her pinned to the wall and was kissing her fiercely. Her words died in her throat and it took a moment before she responded. Her heart was beating rapidly and there was a rushing sound in her ears. It had been so long since she had been kissed like this…
After several intense minutes, they broke apart, each breathing heavily. The fronts of Syd’s clothes were slightly damp but the former pink ranger found that she didn’t care. She stared at Sky, looking dazed and shocked. A minute passed and suddenly it seemed she was back to her normal self. She shifted and moved to shut her front door before disappearing into her bedroom, acting like nothing had happened and leaving him to stand alone in the hallway.
Sky felt his heart slowly sinking. He was too late… She wanted nothing to do with him…
Almost as fast as
“Go change and get dry before you get sick,” she said softly, her blue eyes were filled with emotions. “Then we can talk.”
He nodded, taking off his shoes and reaching for the change of clothes. He headed toward the bathroom, feeling a bit more hopeful.
The heavenly smell of
hot chocolate filled his nostrils when he exited the bathroom fifteen minutes
later, making him feel all dry and warm. He headed towards the kitchen area
He sat in the chair next to her and for a few minutes, they sat in silence sipping their hot chocolate. Finally, Syd sighed and placed her cup down onto the table. She looked at Sky, her expression unwavering. “So, what was that all about?” she asked, staring at him straight in the eye.
He felt the familiar quenching fear that he always felt
whenever he was about to reveal his emotions, that incurable feeling of doom in
the pit of his stomach. He swallowed and stared at her with pleading eyes. He
opened his mouth to speak, but no sound came out. Instead, he placed his mug
down and was suddenly on his knees, pulling
She responded but after a few minutes, she pulled away and stared at him with a confused expression. “Sky?”
That was all it took. Without warning, Sky began rambling. “It all started this morning. I woke up with this empty feeling, like I hadn’t eaten for days – even though I wasn’t hungry, you know?”
That didn’t make any sense.
“Then you came over and my bad mood disappeared instantly. I felt so happy eating breakfast with you.” He stopped pacing and stared at her. “And then I had lunch with my dad and he asked me why I hadn’t settled down and gotten married yet.”
“Sky – “ Syd started to say.
“Syd, please let me finish this,” Sky knelt down in front of her again and took her hands. “I never wanted to hurt you – ever. Things had been so wonderful between us and I had never been happier. But then you started fantasizing about getting married and having kids – what was I supposed to think? Just the thought of it scared me. I was afraid of being abandoned, like how my mother left my father – I never stopped to think that you wouldn’t leave me for anything. At least not by choice.”
“Sky – “ Syd tried to speak again.
“But my father,” Sky interrupted once more. “He sat me down for a talk. Made me see the truth – Syd, I’m so sorry, please give me another chance. I love you so much – I never stopped loving you. I promise, I’ll open up more. I’ll tell you everything about me that you want to know, I won’t leave you again, I won’t –“
Syd reached out and gently cupped his face with her hands, bringing their faces closer together. “Idiot,” she said smiling as she rubbed her nose to his. “Of course you have another chance. You’ll always get another chance with me, I love you, you moron.”
And then she kissed him.
Hours later, their bodies were tangled together under the
He had missed moments like this. His fingers ran slightly down her arm and he relished being able to feel her soft skin once more. Syd shifted slightly, drawing his attention to her face and he shifted a bit so that they were face to face.
He remembered the times when
He brought his face closer to hers and kissed her temple, inhaling her scent as he did so. She always seemed to smell of vanilla and strawberries. He buried his nose into her hair, letting his chin rest just above her ear. His movements caused Syd to stir and moment later, sleepy cornflower blue eyes met his icy blue ones.
“Hey you,” the former pink ranger murmured, snuggling closer to Sky.
He felt warm all over and if possible, held her tighter. “Hi. Did you sleep well?”
She nodded. “Best sleep I’ve had in years.”
The implications were not lost on him and he pressed another kiss to her temple. “I’m sorry for that,” he muttered quietly. “If it makes you better, I can’t sleep that well without you next to me either.”
She grinned. “You were well worth the wait.”
“I’m sorry for making you wait.” He pulled her closer and they laid snuggled up for a few more minutes before Sky voiced what was going on in his head. “Why did you wait for me, anyway? I thought for sure you would’ve moved on by now. You didn’t date anyone at all in the whole time we’ve broken up.”
She laughed but it died down once she saw the serious expression in her eyes. She sat up and reached for his shirt, donning it as she got out of her bed. “I’ll be right back!” she announced, leaving her bedroom.
Sky leaned back into his pillow and listened as
“Syd, what are you doing?”
“You’ll see” she replied as she grabbed one side of an apple and another side of an orange and then turned to face him. “Now look at this and tell me if you think this is perfect,” the former pink ranger continued as she held up an apple in one side and an orange in another side together.
Sky just blinked, wondering what apples and oranges had to with anything but decided to play along and shook his head no.
“Now what happens if I put the oranges back together and the apples back together?” She asked, as she grabbed each side of the orange and put them together and repeated the same process with the apples.
“They become a whole again,” he replied.
Sky wrapped his arms around her and held her tight. “You’re my other half too,” he whispered into her ear.