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Aislinn Nicolls
Dream Only of Me
Thu Nov 17, 2016 19:20

Aislinn checked her lipstick in the mirror. Everything was perfect. Tonight was the night. She lifted the folds of the dress she was wearing so she wouldn’t trip and headed towards the grand hall. Arriving at the top of the stairs, she took a deep breath. Everyone was here and they were here for her, for them. She descended the stairs. All eyes were on her, including his. Taking his hands, she joined him in front of their family and friends.

“You look beautiful,” he whispered in her ear, his hand moving to the small of her back. He guided her to the table where everyone was sitting. She took the seat that he pulled out for her. “I had the chef prepare all of your favorites.” There was steak, rare, of course, and baby red potatoes. It all looked amazing.

Soon, the dinner was over and they were on the floor dancing. All the images swirled around in a blur. Before she knew it, the music had changed to something softer and he was down on one knee. A black box was in hand. This was it. This was the moment that she had been waiting for. “Would you do me the pleasure of discussing differential equations in the study of potions forever?”

All of a sudden, Aislinn was on the other side of a glass wall, watching John propose to someone else. Someone that looked like her, but wasn’t her. She pounded on the glass. “No!” She screamed. What was going on? She started crying. She didn’t understand. Who was he with? She was just there. She had been there. She was still there. Why couldn’t she see what was going on? She could still hear the music and the people.

“They belong together.” A voice she didn’t recognize said behind her. She turned, seeing another Aladren male.

“No…you’re wrong,” she said weakly, but knowing the truth. She turned towards the glass. “That’s me in there. I’m going to say yes.”

“That’s not you,” he told her, touching her cheek tenderly.

“Yes, it is.” Her hand rested longingly on the glass. But she knew it wasn’t.

“Of course, I will,” Sutton told John before hugging and kissing him.

Aislinn woke up with a start. Her breath was ragged. She wiped her damp hair from her forehead. She knew it had been a dream, but she couldn’t help feeling angry with Sutton. How could her own sister betray her like that? She fell back onto her pillow. Her hand touched her cheek. What was up with that other guy?

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