But as powerful as they were, they were no match for the living shadow creatures that descended upon them.
When the dust settled only one soul remained. Alone. Without hope. Left looking to the sky for a sign.
"What? A couple months?" That news sent fear to dig right through him! As she talked he moved closer, his arms wrapped around her. "Whinn, I don't want you to go. What about Rick? Is he really willing to leave his kids? Evan and Eric.. Coraline?" He paused, "oh.. you'll take Coraline with you I suppose." Not getting that they'd take a lot more than the baby. He shook his head, "just stay.. please.. don't run off. Not like this." His hug tightened as he pulled her closer. "I miss you when you aren't around... I can't imagine never seeing you again! I don't want this, Sparkles..."
"Soon?" Ouch! That wasn't a word he wanted to hear. He watched her eyes leave him and his heart felt trampled. "How soon?" He didn't know that she and Rick were planning to take away the kids. "I don't want you to go, Sparkles. Couldn't you put this off? Stay longer?"
He let himself stare into her eyes. His heart pounding hard against his ribs. Her touch only quickened that beating heart. "When are you planning to return home?" Guessing she would be leaving with Rick now. What Allen didn't know was that this perfect woman was pregnant with his child. He'd never let her leave this world without him if he did. And if he ever figured it out, he'd do everything in his power to keep her on earth.
There was a huge smile on his face as he allowed himself to be pulled down to the bed with her as the room was lit up with imitation stars. "I know I probably won't get to see your home planet now.. but I keep thinking about it. Knowing how amazing it must be to travel through and among the stars." His eyes locked on hers. "...I love that you love it."
The memory of getting into the pod or even boarding the ship was lost to him now. Most of Rick’s memories were foggy. He wasn’t able to think of earth, or how important it was that he got back there. Right now he was in a beautiful place. A house? Maybe. He felt a hand on his back, and he heard her say just his name. He turned slowly and his eyes fell on bright blues! Her hair was bright like the sun. His hand moved to let his fingers slip through the silky locks.
Something was wrong! This wasn’t right. He blinked and he shook his head. Rick took a step back, he needed to think, he needed to… She moved toward him, her lips suddenly on his. He felt the fight in him start to slip away. He was electrified by that kiss! He could feel her hands on him, taking his clothes slowly off. Something in him screamed this was wrong. But her hands on his chest, and her lips tasted like strawberries and felt like paradise! He leaned closer and returned the kiss.
“What is this?” he whispered, still trying to make sense of it. His hands moved over the blonde. He knew her. It was Whinn. They were the same. The same kind. She had found him. She needed him. They were the last of their kind. They belonged together, right? No. No. Something else…but…why….how… he couldn’t quite grasp that. “Where are we?” his body was betraying him, there was a growing lust he couldn’t stop. He was lifting her shirt off, his blues dragged over her body, feeling so turned on by her. The longer he was in this dream the deeper he would sink.
If Rick could remember Ryleigh he’d never be able to do this! It was like his mind was locked in JUST this moment! He had Whinn were of course both sleeping. They would remain that way for years as their ship sped through the galaxy to reach earth. Rickary wanted to get back to the one and only woman that mattered to him. He wanted to marry Ryleigh, live with her, take care of their kids together. Have a long and happy life with the woman he loved. He would find a way to keep her, maybe there would be a way to bond with her deeper and have Ryleigh remain ageless with him? He had SO many hopes. But so did Whinn. He knew what she wanted. He just didn’t know her technology, and how powerful it was. He might be sleeping but his mind was awake and his desire was growing for a woman his waking mind would never allow him to consider in this way! But now his hands squeezed her breasts and his mouth molded to hers as their tongues collided, he wanted this! He wanted Whinn! Dream or not, Rick would feel guilty for this when he woke up.