Eribyn breathed in the cold air, and barely resisted the urge to roar, as his body materialized back in this plane. With the snow covering everything in a thick white blanket, he could almost believe nothing had changed in his enforced absence.
The heaviness of his chest belied that fact. The pollution the humans had subjected the planet to, made breathing difficult, and the park might look the same as it had done one hundred fifty years ago, but the distant hum of traffic told otherwise.
This was the very bench he had last seen her, promised that he would be back, but the woman who held his heart would be long gone dust now.
Bending low Eribyn scooped up the white powder and watched it slide through his fingers like the sands of time. If he closed his eyes he could imagine it was the cool silk of her long white blonde tresses as he sought his pleasure in the tight clasp of her body one last time.
He could almost hear her gasp of pleasure, smell her scent, as it wrapped itself around his soul in a comforting cocoon.
“It’s you. She said you’d come back one day.”
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