She was a creature of the Sun. But in this land, there were rain and clouds, and with time she became more and more sad and weak. Then her husband, the knight of her heart, built for her a castle on the highest of mountain tops within their lands.
It was, maybe, not the most practical of decisions. But it was made for love, and for his love. And thus his heart and life required it.
Every morning then, he climbed down the mountain tracks to the world below. And come evening, he would take the long trek up into the clouds and beyond. But the cost was small, for his love – she flowered and smiled again!
“It is like sailing on the back of a dragon on the sea of clouds, with only the Sun above us, my love!” she told him, radiant with joy.
“And at night,” he replied with a smile, “the gentle stars will shine for us a path through the darkness.”
Story: Elena Voroniouk © 2018, all rights reserved.