I opened my eyes slowly, what followed was a view with green lights in the dark sky. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever witnessed in my whole life. Different shades of green, wavering right above me while I stood there numb, dead alive. and in great awe. There I stood wide-eyed, I kept staring at it so as the surroundings had seemed to suddenly fade away, and I kept sinking into the beauty. Deeper, and deeper I sank, the more I looked at it, the more I sank. An unknown sensation was felt by me that day under the moonlight.
I finally managed to get a grip on reality and looked around, only to realize that I was at the edge of a cliff. I looked down and whispered to myself in the dark night with the moonlight “I’m alive”..
. I’d be lying if I said my heart didn’t feel a pang back there.
It wasn’t the fear of being at a great height, It was the fear of falling and never coming back that strangled me as I looked down, even though the news of me dying wouldn’t really be much, but it made me feel dead alive.
I exhaled deeply, so as to get a hold on myself and assessed my surroundings.”Sarah-Chan~”, a voice was calling out to me from behind, but I didn’t turn to tend to that person. “stop goofing around so late! I looked all over for you and it’s dark you know!”, She kept on complaining despite my ignorant attitude. I said to myself ‘Just a little bit more’, I was captured in the scene, as if in a different universe itself, and maybe I wanted it to be the longest day of the year under the moonlight, but Saya’s intervention had forcefully brought me back to earth! making me realize ‘it wasn’t at all the longest day of the year indeed but maybe the most forceful intervention’, She shook me till I said “Ok, let’s go”, “What were you even doing?”, She asked inquisitively. I just looked at her once, dead alive, for her to understand.
We were hiking down finally, on Saya’s persistence We took the long path downwards since She wanted to share a bunch of stuff with me.
“It’s already so late, let’s hope we don’t get caught,” She said to me lightly. “The blame’s on you totally” ”I wasn’t the one who asked your ass to come pick me up instead of hugging her pillow in bed”. I said defensively. We were having our little chit chat till we reached Saya’s house.
Her house, which was beside a beautiful lake which looked even prettier under the moon whose light stolen by the sun, was a very exquisite one. It was a Japanese style house with four rooms in total and a spacious gallery. It wasn’t really her house, but her grandparents’ house in a small town named Tequila. She spent her winter break holidays in Tequila under the sun, in a neutralized climate as it was quite sunny there even in winters too, only this time I was invited by her, because She kept complaining she had no cousins and miraculously my parents had agreed, the news of which internally shook me.
We reached her house. I signaled her to stay quiet, and as silently as possible we both snuck in, into our rooms. I’d be lying if I said my heart didn’t feel a pang back there. I threw myself at my futon and me and Saya were lying there on our futons looking at the moon, bathing in the moonlight which was hazy, looking at the full moon, it felt as if it was the longest day of the year.
We were both laughing inaudibly and looking at each other till I finally got a hold at my laughter and said: “God, we’ve got a good day ahead of us, let’s just get our beauty sleep”. She nodded gently and before we knew it, we were sleeping like shepherds after a whole day of grazing cattle, while the sun and moon were going to exchange places. This unforgettable memory really did make the news of the day in my brain.