It was set! The plans made, notes passed, arrangements made, agreements whispered. It was the day of Beltaine celebrations across the grid, but unbeknownst to our lovely fae friend Leanna, it was also the day that her sweetheart had planned a magical surprise birthday party for her!
Bradd Laval went through every effort to create a magical experience for his lady love, Leanna. The setting was upon the serene shoreline of Atlantis, dancing upon the sparkling waters upon partially submerged mosaic floors. He hired Prowess Rayna to perform the magical music that Leanna so much loved, and she waited patiently beside her piano while the guests arrived.
When the time arrived, *boom!* teleport after teleport of friends bringing friends all to surprise Leanna and wish her a happy birthday. She fainted with surprise! If it were not for the swift and steady reflexes of Bradd, she might have fallen into the sea and surely put a swift end to the celebrating.
One by one they arrived, bright smiles and hugs and lavishing of gifts to the stunned and deer-in-the-headlights Leanna. I am not sure when she realized that Prowess was there to play a concert just for her. Could be about the time of the second thud, as she fainted once again. I can't be sure though, so don't quote me on it.
The music wove a delicate tapestry more felt than seen, as dancers swayed and twirled, margaritas tipped, champagne sipped, and cheesecake and other culinary delights ooohed and ahhed upon, when suddenly, a voice stronger than the heavens, and yet more gentle than the caress of breeze upon blossoms echoed. It was the strong and yet vulnerable voice of a god, and yet a man, professing his heart for his beloved Leanna. It was the sharing and the offering of self, and the questioning of acceptance. It was Bradd, asking Leanna to be his partner!
As thuds sounded around the room, the sound of jaws dropping, one could also hear the growing pound a heart, coming from the diminuitive and incredibly beautiful Leanna. None had such an idea that a fae's heart could beat so strongly! But there it was, echoing the sound of waves crashing to shore, as her sparkling eyes looked up to his, and hands clasped hands in a rush of pure joy with actions that spoke louder than words. It was her voice answering his, her heart matching his own as she accepted!
And then they dance! Oh! How they danced! Feet barely skimming over the waters, as cascades of emotion and waves of delicate music danced with them, hovering over the waters of Atlantis. Twas a joy to behold!
Leanna and Bradd, may the strength of your hearts be the Beltaine fire to warm each other's souls. Congratulations to you both! It was an honour to be witness to such a moving and special moment. And Leanna, Happy Birthday!
Leanna wears a lovely fae gown by Boaz Sands of Simply Fae.