She stood in a straight and simple linen dress, a lock of her long blond hair glued to her face. She looked at the man next to her, sitting among the stalks, taking a huge breath. How did she get here? It came to her but the thought slipped away. Finally, she forgot. Well, there was nothing she could do about it now so she decided she would make the best of this moment.
Among the sun and the crops it felt searing hot. He needed another place to rest. She would have to find it. She jumped to see over the crops. The field was vast and held between the feet of a Blue Mountain with a snowy top and the arms of a dark and dense Forest. She decided they would head for the forest, it was closest and shade was what they needed. She took a good look around at the bend stems laying like a carpet. She figured a way to lift part of a row and lock it at angle with near-by stalks. She stepped with assurance toward where Michael was lying on his back, his hands held together on his stomach. She knelled and started lifting and interweaving the stalks to offer him some cover.
Well. Well. Well. She said out loud. Alright now. I just pull this up like this and hold on here…there. Wait. Wait. Et voilà! I think this can work for now. She turned to Michael with a smile but he had not moved.
Hmmm. She thought. Good! Sleep. I will be back.
She headed for the row that would lead her to the forest. If she could be strong she could get there, make sure it is safe before leading him back. She could make a path, make it easier for him. She ran down the row while she imagined the perfect resting place for them near fresh water and maybe mushrooms. She would know what would restore best his body. She ran a long time and did not stop. There was nothing else to do. She spoke aloud at the ground and instructed it to soften and settle. She ordered the crops out of her way so her arms would move freely. Finally she could see the edge of the dense forest and a patch of land between the golden field and the mossy trees. There was a small brook running fast downhill coming from the Blue Mountain. All kinds of small animals, enjoying the fat green grass, jumped in surprise to her presence. This was perfect. White and purple flowers were blooming in the shadow of the tall and thick trees. Nuts and fruits were hanging from the branches.
She stopped and walked to the stream where she knelled and draw cold water in her hands. She drank and refreshed her face and neck. She took a deep breath and was ready to head back when cracking sounds came from the shadows of the forest making her jump as all animals near her. Her intuition felt she was not alone. Her heart was racing but her body was frozen still. She could not control her shout when more crackling sounds came from the woods.
Who is there? Show yourself. I know you are here!
She waited and saw a foot step out of the shadow and into the light where the grass was thick. A man walked out of the forest and stood before her. He wore a loincloth and paintings on his body. He rested his weight on a wooden staff. A rope was wounded across his chest and a stone knife tied to a leather strip hanged from his right hip. They looked at each other in silence. The fear left her heart slowly and she smiled at the man from the forest. He smiled back. He looked young and rugged yet his eyes were those of an old wise man. He pointed at the sky and with his index, traced a line between the clouds and the ground. He pointed at the place where Mikaël was resting.
Yes! I remember now! We fell from the sky. We landed right there in the field. She also pointed to where she came from, showing the path she had made in the golden wheat.
She turned with a smile toward the man and with surprise, saw his eyes lighting bright white, staring at her. Through her. Seeing Beyond. He stood still but for the arm holding his staff. She was immobile as well, lost in the light of the man’s eyes. He reached his staff to touch her heart and her eyes illuminated as well. They faced each other, their eyes shining white light, their bodies motionless and the staff touching them both in a moment out of time.
Adam. Eve. Said the Almighty through them. My beloved children. You have found each other. You were created with the dirt of this world that is called Eden. Honor it. You are its Guardians. I give it to you so that many more can live under your love, protection and guidance. Follow your hearts, my beloved children. Seek me there.
The voice left with the light from their eyes. They both took a deep breath as they regained the sensations from their bodies. They looked at each other and felt the bond that now existed between them. They were family now. He had found her sister. She remembered her brother.