Friday Fiction: Nothing More Than Crumbs
The stars laughed above them. For they knew that compared to the wild of the universe, the entwined couple below were nothing more than crumbs. The pair would live and love, and fade away before the sky could even clear its throat.
Although the couple didn’t pause to contemplate the vastness above them, the enormity of time made its presence felt sure enough. The more they kissed, the heavier time’s grasp became on them both. They felt its bulk dragging down their movements and pressed at the edge of their happiness. Always there, but never truly showing up.
And still they continued. Falling again and again, discovering new depths in which to belong to one another. Time and logic had no place in their bliss. They decided it could wait a little longer.
The stars were wiser. They had witnessed a billion moments trickle by, from the pedestrian to the extraordinary – each with its own string of stories. They had watched whole worlds come crashing to an end and others born out of the demise, being plastered on top of each other like wallpaper. Some crackled into oblivion almost instantly, whilst others managed to stretch on for entire lifetimes. It didn’t matter how long the moments lasted – the nothingness swallowed them all in the end.
When compared to all that wonder, the lovers were barely worth a breath. And yet the stars watched from the corner of their eyes, laughing softly, lingering on them for just a moment longer.