Continuity: Wonder Woman (2017)
Summary: Diana gazes up at the stars and remembers.
Date Of Completion: June 8, 2018
Date Of Posting: July 1, 2018
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 446
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Note: Happy Birthday, mithen! :) Prompt: Steve/Diana, Star-Gazing. :)
Across the sky,
And watch them fall
With glittery joy.
“Look To The Stars”
Diana stretched out on the cool grass, comfortable in jeans and a long-sleeved, cotton shirt. Her dark hair fanned out as she lifted her gaze up to the night sky.
The stars were sprinkled across the inky sky, glittering in glorious beauty. Diana felt breathless as she gazed across the grand expanse. She never tired of the wonder of the cosmos.
Her thoughts drifted back a hundred years ago…
Diana leaned against the broad tree. They would be at the front tomorrow and she could complete her mission, but right now she was content to sit next to Steve. He put his arm around her and pointed to the sky.
“There’s Orion.” He smiled. “And I suppose it’s too easy to point out the Big and Little Dippers.”
“You do, huh?” Steve gazed fondly at Diana. “Some would call that double-dipping.”
“Is that like double-scoop ice cream?”
“You’re learning fast, Angel.”
Diana grasped his hand. “Tell me more about the stars.”
“I thought you Amazons were expert astronomers.”
“I like the way describe things.”
Steve brushed his lips against Diana’s ear and she shivered in delight. “You’re sweet.” He tipped his face up to gaze at the sky.
Diana saw the stars reflected in Steve’s eyes. He was touched with awe as the grand sweep of stars sparkled in the night. The great cannons rumbled in the distance like an undercurrent of thunder.
She saw wonder in his eyes. It amazed her that in the midst of war, Steve could still feel such wondrous emotions.
You are a special man, Steve Trevor.
The crackle of the campfire popped and hissed like chestnuts roasting in the Palace fireplace. Steve pointed to the sky.
“And that’s Sirius, the Dog Star. Woof, woof.”
Diana laughed. “Meow.”
It was his turn to laugh. He slipped his arm around her shoulders and continued his celestial tour.
She treasured each moment. Mortal men were so fragile.
They may reach for the stars, but like Icarus flying too close to the sun, their wings often falter.
Or would a man like Steve make it to the stars? Perhaps only the Gods knew.
“It’s like someone tossed a handful of stars and they fell across the sky,” Diana said softly.
“That’s beautiful,” Steve said, just as softly.
The breeze that sprung up was gentle, riffling through Diana’s hair. She watched the stars shine with silvery beauty as her eyes widened, seeing a beloved face, then her lips curved into a smile.
“I love you, Steve.”
The stars smiled down upon her.
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