I opened my eyes, and the face of what appeared to be a very attractive Angel, halo and all, filled my vision. I just layed there on the hard pavement and stared, my brain refusing to focus on anything accept what was before me. “Miss?” I blinked once, then twice. “Miss? Are you all right?” That voice.. Trying to find my own, I made an attempt at an intelligible response. ” I’m not sure..” I mumbled. Leaning forward, the mysterious Angel again asked me if I was ok. Taking a deep breath I allowed his scent to fill my nose. Oh my God, he even smelled like heaven. Feeling his hands touching my arms and legs, checking for broken bones I imagine, my body decided it was time to wake up my head, especially when his hands hit my ankle.
Letting out a shriek, I sat up fast and grabbed my leg. “I take it that hurt” That voice again. Normally I would respond with biting sarcasm, but I just couldn’t bring myself to be mean to my mysterious Angel touching my body. Trying to hold back the tears I nodded in affirmation and sniffed. Crouching down beside me he scooped me up and stood. Wrapping my arms around his neck I snuggled into his embraced, marveling at his strength, and in all honesty, taking a wee bit advantage of his carrying me. Who doesn’t like to be carried by a strong, handsome man. Walking me over to the park bench he gently set me down, then sat beside me. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him. He had the brightest blue eyes and the blondest hair I had ever seen. It literally glowed in the sunlight.
“My name is Gabriel, may I ask you yours?” It was so hard to think with him sitting beside me. Taking a deep breath, all I could smell was… him. I had no words to describe his scent, and I breathed him in like a summer breeze, all warm and fragrant. “My name is Alexa” I said. “So Alexa” he asked ” How did you land on your back in middle of the side walk?” Thinking about it, I remembered rushing to try and catch a taxi. The next thing I knew I was on the ground. Looking down at my feet I noticed one shoe was missing its heel. “Hmmm” I responded ” I think maybe this explains it” Reaching down I gingerly took off my right shoe and handed it to Gabriel. “Ah…” he said ” That will do it” Handing me back my shoe I reached down and took off the left one. By now my ankle was really starting to throb and I winced. “You need to get home and put some ice on that. Do you live far from here? Shaking my head no, Gabriel stood up and once again lifted me into his arms. Ah.. heaven. ” Lead the way my lady” Pointing down the street I once again settled into his embrace and let him carry me home.
Before I knew it I was settled on the couch , pillow under my leg, and an ice bag on my ankle. Handing me two pain relievers and a glass of water, I drank them down then handed the glass back to him. Taking the blanket I kept on the couch Gabriel tucked me in and leaned down to placed a gentle kiss on my forehead. “Sleep now Alexa” he quietly spoke. “But I’m not tired!” I replied “And I really want to thank you for all your help…”
The next thing I knew it was morning, and Gabriel was no where in sight. I didn’t bother calling out to him because I knew he wasnt’t there. I sat up and gingerly tested my ankle… no pain, as if the fall never happened. Smiling sadly to myself I couldn’t help thinking Finally, the perfect guy and he wasn’t even real. Hearing a soft knock on the door, my breath stilled in my chest. Or was he…