She has daisies in her hair and a smile on her face, the corners of her eyes crinkled up and smiles lines panning across her cheeks. She waves to Albus, her thin fingers combing through the sunlight and casting shadows across her cheek. He climbs up the hill towards her, his black hair throwing itself against his forehead in an imitation of the long grass.
She starts running towards him, her dress flapping against the back of her legs and her hair sweeping out behind her like a cape, some sort of golden fire in the setting sun. They meet halfway up the hill in a hug to shatter stars, full of promises they've given up trying to keep. "Lucylucylucylucy," Al murmurs, his voice like sandpaper and her skin like silk, encasing a body as fragile as glass and Merlin, it feels like one touch could shatter her.
"Al, oh Al I've missed you," and then it's just a string of pleasepleaseplease and there are daisies between his fingers and golden fire burning his hands. She pulls back and links her ar