Nine

I could feel a warm presence behind me. He put his hands under my arms and lifted me up, high, high, higher... and there I was, on the lines. I didn't have a bike but I didn't care, I started to run on the cables, above the road, above the fields, above the houses... the sky was a soft, purple embrace. I felt the wind on my face, my chest, in my hair... I opened my arms wide, and ran, ran, ran. Then I slowed down, and wanted that bike, after all. And a translucent man with long arms and soft hands brought me one and put it right in front of me. But I was worried that I would fall, I realized I didn't know how to ride a bike. So he hugged me gently from behind to hold me straight, and off we went...

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Six

I realized that what surrounded us was not snow but seeds from a cottonwood tree. There was hardly any wind, we were enveloped in small, luminous feathers, playing in the colours of the setting sun. The world was in slow motion, as if we were all floating. I looked around, observing all the details, the lights, the colours, and I noticed that there was a river close by, and a boat on the bank. There was an old couple sitting by the boat.