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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