Title: Cast Your Eyes On the Ocean
Characters: Adam Pierson, OFC
Summery: Dantes Prayer Challenge, Lyrics from the song by Loreena McKennitt.
Disclaimer: Adam Pierson doesn’t belong to me. I am borrowing him for entertainment purposes onlyHe is the property of Davis/Panzer Productions, Inc., David Abramowitz, and the wonderful Peter Wingfield. Don’t sue.
Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me
Please remember me
Dia climbed slowly up the stairs to the top of the lighthouse and smiled softly as she saw Adam leaning there against the railing, looking out over the water. She remembered when he had first brought her here, several months after they had met when she had been at a particularly low point in her life. There was something out it, something she couldn’t explain, that seemed to sooth her and renew her faith and hope in life and in dreams.
Tonight she had come unexpectedly, just feeling the pull of the ocean upon her and knowing that she needed to see it again, that she needed to come to this place that she loved more than any other and renew her inner sense of peace. She hoped that he wouldn’t mind the intrusion as she walked slowly over to the railing and leaned next to him. “The door was open.”
He turned his head slightly to smile at her, “I was expecting company.”
“Am I interupping something? Should I come back later?”
Adam chuckled and shook his head, “considering that you were the company I was expecting, I would hope that you would stay for at least a little while.”
Dia looked at him, quirking an eyebrow inquisitively, “how is it that you seem to know me better than I know myself?”
“Years of practice.”
“That’s your answer for everything Adam.”
“That’s because it’s a good answer, especially coming from me.”
are absolutely impossible, do you know that?”
The grin he gave her was the only answer she received and she shook her
head, unable to keep from laughing no matter how hard she tried. She nudged him playfully with her elbow and
went back to looking out into the darkness beyond the light that swept across
the water periodically.
It was a few minutes later before she said anything else, her voice now soft and thoughtful. “I find myself drawn here, to this place and to you, when things get especially difficult for me at home. When times or circumstances make everything in my life seem dark and hopeless, I remember how I feel standing here overlooking the water. The sense that everything will be all right eventually because some things will always be here to remind me that life goes on, and that we need to live each moment of it as best we can and not dwell on things that can’t be changed.”
“You get all of that from looking out over the ocean?”
“No, I get the sense of peace from the ocean, and the sense that my life will eventually turn out all right from being with you. When it gets bad, I remember that you have been here the last few years to remind me that not everything is as bad as it might seem, and that while it might hurt when things change, new things can come along that make your life better again.”
Adam looks at her and smiles softly, “and here I thought it was simply my charming personality that kept you coming back.”
“You? A charming personality? Don’t make me laugh!”
“Hey, I’ll have you know that there are plenty of people out there who think I’m charming!”
“A cynical, manipulative, pain in the ass is what you are.”
He laughed as he leaned back against the railing and put an arm over her shoulder, “and yet you keep coming back for more.”
She leaned against him and smiled, “Yes well, you’re also a lovable pain in the ass.” She pauses for a moment, then grins up at him. “The fact that you look good with your shirt off is also a definite plus.”
“I knew you had an alterior motive.”
“Don’t we all?”
He laughed and pulled her closer, “that we do.”
They stayed there for a long time watching until a storm started to gather, then they headed inside to get something warm to drink before she drove home, feeling much more at peace with her life.