His first thoughts were so unsure, arms, legs, chest, he seemed to run together as nothing and still so much more. He looked down and saw the burning embers below hi, a medium size fire was smoldering below him, and he was unsure. Willing himself to move he found he could twist and writhe in the air and was not bound by normal earthly bonds. He raised his hand, and in its place was a wisp of smoke in the shape of an arm, he lifted his other arm and another spectral arm appears with after shadows of smoke trailing giving definition to the places he had been. His legs too had form but trailed down to the embers below. Like a champion swimmer he twisted and twirled in the air and his form dissipated and changed as though a writhing small tornado, gone was his form, but he was still there. He stopped and watched as arms and form appeared once more.

He kicked up as a swimmer would and moved higher and higher into the sky, and as he rose, his form wafted in the wind and spread as smoke does in the sky. Looking down he saw the world from a new and exciting perspective, and was lost in the feelings that raked his very soul. The breeze blew through him and he felt the winds strength pulse within. The sky above beckoned him forward while the trees, and grass below beckoned him back. He dived down and slipped through the air with ease, loving his newfound freedom, and enjoying the sensations which pulsed within.

As he closed upon the fire it popped, and a smoky form rose into the air as a newly birthed child. Like him, the form moved and flowed with the fire as it too learned the edge of its bearings. He drifted closer, thinking only of the move and letting his spectral form move for him.

As he drifted close, the form turned, and there she was, the woman from the fire in his earlier dream. Floating embers rose to her translucent hair and lit the smoke with glowing red, then died out and fell. She was truly alive in this form. He tried to speak and found he could not, as she too tried and he saw her mouth move, but no sound would come. After all they were but smoke floating in the air. He smiled, and she smiled back and he was again, at peace. He reached to touch her and suddenly his world opened. Her hand became one with his and where moments ago he felt the wind, now he felt her. Warmth spread over him as he understood and knew what she felt, but no sound or thought was exchanged. She moved her hand and ghostly nerves sent tingles through his mind and heart. Where they touch was as the tingles from the star spangled banner, or the greatest love story as they crescendo hit. He smiled and kicked up into the air and his arm came away leaving him only with the wind for a moment. He looked down and realized she did not yet know how to move, so he concentrated again, and lowered to her.

She looked at him with waifish eyes and he motioned as though swimming, and pushed down again, and rose towards the heavens but this time she rose with him. He saw her laughing playfully in the wind, but no sound was there. He twirled in his newfound body, and she twirled as well. They stopped, looking at each other with laughter in their minds. He cartwheeled in the wind as she looked on, then followed as they fluttered lithely though the air as little pinwheels in the wind.

He stopped, laughing, with not a care in the world and she stopped near him a moment later. He gazed at her in awe, and reached out, touching her hand again, and felt the warmth spread over them both. As he felt her hand, so he felt her feeling his hand, and knew she felt the same. He moved closer, and even in this smoky form he saw her face, the beautiful curves and subtle shades, her eyes gleamed with the stars behind lighting them. He moved even closer, their bodies touching, and felt the trueness between them as he felt himself as well. The warmth spread over him as they let the wind guide them together, closer still. He felt her heart beating with a life of its own, pumping rapidly even as it too was but a mist.

The wind twisted them both as sensations played across their minds and unseen nerves were lit with primal fire until all that they were became one, and for an instant he knew her, truly and utterly as she knew him and the words came in his mind…