I've got a dream
She's got a dream
I've got a dream
She's got a dream
I just wanna see the floating lanterns gleam
And with every passing hour
I'm so glad I left my tower
Like all you lovely folks, I've got a dream!
I was sprawled out on the couch, thankfully the couch was special made for large bodies. Being 7'2", there is plenty of me to need space. Not to mention the broadness of my shoulders and hips. It's a good thing my mate likes how large I am... I normally scare people with my size and the roughness of my deep voice. My mate and my babies are the only ones who never jump hearing the rumbling thunder of my voice.
I stretched some, not watching the show, after all I had seen it over a dozen times, but when half a dozen little babes ask you to watch a princess movie... You watch the princess movie. I barely noticed the petite blonde spinning around on screen, closer to dozing than awake.
"Onaiya?" Came the soft whisper of one of my middle children. I sat myself up some and peeked over the couch to look through green hair into green eyes. Sometimes Luna liked to use her hair to hide. She is a shy and timid babe, her loudest barely registers over a quiet conversation level. Her arms twitched some but she didn't want to ask or impose. Tenderly I scooped up the three year old that still nearly fit into the palm of one hand. She cuddled to my chest and started to touch the long braid of silver hair that rested near her.
"Yes Spinach?" That was my nickname for Lunawri, a green flower dragon. Granted at the time she was in her human form, but so was I. She continued to pet my silver mane.
"Do you have a dream?"
"Of course," I purred softly to her.
Out of the corner of my eye I could see that my other babes were no longer paying attention to their movie and were giving their attention to us. Apparently they had wondered about this too.
"What is your dream?" She asked quietly.
"Well, I dream of all of you growing up to be happy and healthy."
Her little nose wrinkled some, "do you have a dream for you?"
"Hmm?" I guess my answer was not satisfactory. I wondered why she was being insistent for a change... "I guess I dream to be happy and loved."
"...are you not?" A little face peeked over the couch to me. Silver eyes watched me in a mixture of concern and curiosity. Tenderly I touched the top of her silver haired head. Her hair was the same color as mine. Rillen is my third oldest, Luna my fourth.
I smiled tenderly to Rillen and nodded, "I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. And I feel completely loved."
"Then... Isn't your dream fulfilled?" Rillen questioned
"Yes, I would believe so."
A tiny squeak asked the next question. I looked to Ephraim, one of my youngest. He was settled in his silver dragon form, barely a foot from nose to tail tip . He asked me why I didn't have a new dream, like in the movie.
"Because sometimes real life is better than dreams," I smiled, "it is so good, life is the dream."
They all seemed to think this over. The five little babes with tails were twitching them in their thought.
"Do you have dreams?"
Rillen went bright, bright red! I kept from chuckling, as I knew what she was thinking. She had a crush on, actually she was in love with, a boy a little older than her. Even though it was clear they were fated to be with each other... both of them worried they wouldn't be together. It was cute.
Several squeaks went out. All the little babies had a dream, they wanted to see the sparking lights. I believe they meant fireworks, considering they were too little to have seen them last time we had any. There was a picture on the wall though, one that moved and changed color. Keenan had done a beautiful job in creating a metal artwork that showed what fireworks looked like. I am betting they got the idea from that.
Luna frowned. Tilted her head, then frowned and tilted it the other way. "Onaiya?"
"Is it okay...to not have a dream?"
I kissed her forehead softly, cuddled her to my broad chest, "It is perfectly alright not to have a dream. And you never know, you might have one and not realize it."
She thought some more, I could see, "Maybe...I can find it later?"
I nodded with a soft smile, "When you are ready, you will have a dream to follow."
Long after the movie and babies were in bed, I cuddled to my mate. A hand on her swollen abdomen. She yawned and nuzzled me before turning her blue orbs to look into mine. "Kalo?"
"Hmmm?" I dozily murred.
"Do you really not have a dream?"
I kissed her tenderly, my small and beautiful mate. Pregnant with our babies.
Our babies all happy and healthy in their beds, sleeping comfortably and safe.
"My dreams have all came true," I whispered to her