“When you want it the most / there’s no easy way out”
The song was subdued in the background as Giles was staring at his monitor.
He loved staring at his desktop wallpaper. It was Window’s default wallpaper – New Bliss.jpg. The deep blue hues in the sky made him feel calm and cool while the white parts of the clouds gave him a light feeling. The vibrant green of the field beneath made him remember his childhood, running around in a wide open space.
“How I wish I can be there,” Giles said to himself beneath a huff of a breath.
He didn’t feel tired looking at that wallpaper, but as Celine Dion was belting the second chorus of the song, he noticed something odd in the wallpaper.
A lady was walking from the edge of the screen. She was wearing a night gown, white and light, as if it was made from silk. Intrigued, he continued ogling at the screen until he can fully see the face of the lady. It was blank, expressionless.
He tried blinking and rubbing his eyes, but the lady was still there. It raised her hands as if beckoning him to come to her.
Without thinking, he held out his hand and instantly, he was standing on the greenest field, his socks wet from the dew of the grass.
Celine Dion’s song continued to escalate into an aria.
“When you want it the most there’s no easy way out
When you’re ready to go and your heart’s left in doubt
Don’t give up on your faith
Love comes to those who believe it
And that’s the way it is…”
As the last notes of the song slowly gave way to silence, the computer screen went dim, and that’s the last that people ever saw of Giles.