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A Star To Wish Upon
By Berg


The wind blew outside the window of Myrtles house. No one was home, except Maggie and Bianca. The lights out, and the fire going, they sat in silence watching the Christmas tree sparkle and shine from the moon outside. Occasionally a crack or crisp could be heard coming from the fire. Hot cocoa in hand, Maggie and Bianca enjoyed the company of the other.

"Merry Christmas Bianca," Maggie smiled looking at her best friend, who sat next to her.

"Merry Christmas Maggie."

Maggie reached over and took Bianca's hand in her own. Bianca watched the exchange with curiosity. "I…I've been wracking my brain with what to get you for a Christmas present this year."

"Maggie," Bianca smiled, "you don't have to get me anything."

"People always say that Bianca," Maggie laughed, "but we both know they want a gift."

Bianca laughed, "Okay you're right…"

"I know I am," Maggie smiled.

"That…that right there is my gift Maggie."

"What?" Maggie asked smiling, assuming she had missed something in their conversation.

"Your smile."

"My smile?"

"Yes. Each time I get to see you, be near you and enjoy these quiet times…that is a gift to me. I've come to think of you as a gift…sent to me and only me." Bianca lowered her head and considered her words, "and that came out far more possessive then I intended," she smiled looking down at her and Maggie's hands.

"Well…I appreciate the gesture, but I still wanted to get you a gift…something I know…or I hope you don't have yet."

Bianca thought for a moment…what could it be? Music? A movie? A small piece of arts and crafts? Makeup? Clothes?

"Are you giving it to me tonight?" Bianca asked.

"I think," Maggie looked around at the empty house, "given our situation, this would be the prefect time and place."

"Okay," Bianca smile. "Hold on…let me go get yours. I'll be right back."

"Bianca," Maggie smiled, "you didn't have to get me anything."

Bianca just looked at her friend, "Liar," she smile. Maggie burst out giggling as her friend retreated upstairs.

Bianca retuned and took her seat next to Maggie's. She considered it, and although she hesitated at first, she reached down and took Maggie's hand back in her own. She pulled out a small box and handed it to Maggie. Maggie smiled. "You go first," Bianca said. Maggie opened the small box and inside was a small Christmas ornament. It was a gold angel, that had a shining diamond star atop it.

"Bianca," Maggie breathed out. "This is beautiful."

"I…I wanted to get you your first Christmas ornament, well at least your first ornament here in Pine Valley…with me…I mean, with us all." Maggie pulled it closer and saw the inscription. "To Maggie, My Angel. My Star. Merry Christmas. Love, Bianca."

"You even said Love Bianca," Maggie said feeling tears well in her eyes. "Don't cry," Bianca said smiling. Maggie couldn't help it. She leaned forward and touched her forehead to Bianca's. "Bianca," Maggie paused, "that's the best gift anyone could have give me…ever. I'll cherish it always."

Bianca smiled and pulled back. "I'm glad you liked it."

"Now yours," Maggie said. She took a deep breath. She pulled out an envelope and handed it to Bianca. "This is first."

Bianca opened the envelope and saw Maggie had written her a poem. Bianca smiled and began to read it out loud.

"When I look into your Heart…

When I look into your heart,
I see us holding each other.
I can finally see forever,
When I look into your heart.

See the moon dance over the rivers,
I've watched the morning sun slip through the trees,
But the sight of you is the vision,
That takes me to my knees.

When I look into your heart-
I see us holding each other.
I can finally see forever,
When I look into your heart.

I've never known such comfort-
And I've never known such comfort
And I've never felt such relief.
I've never felt so connected,
And I've never known such peace…

When I look into your heart-
I see us holding each other.
I can finally see forever,
When I look into your heart.
I can finally see forever…
When I look into your heart…"

Bianca looked at Maggie, wordless. "I…This is beautiful," Bianca said. It was as if Maggie had opened up Bianca's soul and saw what she needed to hear.

"And this goes with it," Maggie said leaning forward handing Bianca a small box. Bianca opened the box and saw a small heart cute red stone. "This is my heart…and now it belongs to you."

Bianca looked at the small stone and then up to Maggie. She saw a small smile on Maggie's face. "if you'll have my heart that is…"

"Maggie…I…I…it's beautiful," Bianca finally got out. Maggie leaned forward and softly kissed Bianca's lips. "Merry Christmas Bianca."

"Thank you," Bianca said as she began to cry. "Can you help me put it on?"

Maggie leaned forward and helped Bianca put the necklace on. "Its looks good on you," Maggie said.

"I love you," Bianca breathed as she kissed Maggie again.

"I love you too."

"See what you get for being a good girl," Bianca smiled touching Maggie's cheek.

"Bianca," Maggie winked, "you ain't seen nothing yet."

Bianca lay in Maggie's arms. The fire was slowly dying out. It was just too perfect, all of it. Bianca was afraid deep down inside, that if she moved or said something she'd wake up from this dream. But with each passing content moment she spent in the arms of the woman she loved, she slowly began to realize it wasn't a dream.

Maggie had really said she loved Bianca. She had given her heart on two different levels. It was as if someone had literally looked into the deepest part of Bianca's soul and saw what it was she cherished most and granted her that one true wish. It was perfect. Maggie had made it perfect.

"What are you thinking about?" Maggie asked softly.

"Just how amazing you are," Bianca replied. "What are you thinking about?"

"A dance."

"A dance?" Bianca said pulling out of their embrace. "You mean here?"

"Yeah, why not?" Maggie smiled. She stood up and walked over to Myrtles radio. "Records…hum…" Maggie scanned through some titles and saw one particular artist she knew and loved. She flipped the record over hoping against hopes that the song she was looking for would be on this album. "Perfect," she smiled. She placed the record on the spinner and turned the machine on. She heard the soft click as the audio kicked in.

"May I have this dance?" Maggie asked approaching a now very shy Bianca, who just watched Maggie in awe. The only light that shine in the room was that of the Christmas tree and soft glow of the fire.

"Always," Bianca said moving forward.

"And forever," Maggie finished as she took Bianca's hand in her own. The soft song began to play out in the backdrop. Bianca was sure she'd never heard it before. She felt Maggie rest her head on her shoulder, as she did likewise. Their arms wrapping each other up in a protective and loving way. That as when Bianca heard, in the softest of voices, Maggie singing the song to her.

"Time's are hard and friends are unkind. What can a working girl do but struggle through another day and I'll take care of you. Nights are long and dreams are cold, if they're all you wake up too, but should your eyes cry then I'll take care of you. So let them talk about us, let them call us funny things, people sometimes do. Well I don't care as long as you know I love you and you know I do." Maggie pulled her head back and saw Bianca was crying. She hugged Bianca to her tighter and began singing again.

"I'll be there but you might not see me. It's never easy to get through. But when the laughter dies away, I'll take care of you. So let them talk about us, let them call us funny things, people sometimes do. Well I don't care as long as long as you know I love you…and you know I do. I'll be there, but you might no see me. It's never easy to get through, but when the laughter dies away, I'll take care of you. Darling I'll take care of you." They sway left and right.

Bianca pulled back and kissed Maggie. She needed to convey how she was feeling. Maggie, who understood the need in the moment, allowed Bianca whatever she needed. Bianca brought her hands up behind Maggie's head, increasing the pressure of the kiss. When she heard Maggie moan at her touch, it only caused Bianca to fuel her desire.

"Bianca," Maggie said pulling back.


"Take me upstairs," Maggie said whispering the last part so softly.

"Are you sure?"

"Never been more sure in my life, Bianca. This…you are a need for me. You're like my need for air. I've waited long enough…you've waited long enough," Maggie breathed out between kissing Bianca. The girls made their way upstairs.

"This is going to change everything," Bianca said softly as she stood before Maggie in her room.

"I know." Maggie reached out her trembling hand and softly traced the outline of Bianca's jaw. "I love you Bianca, so much."

"I love you too." Bianca took Maggie's hands in her own. "Your hands, they're shaking." Bianca whispered. "Are you okay?"

"Yeah," Maggie said. She looked down to the floor and then back to Bianca. "I'm kind of nervous…this is the first time I've…ever made love to a woman before."

"Maggie, it's okay," Bianca assured her. "We'll do whatever you're comfortable with…whatever I'm comfortable with."

"Are you nervous?" Maggie asked with shaky voice.

"God, yes." Bianca giggled nervously. "But I'm with you…so…"

"I know, I know what you mean," Maggie smiled lovingly. She reached over and turned off the light.

Bianca called out Maggie's name and fell completely on to her. Sweat covered their bodies and their breathing heavy, Maggie let Bianca fall to her side. She wrapped her arms around Bianca and kissed her shoulder.

"Whoa," Bianca whispered.

"I know," Maggie beamed. "You were wonderful."

Bianca smiled and kissed the top of Maggie's head.

"This was the best Christmas I think I've ever had," Maggie smiled into Bianca's shoulder.

"Me too," Bianca said touching Maggie's face, and playing with her hair.

"So…that was amazing," Maggie said. "I…was I okay?"

"Could you not tell by my…reaction?" Bianca blushed.

"Oh you say that to all the girls," Maggie teased.

"No…actually I've never really said that to anyone before."

"Wait…you mean?"

"I didn't want to say anything…you seemed nervous enough as is," Bianca said. "I hope you're not mad at me?"

"No…I mean you could have fooled me completely," Maggie answered.

"Yeah, look who's talking."

"Really?" Maggie said slightly shocked.

"Oh yeah…twice Maggie."



"Damn, I am good," Maggie laughed as Bianca hit her with her pillow. "Hey I'm just calling it like I see it."

"You're such a dork," Bianca said grabbing Maggie and hugging her.

"I'm your dork." Maggie smiled at Bianca.

"Yes, you're my dork. And I wouldn't trade you for the world."

Maggie woke from sleep later that morning to find the bed empty. She looked around the room and panicked she might have imagined the whole thing. "Bianca?" she called out. There was no answer. Maggie got out of bed and threw on a pair of boxers and a tank top as Bianca entered the room.

"I was just coming to find you," Maggie said looking up to see Bianca carrying a tray.

"What's that?" she asked smiling.

"This is your breakfast in bed," Bianca smiled. "I wasn't sure what you'd be in the mood for so there's pancakes, waffles, bacon, and eggs. No toast though…sorry. Oh yes, and coffee too."

"You made me breakfast in bed?" Maggie asked shocked.

"Well of course," Bianca smiled. "Why wouldn't I?"

"You're amazing you know that?"

"I try," Bianca laughed and kissed Maggie. "Sit. Eat."

"Why the sudden concern about my eating?" Maggie asked.

"Well," Bianca winked, "You need to keep your energy up right?"

Maggie saw Bianca lick her lips. She threw the bacon into her mouth. "I'm eating. I'm eating."

"After…I was hoping maybe we could…"


"You don't even know what I was going to say," Bianca laughed.

"If it's what I'm thinking yes!"

Bianca smiled… "I was going to say go for a walk. It's beautiful outside."

"Sure," Maggie smiled. She picked up a piece of bacon and handed it to Bianca. "For your strength." Bianca opened her mouth as Maggie placed the bacon inside.

"I love you."

"I love you too."

The End

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