A Swing in the Park.
“Ahsoka, I will fall.”
“Barriss you’ll be fine.”
Ahsoka held up a hand to stop Barriss from releasing another bout of complaints and worries, smiling as she did so. She placed her hand gently onto Barriss’s shoulder and gave her a small kiss on the cheek, feeling the warmth radiate onto her lips as Barriss blushed.
“You don’t need to be scared” Ahsoka whispered into her ear, moving a small strand of hair behind her ear, “It’s nothing to be frightened off.”
Barriss laughed and gave Ahsoka a small push away, returning the smile, “For you it may not be frightening, but it feels so strange to sit on!”
Ahsoka’s hands intertwined with her own before she had registered what had happened, gripping them gently Barriss turned her head back to Ahsoka and let a nervous smile cross her lips again.
“Just one go Barriss, if anything happens you can throw a pillow at me” Ahsoka spoke softly, slowly guiding Barriss to a small swing in the middle of a meadow-ed like park.
Around the swing were large grass patches of a pea green colour, small delicate flowers were dotted here and there and several vines crawled up the swing legs, making the swing seem as though it were something of a vision inside a fairy-tale.
Ahsoka released her hand for a moment and bent down, plucking one of the small white flowers from the ground, she turned back again and gently placed it into the strands of hair around Barriss’s ear, placing a gentle hand onto her cheek.
Barriss moved towards the swing and curved her hand around the two chains hanging down as she took in a deep breath of the fragranced air.
She felt herself slide onto the seat, her back tense and stiff as she tried to keep her balance on the wobbling seat. A hand held her back making her relax slightly and lean into it, “Remember, don’t lean to far back Barriss, you don’t want to fall” Ahsoka’s voice spoke gently behind her as the brushing of fingers against her legs came to her. “I’ll push gently, don’t worry.”
The whisper would have been inaudible for those around them as Ahsoka’s hot breath steamed up on her neck, a small push brought Barriss back to her senses as she quickly gripped the chains tightly again, her teeth tensed.
She felt the seat beneath her move slightly as Ahsoka pushed her gently, her legs limply moved with the wind as they pulled back.
“Do you want to go higher?” Ahsoka asked as she kept on pushing, a small smile rising upon her face as the warmth of the sun began to rise.
Barriss contemplated for a moment, feeling the wind brushing past her skin, “Ok” she replied softly, deciding to grip the chains a little more.
With her response, Ahsoka began to push the swing harder, the feeling of the air dancing upon her face was relaxing, small strands of cut grass were bouncing off her arms as the swing proceeded to go higher.
She smiled, a true smile of which she had not released proceeding taking her place upon the seat.
Her head leant back gently and her eyes closed, the feeling of weightlessness took over her body, the warmth of the sun upon her neck, the cool breeze slipping through her hair and a joyous laughter.
The adrenalin pumped through Barriss like the force, her laugh surrounded them as she relaxed into the swing.
“Ahsoka” she called behind her, hearing a small response from behind her, “How do we stop?”
Ahsoka stopped pushing on the swing seat and moved in front of Barriss, giving her a wide smile, “Two ways.”
“One, you can let the swing just slowly come to a stop, or you can jump.”
“I’ll jump” Barriss called, without a seconds notice.
Ahsoka moved to the side of the swing, and watched as it began to slow down ever so slightly.
Her eyes watched as Barriss let go of the swing and launched herself across the grass, her smile radiating happiness.
It took her a second to realize something was wrong when Barriss hit the ground; her body lay still in the grass as Ahsoka ran to her and placed an urgent hand upon her back. “Barriss!” Ahsoka cried out, rolling her over onto her back, only to see her laughing.
“It hurts Ahsoka!” Barriss laughed through her pain as she smiled up at Ahsoka, the light reflecting off her eyes. She felt Ahsoka’s hands hold onto her own again as her smile looked down on her, a small happy tear dripping down her cheek.
“Barriss Offee, don’t you scare me like that” Ahsoka whispered, lying down beside Barriss and looking up at the sun, feeling the grass between her fingers.
“You’re not the only one who can have a little fun” Barriss replied, rolling over on the grass gently to face Ahsoka, moving her hand from the right and placing it onto Ahsoka’s cheek.
She watched as Ahsoka’s eyes lit up in amusement, as saw her bite back her lip to stifle a laugh. “What is it?”
“I hope you like rolling” Ahsoka pushed Barriss gently, but enough for her to begin to roll down a small hill from the swing, she began to laugh until she felt a hand curve around her arm and pull her down the hill.
The earth began to tumble around her as she heard Barriss’s laugh in front of her, joining her as the smell of grass began to tingle in her nose.
They stopped at a sudden uphill, laughing as they looked towards each other.
Barriss rolled gently on top of Ahsoka, her eyes low and her smile large, “Sometimes you’re a piece of shit Ahsoka” she whispered, leaning in closer to Ahsoka’s lips.
“You can be a shit too sometimes Barriss” Ahsoka replied, feeling Barriss’s hot breath on her neck.
Then she leaned in.
Her lips touched hers gently at first; Ahsoka’s hands smoothly went across Barriss’s back and then moved up towards her hair, gripping at it as their deeper became more passionate.
The fresh smell of grass around them intoxicated their senses as Ahsoka groaned blissfully under Barriss’s weight and kiss.
They broke apart and locked each others eyes, smiling brightly as they gasped for breath, Barriss gently rolled off Ahsoka, their hands interlocked as they lay in the grass. “Come on Ahsoka,” Barriss whispered, “We should go.”
Ahsoka groaned slightly, “Just a little longer” Ahsoka replied, closing her eyes as the day became warmer. She felt Barriss looking towards her as she reopened her eyes and rolled to the side. “Seeing as you went on the swing I guess we can.”
Ahsoka stood gently, pushing herself to her feet and feeling the grass once more between her fingers. She watched as Barriss pushed herself up, her face grimacing slightly as she did so, a small smile popped onto Ahsoka’s face as she bent down to Barriss and slide her arms underneath her body.
“Ahsoka!” Barriss cried out, feeling her body leave the ground into Ahsoka’s arms, “I’m not that hurt!”
“Yes you are” Ahsoka smirked, her nose nudging with Barriss’s, feeling her body sink into her chest as she began to walk back up the hill. Barriss gently removed the white flower from her hair and gently placed it in the front of Ahsoka’s top, giving her a small smile as she relaxed into her arms.
“We should come back here again” Barriss whispered.
“It’s just like a swing in the park” Ahsoka replied smiling, before she looked back towards the swing and turned her back to the sun.