It was a bright and sunny spring afternoon. The soft balmy breeze ruffled the white silky feathers of the two doves that sat on the branch of a Cypress tree. As the light-rays shone through and danced on their soft feathers, their beaks touched lightly. Snowy knew that she had found her soulmate. She knew that now her life would be defined by their love. They’d fly together to find the material they’d need to build their first nest, and then they’d look after their eggs and their chicks together. Doves mated for life, and this was the reason why they were often called love-doves or love-birds. Sitting with him with his feathers touching hers, in that moment of supreme bliss, Snowy knew why doves were meant to live together, and then why they wanted to die together. She sniffed the air and a subtle warmth spread through her chest. They drew closer, snuggled up, and she closed her eyes.
In that moment of bliss, when she was neither awake nor asleep, she heard a twang. Her eyes flew open and a muffled scream escaped her throat. A pebble that looked the size of a rock was hurtling towards them. In a daze, she turned towards him…just in time to see the pebble hit him in the chest, and then time just slowed down for her. She saw the light go out of his beautiful eyes, as he tumbled backwards and fell. She could hear her own scream die out. Snowy flew down to him. She chirped, she cried, she combed his beautiful feathers with her beak; but she couldn’t wake him up. He was gone, and she was alone. She wanted to die too. Follow her mate out of this world into another, into the heaven of birds, where they could be together forever.
Snowy was about to begin the ritual of plucking her feathers out, when she saw a man step around the huge rock that was right in front of the Cypress tree. This was his killer, Snowy knew it in an instant, and she also knew that he now wanted her mate’s body. She wasn’t going to let him accomplish his evil goal. She was going to die with him any way, what would be a better death than the one she could earn avenging her husband? So she rose and flew straight into his face. The man, however, was prepared for her attack, and he dodged her, letting her crash into another tree that grew on the cliff, behind that huge rock. Snowy tumbled down the rough edge of the cliff into the valley below. She’d have gone all the way down and possibly died, when her fall was broken by a soft abandoned nest.
The whole afternoon she lay there unconscious. It was only towards dusk that she regained consciousness, when clouds gathered overhead and some raindrops found their way into her parched throat. Her first thought was about him, and so she flew up once again. The tree was there, so was the rock, but her mate’s body was gone. She could see a few drops of dried blood on that branch and a soggy white feather on the ground. This was all that was left of their love and her life.
She looked around absently. There was nothing left to do in life….she’d better die.
But then something caught her eye. A pink envelope sealed with a beautiful pink heart. What was that? A love-letter, perhaps. She walked towards it, slowly and sadly. The letter was inside the envelope. It never reached the person who it was written for. Perhaps Snowy could help? Perhaps she could deliver the letter and unite two hearts?
So, Snowy delivered the letter and helped unite two loving hearts. She realized that while she had lost her own love, she could help those who were in love by delivering their love-messages.
Let Snowy deliver your letters to your sweetheart. Meet her in the iPad game of love. If you have an iPad, play “My Love My Valentine – The Game of Romantic Rivalry – MLMV-HD“, put your love notes into envelopes and send them to your sweetheart with Snowy, but remember that your rival is competing with you, and your rival has got deep-pockets and shallow ethics, so while you dodge burning matchsticks, also prepare yourself to face: