Prompt: “Borne as on eagle wings”
Source: Phrase from the Hymn Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
He wrapped his arms around me. I could feel the bands of muscle there - so real, so solid. I kept my eyes closed. I was surrounded by his touch, his earthy scent, by the rustlings of his wing feathers.
I let my eyes flutter open when he took off. I hung from his arms. I could see the strain I put on the muscles of his chest in the ripples in front of my eyes.
The wind around my ears, the sound of his flapping wings, sounded like music. It sounded like the words to a hymn I had maybe once heard echoing in a cathedral back when my mother had taken me to church. I felt them running through me; they echoed the exact sensation I felt. Borne as on eagle's wings.
I let my eyes close again. Israfiel carried me higher, bearing me up on his mighty wings.
Notes: This is a little piece from the perspective of a character in my project Guardians. I've been working on it lately and this phrase just worked as a moment in the character's personality.