I rose to my feet and helped her up. Throughout, our eyes never left each other and I swam in the blue promise of I-know-not-what that coursed through their rare and azure beauty.
"Come," she said to me after a while, "Let us dance. Or - ?" perhaps she noted a flicker of fear in my eyes at the thought of returning to the other dancers, a fear I quickly mastered - "perhaps not dance, but return to the warmth. You must not become deathly cold again, no?"
Her smile and her concern filled my heart, almost to bursting.