Disiri of the Aelf
Her laugh was like nothing on earth. It was as if there were golden bells hanging among the flowers through a forest of the loveliest trees that could ever be, and a wind sighing there was ringing all the bells. When I could open my eyes again, I whispered, "Who are you? Really?"
"She you called." She smiled, not trying to hide her eyes anymore. Maybe a leopard would have eyes like those, but I kind of doubt it.
"I called Seaxneat's wife Disira. You aren't her."
"I am Disiri the Mossmaiden, and I have kissed you."
I could still feel her kiss, and her hair smelled of new-turned earth and sweet smoke.
"Men I have kissed cannot leave until I send them away."
I wanted to stand up then, but I knew I could never leave her. I said, "I'm not a man, Disiri, just a kid."
from THE KNIGHT
by Gene Wolfe