Finally, graduation is here, I’ve already rehearsed everything I will say to Jemar. I am looking at my full reflection looking at the clothes I wore. My mind seems to be unsettled while I think of what will Jemar reaction be. It is like an old film replaying into my mind thus making me nervous even more.
“Perfect Riri but… what about that box? What’s in it?” I turn to see my brother Charles walking towards me holding my newly ironed toga.
“Ummnnnn oh yes, I nearly forgotten about that.” I said as I open the box to reveal that mysterious necklace I bought from the antique shop.
I am looking at it as if a baby chick will pop out of its shell. Somewhat it made me nervous remembering what happened when I touched that necklace and that THING I saw, if not an imagination.
“Ohhh, that’s a lovely necklace.” My brother Charles said as he takes the necklace out from its box that I am holding.
He unclips the lock and then slides it into my neck from behind. The necklace has this chain lock and is like those worn by slaves that have this lock necklace, the difference is that the necklace is so beautiful and looks so expensive. The storekeeper said that he doesn’t know anything about the necklace since he is only filling in for his grandfather who is the owner of the antique shop.
In the end I end up buying the suspicious necklace which a shock that it only costs me 1500 pesos but when I and Sandra check it into a pawn shop the necklace was worth 500 thousand pesos or more, shocking right? The pawn shop keeper said that the chain is pure gold and the gem stones are high priced gems thus making the price high. I was feeling guilty and wanted to return it back to the antique shop but thinking that I will need it for graduation plus the pawn shop guy must have made a MISTAKE I end up forgetting about what the pawnshop keeper said.
“Wohhh! So Am I in the right room or I’m just looking at a wallpaper now.” We turned to see Aaron coming into my room.
Since it is my graduation day everyone is here to support me. Dad and my brothers are here also the makeup artists hired by them who are now standing on the corner admiring their own work came. Dad is preparing in the other room because he is going to be my marching partner. It was supposed to be mom but she won’t make it since she is on a mission site in Egypt, it’s sad but this is life so I just suck it all up.
“Oh, Aaron you made it. I see, Suvana nice to see you also made it.” Big brother Roven said as he waves to Suvana.
Suvana is Aaron’s longtime girlfriend and she is a wonderful lady, she owns and manages her own Flower shop. Her father is also a friend of our father so everything works out for well them, lucky Aaron. She and my brother Aaron are together since college. It’s so cool since Suvana supports my brother to his chosen career even though all my brother’s girl fans are her rivals.
“Suvana, Aaron it’s really nice to see you are here. How do I look?” I said as I turn in front of them.
“You look lovely.” Suvana said as she shoves a small strand of loose hair into my ear.
Then, I am taken back when they all suddenly hug me tightly as they congratulate me. Finally, I’m graduating and this day I will finally have my first boyfriend, hopefully it will work out well.
After the long ceremony and boring speeches of people, the ceremony ends.
“Oh my! Finally, the ceremony is done. So-so are you now ready to.... you know.... tell Jemar what you feel towards him?” Sandra said after our parents left us to the school ground after we all came out of the gymnasium.
“Well, hopefully I won’t get cold feet in the middle. But.... where did he go? I’m very sure I told him to see me after the ceremony.” I said as I relentlessly look around hoping to see him somehow.
“I- I think I saw him and MJ going towards the second building. Let’s go and catch up with them hopefully there are no people there so you can confess to him now.” Sandra said with this teasing smile in her face making me blush to the thought of it.
We run towards the 2nd building forgetting that we are in our heels and toga. We ask someone whom we know that are taking some photos on the 2nd building and they directed us to an empty room right at the ground floor.
“So- so, what are they doing down there? Are they alone somehow?” Sandra asks as I also begin to think.
“No I’m not sure if they are both there but I saw Jemar enter that room.” The person we ask on the hallway said before she left.
Shock and confused we look at each other as Sandra texts the others to come for the surprise we prepared. After a few more minutes Sheena, JR and one of our friends Grace came holding the items we have agreed to take. Sheena hand Sandra the other balloon and the 3 red roses to me, JR is holding another balloon so does Grace.
“O- kay so this is it right, good luck to you. And..... don’t get scared okay.” JR said making me laugh lightly as he signs me a thumbs up.
“So……… is this the room? I thought you will do it in the PE room?” Grace said and I take a deep breath to calm myself.
“W-Well, since he is here and no people are here so……… why not here” Sandra said.
“My my my, where our princess is we will be there to help and support.” We all turn to see my brother Aaron, Charles and Vince walking towards us.
“Okay, so where is the childish one?” Sandra asks as they give me a side hug.
“Roven is being held by dad. You can’t possibly trust him when he doesn’t trust anyone in regards to you Riri. So let’s go with this, let’s be clear on one thing okay… it is just being a girlfriend and boyfriend relationship yet, right?” my brother Charles said making me sigh and nod.
I nervously twist the door knob and we all walk in shouting “surprise” as the guys raise the cardboard that says “can you be my boyfriend?”
“Jemar, CAN YOU BE........” I stop saying because I am frozen to what I just see.
It appears that the surprise is on us. Everyone is also frozen while I drop the flowers that I am holding in to the floor before me. The others slowly and weakly put down the cardboard they are holding and the balloons. On the corner, there stood Jemar and MJ. The most shocking and painful part is that MJ is hugging him while they are kissing. They are both surprise as they look at us looking as if they were caught by their parents stealing money. Jemar look at me as my tears drop into the cold floor.
“YOU!” I heard my brothers utter in pure disbelief as I process my mind to what is happening and to what I must do but I am so blanked.
“Jemar you are a jerk! MJ you’re the worst!” Sandra screams as we all look at them as they both separates immediately.
We all know that MJ has this huge crush towards Jemar but we thought she got over him when he started courting me. I never even realized that he was courting me, I thought he and MJ are having a mutual understanding since they are always together not until Sandra told me that he is indeed courting me. I am so stunned…… really stunned. But this, I am not really expecting this; the pain is too much for me to bear.
“P-Please wait! Let me explain, it’s not what you all think. I can explain what really is happening. Riri listen we were.......” I didn’t let him finish, still torn and in tears I run away from there forgetting that stinging pain from my heels.
“RIRI TRUSTED YOU, JEMAR YOU JERK!” I heard Sandrea screams as I strode out of the room.
I can’t listen and process his explanations at this rate. I am so stunned and hurt to even think of a logical reason so I just run……… run away from him. I am running out of nowhere I swear I can still hear Jemar running after me but I just run and run. My thought, my vision and my heart hurts so much. I can’t believe I was fooled and I fall deeply in love with him. It really is breaking my heart.
“I was so wrong. Why? Why have I not thought of this ever happening? I might have prepared myself. Why me? My brother Roven is so right. Why did you do this to me? I hate you Jemar for playing with my emotions and making me hope for 2 years. DAMN YOU, JEMAR!” I said as I slowly drop to the floor seeing that I am now in the back building of our gymnasium, feeling like a sole loser despite of the happy occasion and atmosphere from the cheering people on the gym’s front I burst in tears hugging my knees.
Suddenly I feel this vibration in the necklace I wore making me try to take it off but to no avail it won’t badge. Then I heard a giggling giggles resounding around me.
For almost 30 minutes I was sure I already cried to my limit. My head, my eyes and my heart, they all hurt so badly. “Are- Are you okay, princess?” I thought I heard a small voice said so I look up to see a flying creature flying right in front of my face.‘WHAT ON EARTH! IS this an imagination or not?’ I said to my mind as I amazedly look at this creature.My vision is blurry from my crying but I can see that the creature has an arm, legs and I’m pretty sure it is a girl but tiny. Fairy, that’s the only name I can think of to call it. The one I usually watch and read in fairytale books and movies. She flies towards my face and reach her hand on my forehead. Weird, I can feel her warmth and I feel safe. She smiles then wipes my wet cheek using her tiny hand.“Come on princess; don’t wallow in pain just for a guy who does not deserve you.” I heard her say as she look at me, I’m still daze as I process in my mind if I’m starting to get delusional OR if she does really exist and I am see
I don’t know but… the beautiful scenery calmed me and it made me feel so welcomed. I thought for sure that this is just a dream but the smell, the touch of the wind to my skin and the soft melody of nature around me is telling me that everything is true. I feel like I am really Alice in wonderland, this must be how Alice felt being in a mysterious world no one knows that exists. If I go around in my normal world telling people of seeing all these, they will call me crazy. I hope I won’t encounter dangers here that I can’t handle though; I’m crossing my fingers on that. “He-Hey ahmnnn Lana, can- can you tell me something about this place, Evetora right?” I ask still overwhelmed and perplexed by the wonderful sight before me.‘Is this real or not, if so how on earth does it exist and no one even know of it? Are we still in the same world and time or just an imaginative world wherein I’ll just wake up one day then think that all is just a dream created by my mind.’ Questions keep on com
I am shock upon entering the old house, Lana is happily swaying as she looks into my reaction.“Wow- Wow Lana, this place is.....”“Amazing right? In this way you won’t feel unsafe and afraid staying in here? It looks ugly and scary outside but inside is different. Plus I assure you that inside is so safe for both us.” Lana said happily.“H-how did you know how to make something like this, I mean......”“Mostly, I used my magic and designed it to what I have seen and observed in your world like those kitchen styles and the living room. The appliances and furniture are also from the normal world... your world. I thought, this might make you feel a little better. Being on a different world and place is scary; I’ve been there so I know how you feel. So…… is it okay?” Lana said looking like a cute child asking for her mother’s permission.“I love it, it’s perfect. Thank you for doing this for me, I will be fine so you should not worry about me.” I said as I look around the inside of the ho
I watch Lana as she happily hums while she prepares the ingredients for this special dish as to what she calls it. I don’t know but all the ingredients she has collected are leaves and some black berries in a size of cherries if it in our world world. I think that is like the counter part of pepper. I tried tasting it and… my gosh! It’s way too spicy and bitter.“Lana, can you tell me everything about Evetora while you’re at that?” I ask her bored as I play with the fruit I have taken from the basket that has this yellow and green color in a shape and size of an apple.“Of course Princess, let see…… where should I start? Ahhhh yes, Evetora is what we call this world but it is divided into 4 kingdoms. One is from the East which is the Kingdom of Comios now fallen under the hand of some evil people from the dark kingdom of Lebron which is in the north. Then on the west side is the kingdom of Pentellos where magical creatures are mostly residing. Then we have the kingdom of Eurie which is
We have been staying in this wrecked looking house for 4 days now, surviving by the aid of the forest and Lana’s magical powers. Lana already explained to me the minor details about Evetora and everything that I need to know to survive here like: the use of money here which is by jewels and worth are determined by their colors, use of medicinal plants and other information useful for me to survive.“This falls is so pretty.” I said looking up to the beautiful waterfalls.It is already high noon when Lana showed me this place where we can bath. The water is like sparkling diamonds and so magical with this rainbow colors it makes as it hits the ground. “I know right, see I told you that you will like it here. Any way you can go on and bath while I look for something we can eat. Let’s have a lovely picnic here, would that be okay?” Lana said holding this basket that she places on the rock as she laid a blanket on the ground before carefully placing on the center the properly folded towel
“Riri, I’m sorry it took me long to come back…… who are you people? Get away from her!” we all turn to see Lana running towards us holding a sword on her hand as she drops a basket full of fruits.It made me wonder where she might take that sword from but remembering that she is a magical creature, I just sigh in relief.“Step away from her!” Lana said pointing the sword towards them.“Lana easy, I’m okay they didn’t hurt me or anything.” I said as Lana walk towards my side making the three slowly walk back with their hand up in submission.“Oh yah! Then why are you naked?” she said with her eyebrows up making my face redden as the thought of what happened came back to me then I tightly grasp my folded clothes and towel on my chest that the lady named Flora handed me a while ago.“No I’m not, I WAS…… but they lend me this.... thingy.” I said with burning face.Lana look at the 3 with a suspecting gaze before putting the sword she is pointing at them down to her side. The look in her fa
I take a deep breath before looking at the house we live at. I wonder how they will react when they see the inside of it, but knowing Lana she must have made something about it. She said it in the first place; NO ONE should know that she is a fairy with magic. “Here we are, this is where we momentarily live. I hope you are okay with its unsettling sight.” Lana said as she opens the run down door. “This is better than sleeping on a cold night in the forest.” Flora said while Leo is holding her on her waist as they look at the worn-out house.“I know this house; this was abandoned for a long time. H-How long have you been staying here?” Leo asks as they look at the old rundown house.“A couple of days, we are just longing in before we go down and look for a proper place to stay in the kingdom.” Lana said opening the door that we manage to fix temporarily.“I-I see.” Leo said as we follow Lana in, I am really waiting for their shock reaction but when I enter after them I am beyond shock
Morning comes and we all prepare to depart. Lana fixes some foods in a basket and something we can use in a big bag she carries on her back. I also insisted to carry the shoulder bag made of leader where Lana put something she said I can use in time of trouble that she embedded with her magic. I don’t know what she means but I just carried the bag nonetheless. “Don’t forget this.” Lana said wrapping a greenish shawl on my shoulders with this weird emblem that when Vlashmere sees it his eyes widen then he seems to freeze but after a while he returns to his usual cold and mysterious aura, turning back to his invisible like presence.“Shall we get going so we can arrive to the town of Sallis by tomorrow noon?” Flora said as they look at us checking if we are ready to leave.“The early the better, we need to be very careful. Monsters and beast lurks this area and the rest of the way we will travel to.” Leo said making me look at Lana and to them with a fright in my eyes.“Mo- Monsters? Be