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 seeing her for real.
“Yes, I’m real and you’re seeing me. We’ve meet before when you have been chosen to be MY master. Remember…… in that antique shop? The light and then the blood from your finger?” she said and I gasp still dazed.
“I- I can’t believe this.” I utter still in daze making her giggle.
“It’s okay, everyone does.” She said.
The sound of it is calming and divine. I look at her then slowly rub my finger tip into her tiny leg.
“My god! It IS true!” I utter in disbelief as she giggles in amusement.
“By the way princess, you can call me Cartilana and I’ am your official protector and guide. So, would you like us to go now?” she said and she slowly flies right in front of my face.
She has this long wavy brownish hair with greenish highlights that reaches her hips, greenish eyes and pinkish lips. She is wearing this tiny cute greenish dress that looks like a flower. Her wings are translucent that I can see the rainbow color like when you blow some bubbles. She is barefooted and is smiling sweetly at me.
“Where?” I asked still confusion as I rub my aching eyes.
“Evetora… Evetora, a place in which supernatural beings resides. Together with the people who accepts the existence of supernatural entities. Evetora is the world in the center of the normal world or your world and the realms of the gods. It’s a place so beautiful that you will feel relaxed. LET’S GO! What do you say?!” Cartilana said still confusing me.
I look around me then casually pinch my other hand to make sure I’m not dreaming or imagining things. I mean a fairy? Really? In this modern world where we thought everything can be explained by science and rational thinking? Fairies DON’T EXIST. Cartilana look at me sadly as she flaps her beautiful wings.
“Princess, just come with me. I promise, you will enjoy being in Evetora. Don’t worry about what you will leave behind, they will be just fine. I mean, princess? Do you still want to stay in this place and continue crying over THAT guy? At least you will have time to forget about him if you come with me to Evetora. O-or do you want to face him, now? He is about to come right here.” This tiny creature who introduced herself to me as Cartilana said making me look around and surely Jemar is just a few meters away from where I am.
“RIRI! Riri please answer me. I- I want to talk to you please!” he calls from where I can see him.
I see him holding those 3 stem red roses that I drop when I saw him and MJ. He is looking around while he walks towards my hiding direction. I CAN’T face him, my tears starts to fall once again upon remembering what happened. I swear I can hear everyone calling my name but the pain, it is too much. I look at the tiny winged fairy in front of me who is also looking at Jemar’s direction.
“What will happen if I’ll come with you? Will I be alone there? Will I be safe and forget what happened here?” I ask looking at her as she starts again to giggle that it sounded like giggling bells.
“Silly, of course you will. And don’t worry; I’ll be with you always. I have the magic to keep you safe and you will have the powers you will need to survive in Evetora. Are you... are you coming?” Cartilana said softly as she flies in front of me.
Unsure and still unbelieving I look around but seeing that Jemar sees me and is walking towards me. The pain returned so with heavy heart I look to Cartilana and smile even though I’m still unsure to myself.
“Take me away from here, please.” I said softly and with a giggle Cartilana flick her hand then the necklace I wore starts to glow really bright.
I swear I can still hear Jemar calling my name and the soft giggling of Cartilana. Then suddenly the once noisy background from the happy graduates changes into this sound of the wind’s shhhhh and the rustles of some leaves.
“Princess you can open your eyes now.” I heard Cartilana said so I slowly open my eyes.
My jaws drop as I look at the most wonderful and amazing scenery I’ve seen in my entire life. I am standing on a hill with different blooming flowers on the meadow just below me. A cluster of houses distance away from the mountain where I stood catches my eyes. On the middle of the houses stands a lovely castle. I look behind me to see trees and flying birds. I immediately rub my forehead when i feel that I am dizzy and that the air around me seems a little bit weird for me to breath.
Cartilana flies and stops just in front of my face while her beautiful wings flap behind her. Her wings create this tiny rainbow path when she will fly on different directions.
“Princess, I officially welcome you to Evetora. Did you like it?” Cartilana said and I look down towards the tiny looking clusters of houses.
“Stop calling me princess. My name is Rianne Carpolya, my friends call me Riri. Calling me Princess makes it look like I am in a dream or illusion with all of these.” I said as I still look into this clusters of house from afar.
“Then I’ll call you Princess Riri when we are alone and Riri when we are in presence of others. That’s more fitting and catchy.” Cartilana said making me sigh in defeat.
I look at my surroundings then inhale the cold fresh air. It’s like for few minutes inhaling the air here it seem like I am starting to get used to it. That heavy feeling I have felt as I breathe the air a little while ago is slowly subsiding. It’s been a while since I feel calm like this. It makes me feel like I’m Alice in Alice in Wonderland; the place is so animatedly amazing and mysterious.
“H-hey Cartilana is it okay if I’ll just call you Lana, Cartilana is way too long for me to pronounce.” I ask as I still look at the amazing scenery that surrounds me.
I heard Cartilana giggles as the wind blows. I feel my toga flying behind me and the cold wind getting into my dress making me shiver.
“That will be fine Princess Riri.” She said as I look at her and smile.
“Can- can I ask you, why me? Why of all people why did you choose me?” I ask as I look at her.
She looks at me then smiles sweetly. She then point at my neck so I look at it to see the mysterious necklace I wore. My eyes widen seeing the stones of the pendant now blinking with their consecutive colors. As if a magic happens the necklace starts to move and now tightly lock into my neck as it changes in shape and appearance. The necklace is now like a Queen’s expensive necklace I usually see on movies with this beautiful glimmering stones and such.
“It wasn’t me who has chosen you before. That necklace chose you; I am bound to serve the one chosen by the necklace. It only chooses those with pure innocence and true hearts. Meaning you have the heart that cannot be tainted by darkness, thus making you pure. Evetora needs you Princess Riri.” Cartilana said making me frown; I don’t really understand what she meant to say.
But.... what is more important to me now is that I can have time to clear my head and gather my composure again. I only thought that what happened to me and Jemar is created by destiny, thinking like that..... I know in my heart that I can forgive him and that I understand. Maybe when the time comes I might tell him all that and face him. BUT, not this time yet. I must have made him wait for so long. Like I said before... long time relationships can make the heart astray. I only need time to settle my emotions so I won’t say things that may hurt us both. I only hope that they are all doing fine without me back in the normal world.
But.... what is waiting for me in this place? I know there is more to it why Cartilana brought me here. Why she said that THIS necklace chose me? Can I survive a place I know nothing about or might I regret ever coming here?
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
I am worried when after the loud sound of something dropping right in front of me I heard nothing. Out of fear and obedience I am skeptical if I will open my eyes to find out what happened or just wait, but then I choose to just close my eyes and trust the two. They are strong and by the looks of Vlash he must also know how to use magic so I don’t need to worry about them being defeated by that monster or beast whatever that is.“What- What happened here?” I heard Flora said from a few meters away from me so I know she is just arriving. “Are- are you all okay?” follow by the worried voice of Leo who also asks as I just stand there frozen still with my eyes close.I feel some hand grabs into my waist as I remain still as I simply bite the tip of my thumb’s nail, a mannerism I acquired and usually do when I am tensed and scared. I feel the strong warm hand slowly and carefully pulling me down, wait! Down?“Ahmnnn can- can I open my eyes now Lana?” I ask with a crock voice.“You may.” I