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I was crouched downlow in the dark green bushes that were thick
with undergrowth. Above me the midday sun tried in vain to make
it's way past the thick foliage of the huge trees that dwarfed my
tiny frame. I brushed my short, dark brown hair out of my golden
brown eyes, which were staring intently at the huge stone castle
in front of me. A gentle wind blew around the thick, brown tree
trunks, ruffling the soft, floral dress I wore.
"Hey you okay?" someone whispered behind me. I jumped violently
and twisted to see who was there. A boy of about my age was
crouched behind me, watching me intently with coco brown eyes.
His short black hair was spike up around his round face.
"Not with you sneaking up on me like that, Eldon" I snapped. He
held his hands in an 'I surrender' position and nodded
towards the castle.
"You ready," he asked, nodding towards the itimidating
structure.I gulped audibly, my heartbeat speeding up, as I
nodded. I couldn't quite get the air to my lungs as I pushed
through the undergrowth out into the open patch of grass between
the lucious forest and soaring castle wall. I stood in the
shadows of the trees a metre away from the huge, forbidding pearl
white castle. "You sure about this?"Eldon asked,coming to stand
next to me. His five-foot frame just reached my shoulder as we
both looked up trying to see the top of the colossal tower.
"Why do such small people need such large, goddamn buildings," I
muttered. Eldon shrugged next to me, a smirk playing around his
"How the hell are we getting up there," I replied, crossing my
arms as I stared straight up, looking at the blacony we were
aiming for. Eldon chuckled to himself with a knowing smile.
"We fly," he answered simply.
"Right," I mouthed slowly, eyes wide. I still was getting used to
the fact that that was an option. Next to me Eldon spread out his
delicate-looking, deep-blue, butterfly-like wings. They seemed to
glow from the inside outwards in the warm sunlight. He then
waited patiently for me to release mine. The almost translucent
deep forest green wings seemed to just appear on myback.
I couldn't believe that yesterday I'd been a normal five foot
eight girl, with long blonde hair,the only trouble on my horizon
being the upcoming maths test. But last night as the clock
striked midnight, clicking into my fifteenth birthda, I started
to slowly shrink height-ways -and in the length of my hair. My
blue eyes had turned golden and my hair had become darker.
Then me mother, who I found out was a bloody fairy, took me to my
'home town' a.k.a this crazy realm of fairies. But I
wasn't good enough for the stuck up midgets and was being forced
to leave. I never took well to rules and now me and a 'friend of
the family', Eldon, were sneaking into the royal castle. The plan
was to ask the prince to give me a couple of weeks to prove
myself to my mum's village. Mum had talked me into it.
"Up, up and away." Laughed Eldon, grabbing my hand as he beat his
wings and lifted off the ground. I had no idea how to fly -
having had no chance to practise so far -but picturing my wings
moving, while wishing to be flying with Eldon seemed to do the
trick. My throat was so tight with fear I could barely breath as
my feet lifted from the solid ground. "Calm down Eloise," Eldon
ordered. I shot him a dirty look and concentrated on getting
tothe window of the annoyingly, large tower.
We reached the large balcony and touched down gently onto the
smooth marble. My breathing was strained and my heartbeat so loud
I was sure someone was going to hear me. Eldon kept a hold on my
hand as he led me through the opened sliding doors. Inside the
large, royal bedchamber the air was a lot cooler and my eyes had
to adjust to the darkness.
"Who's there?" asked a strong male voice from the direction of
the king sized bed. I took a deep breath and went to answer but
Eldon beat me to it.
"It's Eldon from the town of Fernystream," he told the Prince of
Fairies clearly. "And Eloise the new comer."
Great, I wonder how long it will be until I live that one down?
"Ah yes the half-human, half-fairy I've herd so much about," the
Prince mused. "Eloise, I am Donale, Prince to the fairies of
Majixriver," he told me promptly,getting off his large bed to
stand with us in the sunlight that streamed through his open
He was tall, for a fairy, at five-foot three. Mum said I would
probably shrink to four-foot nine -oh joy. His long, layered
black hair was styled to be off his face,but some still fell into
his mesmerizing, deep-sea blue eyes.
"An honour majesty," I replied the way Eldon had told me,
curtsying as best I could without snapping my ankles.
"But what, may I ask, brings you two hear in such a way?" Donale
"We have to talk to you," I told him.
"Yes, I see that." He sniffed. "But why not do it the traditional
way and tell me your problems on the eve of Sunday?"
"Eloise is being forced to leave at midnight tonight by your
people, because she is half-half," Eldon explained.
"So we were hoping you would give me a pardon or something, and
let me stay a while longer. Give me chance to prove I can fit
in," I explained hopefully, knowing it would crush my mum if I
was sent away.
"Well it seems like this is a matter between me and the young
lady," Donale said smoothly. "You may wait outside... Eldon
wasn't it?" Donale said, shooing Eldon out the intricately carved
wooden doors of his bedroom. Eldon shot me an apologetic glance
and shrugged his shoulders hopelessly. I bit my cheek nervously
and tried to slow my rapid heart and breathing.
"Come, make yourself comfortable Eloise," offered Donale,
gesturing to a large, comfy looking couch near the door. I nodded
mutely and forced my stiff legs to walk over to where he pointed.
I allowed my shaking legs to collapse as I fell back onto the
couch. "You can put your wings away now, Eloise," he said,
chuckling. My cheeks flamed in embarrassment as I quickly tucked
my wings away.
"Sorry," I mumbled. Donale sat down next to me.
"Now, now none of that," Donale rebuked gently running his long,
cold finger along my warm cheeks. I gave him a nervous smile
before taking a deep breath and squaring my shoulders, moving my
face away from his hand.
"Prince Donale," I started. "I ask if you could let me stay a
fortnight in the town of Fernystream with my mother to learn more
about fairies culture?" He smiled and leaned back, seeming to
mull it over.
"Okay I'll let you stay, if you promise to live here at the
castle with me for one of those weeks... and you kiss me right
"What!" I exclaimed, jumping of the couch, staring in
disbelief at his relaxed form. "I am not kissing you.
You're a complete stranger, and I'm not spending one of two weeks
here, away from my fairy family," I ranted angrily, breathing
"Eloise," Donale seethed, standing up as well. "You will
kiss me if you don't want to be sent away within the next five
minutes." I swallowed, chewing the insides of my cheeks
"Fine then send me home," I yelled. "I was only staying for my
mum. We'll go back to the human realm and be happy away from
jerks like you."Donale gave me a smirk that could only be
described as evil.
"I never said I was sending your mother back with you," he
informed. It felt like I'd been soccer punched, I stumbled back a
few steps, head whirling.
"You wouldn't," I gasped.
"Wouldn't I?" he threatened. I felt like I was slowly being
pushed into acorner. I could already feel the wall at my back.
"Eldon," I screamed racing over to the doors he'd walked through.
"Don't even bother Eloise I've personally charmed those doors
only I can open them," he told me smugly. I ignored him and
grabbed the cool metal handle and pulled with all my strength. My
heart over flowed with relief when the large door opened without
"Impossible. No one is strong enough to break a charm cast by
royalty..." I heard Donale mutter in disbelief behind me. I
ploughed into the stunned Eldon, throwing my thin arms around
him. He now reached my chin -I was shrinking faster.
"Eloise? Eloise what's going on?" asked Eldon worriedly.
"It doesn't matter," fumed Donale. "I've ordered you to leave
unless you kiss a prince within the next..." He paused and looked
at his watch and laughed in amusement. "...ten seconds."
My heart plummeted in my chestand my shoulders droppedin defeat.
A few brave tears escaped my eyes to roll down my cheeks.
Suddenly Eldon grabbed my shoulders roughly and turned me to face
him. I looked down at him in confusionand saw steely
determination in his deep, coco eyes. He pulled my head down and
fused my lips to his just as I felt an unnatural force tugging at
my body. It felt like hands were trying to grab at me and pull me
away, but they couldn't find purchase on my slim frame. I held
onto Eldon even tighter, refusing to let go. Then suddenly, the
pulling stopped and I was left,still standing the royal castle,
in the Fairies Realm. I just stared at Eldon in disbelief,
confusion written clearly all across my face.
"Tough luck brother," Eldon sneered, spitting the word.
"I guess just because you banished me from the castle doesn't
stop me from being a Prince in the eyes of Majix. and
howdare you try to take advantage of Eloise?!" he raged,
forcing himself to take a calming breath beforecontinuing."And
now that she's kissed a prince, she can stay in the fairies realm
for as long as she wants according to your spell."
My heart swelled with joy and I hugged Eldon tighylyuntil
hestarted complaining about me choking him. I laughed with relief
as I pulled back. I could go to mum and tell her I could stay.
Then to top all that off my first kiss was with a prince!
My name is Eloise Taylor Sunn. On my fifteenth birthday I turned
into a fairy and found the man of my dreams.