Chapter 22: (v.22) "be sacrificed on the altar of"

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Once upon a no time, Elnan the noble hunter and Brianna the beautiful daughter of a warrior, never met. The end.

 

Time was on vacation. It doesn't happen very often, it's more of an extremely rare phenomenon. But once in a while (a long while as a matter of fact) it happens. Time is leaving us alone to rest himself in the void.

Elnan and Brianna were meant to be the most famous couple of all times. Their love would stay in history. Poems, books and songs would have be written for them. But time was not on their side. To be more specific, time was nowhere to be found. And without timing, the couple never met each other, never fell in love and never entered the eternity.

They were supposed to first meet at the age of eleven. Elnan was learning how to hunt and Brianna was meant to meet him while she was searching for her kite. Unfortunately they never saw each other. Brianna's kite never fell in the woods. And the swarm of sparrows never got Elnan's attention in order to notice the kite in the sky. Many times they almost meet each other, but they never did. When Brianna was eighteen years old, joined a social gathering. When she was leaving, Elnan was arriving. These kind of situations kept happening for all of their lives. Always too near but also too far. They spent their years searching for one another without even knowing it. Although they both had a good and satisfactory life, they never felt complete. Eventually they left the world of the living. They died the exact same day but entered heaven from different entrances.

Fortunately for the rest of us, time returned. But the union of the couple was sacrificed on the altar of his vacation.

It is said that they turned into stars. Elnan is the first star of the dawn and Brianna the last. And they did not lived happily ever after.


 

-the end-


Submitted: October 14, 2016

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