Neverland, a twist on the classic Peter Pan

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Wendy loves Peter but will his secret be the end of their love?

Submitted: November 03, 2016

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He had been acting strange all day, speaking like today was going to be his last day on earth or something. I kind of just dismissed it because he gets nostalgic a lot. It was getting late and we were on our way home, he said the streetlights were giving him a headache so we took the shortcut through the park. As we were walking, something smashed him into the frosted grass. There was so much blood. I felt the oxygen leave my body. I froze. For the life of me I couldn’t move, it was like sleep paralysis except as much as I wished it, I wasn’t asleep. I was awake. He was awake. When I gained back control of my body I took out my phone, called the ambulance and then ran to him. Again, I froze.

 

“P-promise me s-something,” I stammered after a few seconds of silence, after I recollected my thoughts and realised what was actually happening

 

“Anything” he replied weakly, he was strangely calm

 

“Promise on all the stars in the sky and all the waves in the ocean that when we get through this you’ll never leave me, I can’t imagine my life without you”

 

“I can’t do that, I love you but I can’t promise you that,” he said as more blood fell from his mouth “There’s something you need to know”

 

I’d never seen him like this. I’d never seen anyone like this. I wanted to fix him. I wanted to make it all better but he was on the floor covered in blood and there was nothing I could do, I didn’t even know where the blood was coming from. Sweat fell from my temple like I was the one bleeding. I could feel his pain in my heart and in that moment I realised how much we were one.

 

“Wendy, I’ve been lying to you” he paused “I’m not who you think I am”

 

“What do you mean?” I said as I fought back tears

 

“I could never promise you that I’d never leave you because I’d be lying to you and when you look up, all the stars will be missing so you wont get to see me and they’ll be no waves in the ocean so you wont get to feel me, when I’m not around”

 

“Don’t say that Peter, don’t talk like that!” I shouted

 

“Forever doesn’t exist. It’s just a social construct made by someone who wanted to make fairytales real. We don’t have to last forever we just have to know that our love was realer than anything we’ve ever come across. I never believed in soul mates until I met you, now I see that our auras were created together. We fit together perfectly. I think you know when you’ve found your soul mate because you feel the warmth of their aura flowing through your veins and you realise before them you were always cold. Before you I was always cold but now when you’re around it’s like I feel a sigh of relief coming from my heart, It’s like my soul knew you before I did and for that, I envy it. That’s why I couldn’t tell you the truth about who I was, who I am because I didn’t want to lose you. I live up there,” He pointed at the sky “planet Ituxi, I believe you call it Mars over here”

 

“Stop messing around” I half laughed

 

“I wish I was, my love. My real name is Vajjer, I was sent here on a mission to locate Oxqa and see if it was ready for extraction, I believe you call it water here. They gave me a year to locate it and prepare it for extraction but I met you instead. Now all I know is that you’re my soul mate and you’ve been my soul mate in every life, now I know the only mission I was sent here for is you and if I cant have you forever I don’t know how i’ll live but knowing that I did have you for a snippet of forever is worth never having you at all. So, no I cant promise you i’ll never leave you because my time here is up, this body will soon be switched off and I don’t know what the future holds but I can promise you that you’ll be my soul mate forever and when I move onto my next life i’ll find you again. So I guess in a way we will be together forever.”

 

And then he stopped. Everything stopped. His mouth stopped. His eyes stopped. His breath stopped. I stopped. Then tiny lights flew out of his mouth, nose and ears and surrounded me for a second before they flew into the sky. All I could do was lay on his now vacant body and cry for what felt like an eternity.


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