Sergio and Maria
THE CHARACTER’S NARRATION
During the 12th Century (France), I was driving a horse carriage. The forest was dark at night. I suddenly saw three wolves bit and drank a man’s blood. I jumped down from the right side of the carriage as fast as possible. I took a wooden torch and showed the fire. They all ran away. When I looked at his face in a proper way, I cried “DROMIO!” I carried him and kept him in the carriage safely. Dromio’s blood was cold and it was bleeding. I drove fast and reached the Notre Dame cathedral. When I entered the cathedral, I was encountered with the priest. I told him to cure Dromio.
I went to the city and reached the King’s castle. I saw that the guards glared at me. I apologized to the guards that I was too late. I went inside the castle and found out that the entrance room was clear. I went to a small cabin and looked at my parent’s small portraits. Then I went to a large but cold room. It was decorated with a brick made chimney and the bed was relaxing but small and there were beautiful portraits of fruits and there were also large windows and enormous curtains. It was a room for French aristocrats. I slept there relaxingly. The day rose seven hours later and all woke up. When I woke up, I went to the great hall and had a feast with the king. I took loaf bread, roasted beef and chicken eggs. When I went to an enormous room, I saw that it was decorated with tiles and there was a huge lamp made with candles. There was a chimney and a bar. I never drink wine nor even smoke but still I was the in charge of the bar. It was empty and no one was here. I am also a merchant.
When the King went out of the city, I came out of the castle as a commoner. I walked in the crowded streets. I was suddenly knocked by a girl’s shoulder.When the girl passed me I looked back. She also looked back to me and smiled at me. I charmed her with a smile. The girl’s hair was straight at the top and curly at the end of her hair.
When she went away, I went to a bakery. I saw my friends were drinking grape juice. They were smoking as well. I greeted to them. When I convinced my friends to go to the mountains, they all agreed to go there. I saw beautiful mountains and lakes. The sun was going down and the cloud rose. I took a horse and went to the castle. When I entered the castle, I found out that the castle was crowded. I went to the ball room but almost full for dancing. I saw the same girl sat on the bar and she felt alone. Suddenly, Dromio came towards me and asked “You are right on time, my friend”. Dromio put his hand on my other shoulder. He said “this is Maria.” When Dromio pointed towards Maria he said “Maria, this is Sergio Devito”. “Oh I’ve seen him” said Maria.I said “I also saw her. She smiled at me”. She smiled again. I had danced with her.
Then, I slept. Next day, I went out with Maria to show the city because she came from the village. I showed the city. We played hide and seek and I followed her all the way to the bridge sang about love:
Love is in birth by birth
Kills the hell, Finds the Heaven,
Find the love that you found before
Do not defy your true love.
Love is age by age
Help and try.
True love does have no bounds.
She was free like a bird and her eyes were honest. I started to be friends with her. Next day, I shaved my round beard and visited all the townspeople, the bookshops and bakeries with Maria. I gave her white roses and I put one of them in her hair. She was impressed and supported me a lot.I was a lot happier than before.
Next day, I went to a wooden dockyard beside the sea. I sat down and talked to my friend who was also a part time bartender. In the window, I suddenly saw a large wooden curved ship. “This ship is from which city I am familiar to that ship?” I asked. The friend replied “From Venice”.I suddenly saw a man from the ship entered to the dockyard. He asked “Which one of you is Sergio Devito?” I replied “I am”.The man from the ship took off his hat and bowed “I am Delacroix, the son of J’Albe De Tour. I am one of the Venice merchants and your distant cousin”. “I thought I was an orphan but I don’t even know I have a family!” exclaimed I.
I took him to my carriage and showed the city, castles and cathedrals. He took rest and slept. I went near Maria and convinced her to go to the Notre Dame cathedral. We went there with my horse; we prayed to God that our love will know no bounds and we will be lovers forever, by life and death and love will never be wrong. Maria went to a pet shop and she brought me a parrot. We went to the castle and asked the guards about Delacroix.They told us to go to the ball room. I saw full of people, dancing. We went to the bar and sat down. Delacroix came and asked me “Who is she?” “She’s my partner, Maria” I replied.His handshake with Maria was suspicious. He was always sarcastic as I suspected. When we go out, he always wanted to go with us. I always saw him thinking. Next day, when I alone went to a meeting, I heard from Delacroix that Maria was the one to steal my properties.
I was upset and the evening rose. I went to the bar and saw that Maria glared at me and I missed her smile. She said she no longer loved me and she love Delacroix. The Next Day, I went to the mountains. I saw birds and all the animals stared at me. I played with animals and I was still upset.At night my parrot came with a message. He said “Master, Castle will fire!” He repeated the message. I was shocked and took a horse. I came to the city as quick as possible. I saw there was no fire in the front side. I went to the backside of the castle. It was locked. I saw through giant windows that Delacroix threw the torch light upwards and the lamp fell down. The fire started to increase. I jumped through the glass window and it became broken. I fell down and the blood of wound came out from me. When I saw a girl’s hair, I cried “MARIA!”She said “Sergio, my love. Delacroix is rude and violent. He blackmailed me separating from you. He is the one to
Steal your properties”. “I shall be a man of new religion,
New name, new nationality and new language in my next life” said I as my last words.“The same” said her last words. “I will re unite true love in next life.” The fire exploded and I was feeling like dying.
THE WRITER’S NARRATION AND EPILOGUE
They were died and Delacroix buried their dead bodies in the corner and made them hugging to each other. 2007 February, an archeologist came and dug up the mud. He saw the dead bodies hugging. They thought that the couples were from 2000 BC. They named it the ‘Skeleton Couples’.Some people thought they were disappeared, some people said they were reincarnated and many people don’t know the story of the Skeleton couples. This story is a new language of love.
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